Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Charter fishing means good times on the Great Lakes right now; here’s how to increase your odds of success

This 2023 photo shows the results of a Great Lakes king salmon fishery that’s been building since 2021 thanks to a resurgence in the alewife population, a primary trout and salmon forage base. (Photo courtesy of Kinn’s Sport Fishing)

If you’ve ever thought about booking a Great Lakes charter fishing trip, 2024 might be the year to see what it’s all about.
A mild winter has led to catches heating up earlier than usual this spring, and increased stocking across the Great Lakes states and improving natural recruitment in recent years means there’s plenty of fish available. Even though there are hundreds of U.S. Coast Guard-licensed charter captains around the lake, anglers who call early have the best chance to find an opening on a preferred date.

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