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Indiana Fishing Report – July 23, 2020

Lake: Lake Michigan (boat)
Fishing report: Yellow perch action was disrupted by winds and the thermocline moving all over the place. The fishing should get better this weekend though, as things appear to be stabilizing with the thermocline holding a bit deeper – check the buoy link below to see where the temp break is, and fish shallower than that. With rapidly changing thermocline, it’s helpful to periodically check the buoy data while fishing to make sure it hasn’t shifted substantially. Trout and salmon fishing continues to be mostly steady but not spectacular. Skamania are being caught by trollers outside Burns Ditch and the Port, early in the morning with mag spoons on riggers, dipsys, and leadcore on boards. A few are being caught in Michigan City too. Otherwise, most targeting trout and salmon are going offshore to 90+ feet and catching a mixed bag with mostly lake trout but occasional coho and kings. Remember to check the wave forecast before planning a trip – http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/marine/gtlakes.htm. Click on the map of the USA to enlarge, and then click on the red dot near Chicago. Then select the area of the lake you are planning on fishing to obtain the local wave forecast. The Michigan City buoy is now in the water, and has real-time wave and water temperature data https://glbuoys.glos.us/45170
Date updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North
Lake: Lake Michigan (shore)
Fishing report: The water has been too warm for skamania, but cooler weather this weekend could offer a brief respite from the heat. Freshwater drum continue to be caught in Portage and Michigan City. Rock bass and smallmouth, along with a few perch caught in Hammond. Catfish bite has picked up too in Michigan City and in Burns Ditch. NOTICE: as of Thursday July 16th thru at least July 23rd Michigan City has announced they are closing Washington Park and the lighthouse pier to all traffic, including pedestrians – so anglers are advised to find alternate fishing locations. The access sites by the Michigan City DNR office and by the Coast Guard are still open
Date updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North
Lake: Lake Michigan Tributaries (Trail Creek, Little Calumet River, Salt Creek)
Fishing report: The hot weather has slowed down the fishing action to nearly nonexistent. Try finding areas with colder water to find concentrations of fish. With water warm, low and clear, fishing early morning or late evening is a good idea, as is downsizing baits. With water temps over 68, please consider keeping all your catch as the steelhead will often die after being released in warmer water. Trail Creek flow here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?04095300 Little Calumet River here https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=04094000
Date updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North
Lake: St. Joseph River (below Twin Branch Dam)
Fishing report: Skamania action is almost nonexistent with water temps way too hot. We are in full summer pattern for bass, walleye, and catfish. Crankbaits and jerkbaits are a good multi-species technique this time of year
Date updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North
Lake: Valpo area lakes
Fishing report: We are in full blown summer fishing mode. Early and late in the day are best in the heat. Bluegill are suspended over deep water, or on the outside weed edges. Tightlining red worms or crickets, or slip bobbers are a good option. Deep diving cranks, chatterbaits, plastics on the outside weedlines, and frogs in the slop are good options for largemouth.
Date updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North
Lake: LaPorte Area Lakes
Fishing report: Warm water temps mean early morning topwater near weed edges for largemouth, and fishing bluegill in weed pockets or out suspended in deep water. Using electronics to find schools of gills and then slip bobbers is a great tactic . Crappies have been biting on minnows on slip bobbers on the deep weed edge, or slow-trolled mini crankbaits or jigs and twister tails
Date updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North
Lake: Mississenewa Reservoir
Fishing report: Catfish have been biting on cut bait, minnows, stinkbait, and worms on the bottom near shore. A few bass, hybrids , and other assorted fish have been caught below the spillway on a variety of baits and lures. Crappies and drum on the upper part of the reservoir
Date updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North

Lake: ALL
Fishing report: Remember that the license extention ended June 30th, so if you haven’t bought your 2020 license yet, now is the time! Buy at license retailers or online here https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/9339.htm
Date updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: Central

Lake: ALL
Fishing report: Remember that the license extention ended June 30th, so if you haven’t bought your 2020 license yet, now is the time! Buy at license retailers or online here https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/9339.htm
Date updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: South

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