My number one goal is to teach you how to properly target these wary fish. We will cover locating the fish, proper gear and presentation, and proper drifting techniques. Primarily we will be float fishing, however in-line spinners, spoons and crankbaits are used depending on the time of the year.
I can cater a trip to fit your needs. The fishing all depends on the time of the year. In the Fall we will chase Chinook Salmon. Late fall thru the winter and into spring will be Brown Trout and Steelhead. The Spring will be Coho and Perch. The Season varies but is typically September thru April.
All gear can be provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you prefer. Anglers using spinning gear should bring a medium to medium light rod spooled with 6 or 8lb test. Fly fisherman should bring rods 7 to 9 feet long in 7 to 8 weights. Weight forward/floating line with 9 foot tapered leaders or fast sinking line or sinking tips with 2 to 4 foot leaders will work.
The best thing you can bring on one of these guided fishing trips is a positive attitude. A sense of wonder for your surroundings wouldn’t hurt either.
We will be fishing primarily for Steelhead and Brown trout, but have to opportunity to hook into Chinook Salmon, or Coho Salmon.
There are no guarantees of going out and catching a fish, some days are just like that. But go back to the same spot the next day, or a spot that looks just like it, use the same lures and techniques and you might have the best fishing experience of your life.
You should have a valid Illinois/Wisconsin fishing license with Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp and should bring a camera,fishing gear, rain suit, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, warm clothing, water or soft drinks,and lunch if you are fishing a full day.