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Indiana Fishing Report – September 25, 2020

Lake: Lake Michigan (boat)
Fishing report: Some coho and kings are nearshore looking to run up Burns Ditch and Trail Creek, although nearshore water temps are still warm so they will likely not be aggressive, and numbers of fish returning are not very high. As the water cools the bass will turn on the fall feedbag, and perch will as well. Perch fishing has been on FIRE this week out of Michigan City, in 15-40 feet depending on the day. Get them while the weather stays stable, the impending cold front next week will likely change things up or shut the bite down. Remember to check the wave forecast before planning a trip – https://www.weather.gov/marine/iwxmz. Select the area of the lake you are planning on fishing to obtain the local wave forecast. The Michigan City buoy was retrieved for repairs and may not be redeployed this season https://glbuoys.glos.us/45170
Date updated: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North
Lake: Lake Michigan (shore)
Fishing report: Fishing has been pretty slow for just about everything. As the water cools, anglers targeting bass at the Port, East Chicago, and Hammond breakwalls should see some good action. Perch have been pretty shallow but not many people have been targeting them. Carp were biting in Michigan City and Burns Harbor this week
Date updated: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North
Lake: Lake Michigan Tributaries (Trail Creek, Little Calumet River, Salt Creek)
Fishing report: Slightly cooler water temps got the skamania holdovers biting a bit better in Salt Creek and Trail Creek, along with a few cohos. However, water is still a bit on the warm side and is very low and clear – very tough fishing conditions. Next week’s cold front and rain in the forecast ought to help out. Remember, due to the rotating chinook stocking in 2017 and 2018, the 3 year old kings (15-25 pounds) are running in Trail Creek this year, and 2 year olds (6 to 15 pounds) are running in the Little Cal. Trail Creek skamania broodstock collection is complete for the year and the Lamprey Barrier is in free passage mode until ice up. 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: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North
Lake: St. Joseph River (below Twin Branch Dam)
Fishing report: Water temps finally fell below 70 degrees and over 500 trout and salmon arrived in South Bend this week. A good mix of coho and steelhead have been going through the ladders, with a lot more on the way. So far in September over 1,200 trout and salmon have gone through the ladder. Brightly colored spinners and crankbaits are a good multi-species lure this time of year, and using skein or spawn for coho and steelhead is a tried and true tactic. With the river low and clear, focus on deeper runs and low light periods. Smallmouth bass are biting well on a variety of lures including topwater.
Date updated: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: North

Lake: Summit Lake
Fishing report: Anglers are currently reporting that they are catching: bluegill, bass, and crappie. Please contact the property for lake levels (765)766-5873. Fishing licenses are available for purchase at the Property Office. Property Office hours are 8:30-4:00 p.m. daily. Summit Lake State Park is located in Henry County, Indiana.
Date updated: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
Region: Central

 

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