Lake Michigan, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Lake Michigan, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Lake Michigan is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters

Water flow:

Visibility: 39 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: If you can sneak into the warm water discharges

Best access point: St. Joe

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Minnows and gobies

Fish species: lake trout, lake-run browns, steelhead, coho, chinook, carp and smallmouth

Fishing season: Mid-March until late November

Nearest airport: Traverse City, MI

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Lake Michigan Description

Lake Michigan is the third largest Great Lake by surface area and the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world. With over 180 miles of shoreline, there are countless creeks, streams and rivers that enter lake michigan. Kings, coho, browns, steelhead, smallmouth, and carp all use these shorelines to hunt for food. Understanding water temps and wind directions is key to success. Lake Michigan also has the ...

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