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September 2016 / 3 posts found

The Benefits of a Trailer-able Boat for Salmon Fishing

September 7, 2016 @ 7:37 pm
Monday's trip to Waukegan for trout and salmon was a perfect example of running a trailerable boat.  The salmon fishing on the south end of Lake Michigan had gotten tough due to a couple of days of strong north winds which moved a lot of warm water into the area.  While a bunch of mature king salmon had made a move to shallow water, the warm water caused them to move up into Burns Ditch and Trail Creek.  Warm water had stacked up by Saturday with the thermocline at 50 feet where the temperature changed from 71 to 64 degrees.  Trout [...]

Judi’s Favorite Salmon

September 1, 2016 @ 3:02 am
Grilled salmon with cucumber/dill sauce makes converts out of even reluctant salmon eaters.

Late Summer/Early Fall is Trophy Salmon Time on Lake Michigan

September 1, 2016 @ 1:37 am
As of this writing, pre-spawn salmon are beginning to be caught along the south shore of Lake Michigan signaling the arrival of their fall spawning migration.  It is prime time to experience trophy salmon fishing as the mature king salmon seek out the streams of their birth or the sites of their stocking.  There are other species available to add to the action as well.  For example, fall run steelhead follow the salmon to take advantage of the abundant and easy to catch protein snacks that are salmon eggs which are floating freely in the streams.  Late August and early September defines the peak four [...]