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2017 Ludington Fishing Reports


Ludington State Park Fishing Report December 20, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on December 20th, 2017
Fair report for Perch at the base of the Dam, but there is a lot of little ones to sort through.

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Ice Safety Report December 20, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on December 20th, 2017
Ice conditions in the area are NOT great right now

There have been a few people fishing on Upper Hamlin off of Wilson Hill, as well as off by Buttersville on PM Lake.
We do not encourage anyone to go on the ice yet, but of you do take a Spud.

Temps are supposed to drop all through the weekend, until after Christmas with highs in the teens and single digits. Most places should be ready to fish by next weekend!!!

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Ice Safety Report December 13, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on December 13th, 2017
Things are starting to freeze over, but no reports of safe ice yet
Conditions for ice should improve by the weekend, but we HIGHLY DISCOURAGE anyone from going on the ice until then at least

When we get a report for safe ice, we will be more than happy to post it

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Lake Michigan Fishing Report December 7, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on December 7th, 2017
Surf fishing and pier fishing for steelhead should remain good here as well.

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Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report December 6, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on December 6th, 2017
Fair report for perch near the bottom in the deeper holes, a few Northerns reported as well.

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Lake Michigan Fishing Report November 30, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 30th, 2017
Surf fishing and pier fishing for steelhead should remain good here as well.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report November 23, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 23rd, 2017
Pier anglers and those surf casting have not been able to get out because of the strong winds.

Ludington Fishing Report November 9, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 9th, 2017
Should also have good pier and surf-fishing for steelhead.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report November 8, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on November 8th, 2017
Ludington Piers- Better report for Steelhead than in the bay, but still fairly slow overall

Ludington Beach/Boat Launch- Surf fishing is still rather slow

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report November 8, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on November 8th, 2017
A few Steelhead being taken while trolling and a few reports for Northerns near the drop offs.

Ludington Fishing Report November 2, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on November 2nd, 2017
Surface water temperatures dropped to 55 degrees. Angler activity was very low. The Loomis Road launch still had a dock in.

Ludington State Park Fishing Report October 25, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on October 25th, 2017
A few reports for Perch beneath the dam and the occasional King there as well

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report October 25, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on October 25th, 2017
Fair report perch near the Dow wall still, moving in to 20 or so feet of water. A few Coho have been taken out trolling as well

Ludington State Park Fishing Report October 18, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on October 18th, 2017
State Park Dam- Several Kings beneath the Dam, and some reports for Perch moving in

Lake Michigan Fishing Report October 18, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on October 18th, 2017
Ludington Piers- Still slow for Steelhead overall, but there are some starting to move in

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report October 18, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on October 18th, 2017
Still a fair perch report and a few northerns near the drop offs, Steelhead slowing starting to pick up

Ludington State Park Fishing Report October 11, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on October 11th, 2017
State Park Dam- Several Kings beneath the Dam, and some reports for Perch moving in

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report October 11, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on October 11th, 2017
Still a fair perch report and a few northerns near the drop offs, few and far between report for Steelhead

Ludington Fishing Report October 5, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on October 5th, 2017
Had few anglers. Surface water temperatures dropped to 60 degrees.

Ludington State Park Fishing Report October 4, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on October 4th, 2017
A few more Kings near the Dam but still fairly slow

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report October 4, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on October 4th, 2017
Still a good report for Perch in 20-35 feet of water, a couple people are also starting to get some Coho out trolling

Lake Michigan Fishing Report September 28, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 28th, 2017
Water temperatures were at about 68 degrees and angler activity was low.

Ludington State Park Fishing Report September 27, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on September 27th, 2017
Still very few Kings near the Dam

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report September 27, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on September 27th, 2017
Still a fair perch report, they have moved a little deeper to 30-35" of water

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report September 14, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 21st, 2017
Water temperatures were warm and fishing was slow with only a couple chinook caught in the harbor and in Pere Marquette Lake.

Ludington State Park Fishing Report September 20, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on September 20th, 2017
Still fairly slow for Salmon beneath the Dam.

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report September 20, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on September 20th, 2017
Fair report for perch in 20+ feet of water and some Northerns in the shallows near the drop offs.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report September 14, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 14th, 2017
Slow fishing continues but those trolling in 250 to 400 feet as well as in the harbor found salmon and steelhead. Pier fishing was slow with only a couple chinook taken on spoons. Chinook were also caught in Pere Marquette Lake.

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report September 13, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on September 13th, 2017
Decent report for Kings trolling and jigging near the Badger and in the shipping lane, also a few reports for perch coming in

Lake Michigan Fishing Report September 13, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on September 13th, 2017
Ludington Piers- A few reports for Perch as well as Kings early in the day and late in the evening

Lake Michigan Fishing Report September 7, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on September 7th, 2017
Also had slower fishing with a smaller number of salmon and steelhead caught between the piers and 200 feet. Those fishing out deep did best 60 to 100 feet down with spoons or J-plugs. Pier fishing was slow.

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report September 6, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on September 6th, 2017
Pere Marquette Lake- Decent report for Kings trolling and jigging near the Badger and in the shipping lane

Lake Michigan Fishing Report September 6, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on September 6th, 2017
Ludington Piers- A few reports for Perch as well as Kings early in the day and late in the evening

Lake Michigan Fishing Report August 31, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 31st, 2017
Over the last couple weeks, bad weather has warmed the lake up, dropped the thermocline and slowed fishing. Chinook and coho were found 40 to 100 feet down in 90 to 150 feet with plugs, flies and meat rigs. Pier fishing was slow.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report August 30, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on August 30th, 2017
Ludington Piers- A few small reports for perch, as well as Kings early morning and late evening

Ludington Fishing Report August 30, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on August 30th, 2017
Ludington State Park- Still no reports for Kings beneath the Dam

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report August 30, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on August 30th, 2017
Still a slight report for Perch, Kings have started staging in small pods near the Badger and Spartan

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- August 24, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on August 24th, 2017
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Fishing was fare to good this morning after the last two days were extremely windy and rough forcing us to cancel four trips the last two days!! This morning the guys from Square Deal Building supplies came aboard the Lie A Lot and the Clockd Out charter boat for a morning adventure. We set up in 100' in front of the pump storage plant. Glow j plug on a 5 color, and 300' copper went early. Later bites Cr on a mag green jeans glow spoon on a 225' copper and mag blue hulk on a 300' copper. The salmon fishing is going to just get better and better into September with a lot of fish still being taken south still to come into the P M river and Manistee rivers (Lie A Lot Charters (800)-850-1979

Ludington Fishing Report August 24, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 24th, 2017
The better fishing was in 120 to 200 feet with spoons, J-plugs and meat rigs. Anglers caught some big chinook along with some coho and steelhead. The last thermocline was 90 to 120 feet down.

Ludington Fishing Report August 23, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on August 23rd, 2017
Ludington Piers: Perch have slowed off both Piers, Kings are moving through in the early morning and late evening

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report August 23, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on August 23rd, 2017
Still a slight report for Perch, Kings have started staging in small pods near the Badger and Spartan

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- August 22, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on August 22nd, 2017
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Set up in front of the pump storage plant in 110' of water. A double glow j plug on a rigger down 60' and on a 300' copper went early. Later bites were a k.g. and green mile meat rig on a low wire out 150' and a 350' copper with a blue bubble fly and spin doctor by Dreamweaver. Fishing again has been spotty with some days being excellent and others a little slower. Lie A Lot Charters (800)-850-1978

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- August 17, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on August 17th, 2017
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King salmon and coho salmon continue to be very good at times and fare at others. Kevin's girlfriend on a low wire with a big water green mile out 150' and the Dreamweaver Freestyle rig on a high diver out 240' have been the steadiest day to day. Some magnum and regular glow spons on 225' copper and 300' coppers in hulk and green jeans have also been productive early and late. Lie A Lot Charters (800)-850-1978

Ludington Fishing Report August 17, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 17th, 2017
Fishing picked up with some big chinook salmon up near 30 pounds caught 40 to 90 feet down in 90 to 150 feet. Coho and steelhead were also caught. Meat rigs, spoons and flies were the ticket. Those trolling in the harbor and Pere Marquette Lake caught a few chinook on plugs.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- August 14, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on August 14th, 2017
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There's been some really nice kings around and every morning has produced a few! Set up again in front of the pump storage plant in 100' of water and trolled southwest about 4 miles before turning and heading back from 180' of water. Regular glow spoons in green jeans, blue jeans on coppers as well as a mag glow spoon on a down rigger down 60' were the best. We trolled a little quicker today with the cooler water and spoon program Give us a call soon September is starting to look very good with an absolute "boat load" of future kings to the south yet to arrive!!!! (800)-850-1978

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- August 12, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on August 12th, 2017
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Another fun trip with plenty of fish to have a great time. Set up to the south in front of the pump storage plant in 80' trolling southwest out to 140' of water before turning and heading back. A set of Dreamweaver ss super bread glow spoons on the out and down down rigger was best. Also good again was the Dreamweaver splatter back j plug on a 225' copper!! Call us today before summer is over to enjoy some of the best fishing Lake Michigan has to offer!!!! (800)-850-1978

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- August 10, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on August 10th, 2017
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Afternoons like mornings are producing about the exact same catch numbers. Meat was the ticket this afternoon with these young ladies capturing almost all fish pictured. Meat was Kevin's girlfriend on a low dipsey diver out 125' with a big water green mile meat rig. Dreamweaver lures green splatter back has also been good for a fish or two a trip up high on a five color or 7 color!!!! Lie A Lot Charters (800)-850-1978


Ludington Fishing Report August 10, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 10th, 2017
Salmon fishing picked up with chinook and coho caught 30 to 90 feet down in 90 to 180 feet. Steelhead were also caught when using spoons, flies and meat rigs. One angler caught a 37 pound chinook. The end of the south pier is closed due to construction. Chinook were caught in Pere Marquette Lake when trolling or jigging.

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report August 9, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on August 9th, 2017
Fair report for Kings both trolling and jigging near the Spartan and Badger, Green has been the hot color across the board so far

Ludington Fishing Report August 9, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on August 9th, 2017
Ludington Piers- Perch fishing slowed a little bit with the wind shifting mainly from the south, there has been a few reports for Kings in the early mornings before daybreak.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- August 07, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on August 7th, 2017
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Steady fishing and calm seas along with great company made this trip aboard the Lie A Lot successful and memorable!! J plugs on a down rigger at 65 and on full core and 225' copper worked best early. Later bites came on a green spin doctor by Dreamweaver lures with the freestyle meat rig. Seasons come on fast. Book your charter soon aboard the Lie A Lot!!! (800)-850-1978

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- August 06, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on August 6th, 2017
After a two day north west car ferry cancelling blow, fishing got scattered and limited in areas. We managed to take a few both morning and afternoon and cancelled two days ago completely!! This morning though, fishing started out a little slow then picked up later. Set up in front of the pump storage plant in 120 and trolled west from there our to 180'. Best baits were yeck lures jarred on a 225' copper, and a double glow plug on a 7 color. We also took a couple on big water Tackles green mile behind Dreamweaver lures k.girlfriend on a low dipsey diver our a hundred. Lie A Lot Charters..... (800)-850-1978

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- August 04, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on August 4th, 2017
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Fishing has been steady out of Ludington. This morning we set on the bank in 110' of water. Meat was best on high divers out 140' with Dreamweaver chrome killer spin doctor and big water tackle green mile. Also a double glow j plug on a 225' copper went early. Lie a lot Charters (800)-850-1978

Ludington Fishing Report August 3, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on August 3rd, 2017
Had surface water temperatures up to 69 degrees. A good number of chinook, coho and steelhead were caught 60 to 80 feet down in 110 to 180 feet. Steelhead were also caught in 300 to 350 feet. Chinook were caught when trolling in the harbor and the backside of Pere Marquette Lake. Spoons, flies and meat rigs were the ticket. A good number of chinook were over 20 pounds.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- July 31, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 31st, 2017
King fishing was consistent all morning with a fish coming every so often. Meat was best on dipsey divers after sun up and double glow j plugs shined early. Best meat rigs again were big water Tackles green mile behind a Dreamweaver chrome dolphin spin doctor out 61' on a high diver and a Kevin's girlfriend with a green mile. Extremely heavy box of fish with more to come soon!!!!!! Lie A Lot Charters (231)-233-5176

Lake Michigan Fishing Report- July 29, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 29th, 2017
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Afternoon fishing in Ludington!! Set up straight out of Ludington pier heads in 40' of water. Best baits were a #3 double glow j plug on a 1 color, a DW blue shorts on a down riggers down 20' and high dipsey diver out 51' with a Dreamweaver Kevin's girlfriend and Big Water Tackles green mile meat rig! Fishing was steady all evening. Only a few openings this year so call Lie A Lot Charters today before summer is over.... (800)-850-1978

Lake Michigan Fishing Report - July 27, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 27th, 2017
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Ludington continues to be your fishing destination while in Michigan!!! We ran south about 5 miles. Fished in 100-150' of water best lures were again yeck lures lightning and jarred on 7 and 10 color lead core. Also productive was our low wires out 120 and 140' with Dreamweaver Kevin's girlfriend and big water tackle green mile as well as a Dreamweaver chrome killer and green mile. Only a couple of dates available in August so book your adventure aboard Lie A Lot Charters today!!!! (231)-233-5176

Ludington Fishing Report July 27, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on July 27th, 2017
Boat anglers caught some good size chinook salmon along with coho and steelhead. The Projects were producing the most about 50 to 70 feet down in 100 to 140 feet or 50 to 90 feet down in 120 to 180 feet off Big Sable Point. A few chinook were caught in the harbor and Pere Marquette Lake. Anglers did best with spoons and flies but a few were caught on meat rigs.

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report July 26, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on July 26th, 2017
Fair report for Northerns as well as Perch, no reports for Salmon yet but they are getting closer to the Pier Heads

Ludington Fishing Report July 26, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on July 26th, 2017
Ludington Piers- Very good perch report over the last week, weather and wind permitting. Best luck with minnows, some with leaf worms.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report -- July 22, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 22nd, 2017
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Fished south of Ludington in front of power plant in 120-140' of water. 7 color and 225' of copper were best with yeck lures jarred and yeck lures lightning spoons. We started out shallow and only caught a couple before heading out where we took most of our fish. Also productive was a 5 color lead core with a double glow j plug and high dipsey diver out 120' with a Dreamweaver blue jeans glow spoon. Give us a call at Lie A Lot Charters today while the fish is good!!! (800)-850-1978

Lake Michigan Fishing Report - July 21, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 21st, 2017
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Fishing out of Ludington for salmon is in early stages and with that being said, it's going to be a great fall for salmon!!!! Set up south of Ludington in 100' and trolled south west for 3 hrs then trolled back north through the same water!!!! We were constantly busy fighting fish with probably another 12 plus fish hooked and lost. The water is cool so fish has been high in the water column 30-50' down. Best lures continue to be Dreamweaver Kevin's girlfriend with a Dreamweaver pickled sunshine fly on a high dipsey diver out 120 and 150'. Spoons were also very good in that water column!!!! Lie A Lot Charters (800)-850-1978

Ludington Fishing Report July 20, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on July 20th, 2017
Surface temperatures here were about 47 degrees. A 24 pound chinook salmon was caught recently in 100 to 180 feet. Steelhead and lake trout were also caught. A small number of chinook were caught in the basin and just outside the piers in 30 feet as well. Spoons and meat rigs were the ticket.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report - July 19, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 19th, 2017
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Fished north in front of the Ludington State Park. The kings are slowly trickling in with some days being better numbers of fish and some days less fish but bigger in size!! Meat rigs were best on high and low divers. Low divers out 140-160 with Dreamweaver Kevin's girlfriend and big water tackle green mile meat rigs was best. Next best was a chrome killer spin doctor and big water tackle green UV meat rig on a high diver out 200'. The bite has been spread out with fish coming throughout the morning. Book your charter now only a few dates available. Lie A Lot Charters (800)-850-1978

Lake Michigan Fishing Report - July 13, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 13th, 2017
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Family fun aboard the Lie A Lot!! South of Ludington pier heads in 140-180' of water was best. Blue glow Dreamweaver whirly gigs and yellow mountain dew whirly gigs on out and down down riggers were best. High and low dipsey divers with similar whirly gigs just off bottom also took fish. Really nice limit of fish this morning with the largest being a 22# lake trout!! Lie A Lot Charters (800)-850-1978

Ludington Fishing Report July 13, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on July 13th, 2017
Good numbers of lake trout were caught in 100 to 200 feet. A few coho, chinook and steelhead were also caught. Pier fishing was slow

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report July 12, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on July 12th, 2017
A few reports for Perch in the deeper water, as well as a few Salmon out trolling the trench/shipping lane. Northerns have been fair near some of the shallower weed beds.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for July 11, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 11th, 2017
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Afternoon fishing again today was better than the morning. Fished south out of Ludington pier heads in 125-150' of water. Out and down down riggers were best with Dreamweaver chrome spin doctors and mountain dew Dreamweaver whirly gigs as well as a blue and white Dreamweaver whirly gig. The Lake Trout pictured was a little over 20# and gave the young lady quite a battle! Also good was a low dipsey diver out 440' with a Dreamweaver chrome spin doctor and yellow chrome Dreamweaver whirly gig. Lie A Lot Charters.... (800)-850-1978

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for July 7, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 7th, 2017
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Started out this morning a little north of the Ludington pier heads in 85' and trolled northwest from there out to 200' before turning. Rough seas made fishing quite challenging but fishing continues to be good out of Ludington!! High and low dipsey diver at or near bottom and both out and down down riggers on bottom were best. Best colors continue to be Dreamweaver chrome spin doctors and yellow lightning and blue glow spin and glows or Dreamweaver whirly gigs!! Booking up fast so call Lie A Lot Charters soon for your fishing adventure!! (231)-233-5176

Ludington Fishing Report July 7, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on July 7th, 2017
Wind has also been problematic here. Lake trout were caught in 150 to 350 feet of water, as were a few Chinook and steelhead. Pier fishing has been slow.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report -- July 3, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 3rd, 2017
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Fishing continues to be very good with really nice sized fish coming aboard the Lie A Lot!!! A little south of the Ludington pier heads was our starting spot in 120' of water and trolled west from there out to 180'. Dreamweaver chrome spin doctor with blue spin and glows and Dreamweaver chrome spin doctor and yellow lightning spin and glows both behind high dipsey divers out 700'. The water is supposed to stay calm and warm for as far out as forecast goes so book your charter aboard the Lie A Lot soon by calling (231) 233-5176.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report -- July 2, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 2nd, 2017
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The fish this morning were all real nice fish. Set up again straight out of Ludington in 150 and trolled north from there before turning just short of big point Sable lighthouse in 180' of water. High dipsey divers again were best out 650 and 700' with Dreamweaver chrome spin doctor pulling a green chrome spin and glow with white wings. Other good rigs were the out and down down riggers with a yeck tin can dodger and yellow lightning spin and glow and the other was a Dreamweaver chrome spin doctor with a blue glow spin and glow. Don't miss out on this great fishing!! Call Lie A Lot Charters today before summer is gone. (231) 233-5176

Lake Michigan Fishing Report -- July 1, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on July 1st, 2017
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Set up a little north of the Ludington north breakwall in 140' of water and trolled northwest from there out to 240'. The water is very warm so all the fish were down below 120' of water. High dipsey divers out 750 and low dipsey divers out 440' were best with Dreamweaver chrome and blue spin doctor with blue glow and yellow lightning spin and glows behind. We did manage a couple of coho on the chute downright down 127' with a blue bubble spin doctor pulling a pickled sunshine fly!! Book your charter aboard the Lie A Lot soon!! (231) 233-5176

Ludington Fishing Report June 28, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on June 28th, 2017
Surface water was up to 64 degrees. Best catches were coming 40 to 80 feet down in 120 to 180 feet. Chinook, coho and steelhead were caught as deep as 600 feet. Pier fishing was slow.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 23, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on June 23rd, 2017
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Fish on for Freedom was again a big success! After an hour delay because of lightning and a large front passed through fishing started with a shot gun start at 7am and ended at noon with a lot of American flags and parade of people lined up and down the break wall to welcome the veterans to port!! Fishing was very good aboard the Lie A Lot with 19 fish coming aboard in short order. Book your charter aboard the Lie A Lot before summer is over!! (800)-850-1978

Ludington Fishing Report June 21, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on June 21st, 2017
Piers have been relatively slow, but some success later in the evening/night

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 16, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on June 16th, 2017
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We ran out north to Big Point Sable lighthouse in calm seas. Set up with spoons up high on 7&10 color lead cores as well as a 225 and 300 copper. Our dipsey divers were out 300 and 240 with Dreamweaver chrome spin doctors and green and chartreuse spin and glows. Down riggers took a few as well near bottom with the same spin doctor and yellow and green spin and glows. There's still plenty of fish to have a great time aboard the Lie A Lot!! (800)-850-1978

Ludington Fishing Report June 15, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on June 15th, 2017
Surface temperature readings were about 60 degrees. Fishing has slowed. A small number of chinook were caught out deep in 200 feet or more. A few lake trout were taken in 100 to 150 feet off the projects.

Lincoln Lake Fishing Report June 14, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on June 14th, 2017
Starting to get heavy weeds, but fair fishing for Northerns and Bullhead along the weed lines

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report June 14, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on June 14th, 2017
Slow overall, but some reports for Northerns in the shallower flats

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 10, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on June 10th, 2017
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Fishing is good and day time weather conditions are great with temps in the 70s. We set up straight out of Ludington in 100' of water and trolled south from there. Best lures were Dreamweaver chrome spin doctor with yellow spin and glow on bottom on a high dipsey diver. Also good was a tin can yeck dodger with a lemon lime spin doctor. Book your fishing trip aboard the Lie a Lot before the summer is gone!!! (800)-850-1978

Ludington Fishing Report June 8, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on June 8th, 2017
Surface temperatures were up near 63 degrees. A good number of chinook along with a few lake trout and steelhead were caught in 130 to 250 feet with spoons and cut bait. With baitfish in the harbor, pier fishing was slow.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 4, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Captain Mike Darke of Lie-A-Lot Charters on June 4th, 2017
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Fishing out of Ludington continues to be good. This 19# king salmon gave Rolando a great battle all the way to the end!! Give us a call at Lie A Lot Charters soon to get in on this early salmon run?!?! (800)-850-1978

Ludington Fishing Report May 25, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 25th, 2017
Surface temperatures here were a bit cooler at 48 degrees. Lake trout fishing was still good off the projects. Chinook were caught outside the pier heads and in 140 to 220 feet. Pier fishing was slow but a few walleye were caught at night.

Ludington State Park Fishing Report May 25, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on May 25th, 2017
Still a few perch in the river down from the damn and Some Northern just up from the damn.

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report May 25, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on May 25th, 2017
Lake: Still getting a few perch here and there, Northern Pike picking up, and a few Walleye caught.

Ludington Fishing Report May 18, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 18th, 2017
Surface water here was about 42 degrees. Chinook and lake trout were caught straight out from the piers in 40 to 80 feet. Chinook were also caught in 200 to 250 feet. Pier fishing was slow.casting body baits in 8 to 15 feet.

Ludington Fishing Report May 4, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 4th, 2017
The fish cleaning station and the restrooms were still closed. Many were still working hard to clean up all the debris around Big Sable Point. Boat anglers will still need to use caution when trolling in this area. Lake trout were still hitting off the projects. A few chinook were starting to trickle in and a couple brown trout were caught by those trolling along the shoreline. Pier fishing was slow.

Ludington Fishing Report April 20, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on April 20th, 2017
Surface water temperatures were about 44 degrees. The restrooms are still closed. Those trolling the shoreline continue to catch coho, lake trout and brown trout. Pier anglers caught very few steelhead and brown trout.

Lincoln Lake Fishing Report April 12, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on April 12th, 2017
Lincoln Lake- Several good reports for Perch by the bridge and docks

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report April 12, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on April 12th, 2017
PM Lake- Perch fishing is still ok but starting to slow.

Ludington Fishing Report March 30, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 30th, 2017
Those trolling are getting brown trout.

Ludington Fishing Report March 29, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on March 29th, 2017
Ludington Piers- Fair report for morning fishing off of the South Pier for Steelhead and Browns.

Ludington Fishing Report March 23, 2017

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 23rd, 2017
A few boats were starting to head out and target brown trout in shallow waters near shore. Pier anglers should also find some steelhead and brown trout.

Ludington Fishing Report March 15, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on March 15th, 2017
Ludington Piers- Slow across the board with the high winds throughout the week.

Ludington Fishing Report March 8, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on March 8th, 2017
Decent report for Steelhead and Browns when the wind calms down enough for safe Pier fishing earlier in the day

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report March 8, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on March 8th, 2017
PM Lake- A few people fishing perch from boats are having decent luck, also some reports for steelhead taken trolling. Overall slow due to poor water visibility.

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report February 22, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on February 22nd, 2017
There is NO SAFE ICE on any of the area lakes, several are open water now already

PM Lake- Some are starting to launch boats for perch fishing and are doing well near the large section of ice drifting about the lake, there is also decent steelhead fishing for those who launch on the river and head towards the lake.

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report February 15, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on February 15th, 2017
PM Lake: Northerns have still been pretty slow on both ends of the lake, perch report is slow to fair depending on the day but more successful in deeper waters (30'+).

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report February 8, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on February 8th, 2017
PM Lake- Perch are starting to pick back up throughout the day, Northerns have been a little slower but a few are still being taken.

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report January 25, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on January 25th, 2017
PM Lake- Shore ice is very nasty and ice towards the middle is inconsistent due to the high current right now. In "most places" the ice is roughly 6 inches thick still but it can vary quickly. Perch and Northerns are both still hitting well

Pere Marquette Lake Fishing Report January 11, 2017

Posted for Ludington by the friendly folks of Pere Marquette Expeditions on January 11th, 2017
PM Lake- Decent report for Northerns and Perch off of Copeyon Park as well as Buttersville


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