The Lake Michigan Tributaries can offer some fine Steelhead opportunities. It is my desire and goal to allow you to experience this fine fishing at its best. I primarily guide the streams in Indiana, however will venture to Wisconsin to fish those rivers as well. My number one goal is to teach you how to properly target these wary fish. We will cover reading the water, proper gear and presentation, and proper drifting techniques. Primarily we will be float fishing, however in-line spinners are also a dynamite technique that will be utilized.

* Shore Fishing Only – No Boat Fishing

Because of the location of the streams I offer several options to you for ease of fishing. I am willing to drive you in my vehicle as long as the gas expenses are shared. We can also meet at a designated spot and fish from there. The season Is November thru March.

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, but have to opportunity to hook into Brown Trout, 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 Indiana/Wisconsin fishing license with Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp and should bring a camera,fishing gear, rain suit, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, warm clothing, waders and wading shoes (waders are optional, but recommended to keep you dry, clean and warm), water or soft drinks and lunch if you are fishing a full day.

Pricing Details

Full Day Trips: 6-8 hours

One (1) Angler: $200
Two (2) Anglers: $300