Marine News from the Great Lakes

Summer Fishing On The Great Lakes

Reports from,, and

Published: Thursday, July 4, 2019
By: Chad Lapa

There’s nothing quite like summertime fishing on the Great Lakes! Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, boaters are getting out on the water to test out new equipment and techniques, as well as put favorite tactics to use. Anglers across all five lakes are itching to take advantage of the hot spring and summer days that they’ve waited all winter for.

Fishing provides a great opportunity for reflection, and while enjoying this summer’s fishing season it’s important to think about and thank those who have taught us and helped us get involved in the sport. Whether it is a family member, friend, or other mentor, fishing requires a great deal of knowledge and anyone who takes the time to teach another and share this pastime is truly giving a gift!

As of the writing of this article, here are the fishing reports from each of the Great Lakes:

Lake Ontario Fishing Report

Brown trout fishing continues to be hot near the shoreline in 10 to 20 feet of water. Salmon fishing is also off to a great start this year, with anglers reporting high numbers of catches.

Lake Erie Fishing Report

Good catches of walleye are being reported from the western basin. Walleye fishing is also starting to pick up in the central basin, while in the eastern basin anglers are reporting good catches of perch.

Lake Huron Fishing Report

We’re seeing reports of limit catches of walleye on Lake Huron. Fishermen are also reporting great catches of perch.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report

Anglers are reporting great catches of coho salmon and steelhead. We’re also seeing reports of lake trout catches.

Lake Superior Fishing Report

Those out on the water are reporting catches of a variety of species, including coho salmon, king salmon, lake trout, and brown trout.

As mentioned above, fishing is a sport that benefits from a great deal of knowledge and we’d like to remind you that online communities provide a perfect way to stay informed right from your own computer before you even leave the house for a fishing trip. For up-to-date fishing conditions and the latest information, be sure to check out,, and as the more than 25,000 members of these sites provide a wealth of knowledge, interesting stories, and suggestions to help both beginning and experienced anglers. We would like to say thank you to these online communities for keeping us up to date with relevant news from the Great Lakes.

This article first appeared in the Summer Issue (Jul/Aug) 2019 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

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