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Whether it's fishing for salmon on Lake Michigan, or catching your limit on Ludington's Pere Marquette Lake--we've got the best variety of fishing here in Ludington. Some of the best charter captains on Lake Michigan make Ludington their home port, and will happily take people out on the lake to fish for salmon and trout. Anglers also love fishing in Ludington during the winter.

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Hamlin Lake - Pentwater - Manistee - Ludington - Pere Marquette River

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2015 Ludington Fishing Reports


Ludington Fishing Report for May 21, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 21st, 2015
Anglers trolling along the shoreline reported slow catch rates for lake trout and brown trout. Pier fishing was slow.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 20, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC on May 20th, 2015
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It was a cold frosty start this AM at 27 degrees and the fishing was slow. We did manage to boat 3 fish out of six bites. Most bites were in 30 to 50 feet of water. Bites came on small divers, one color lead core and flat lines using spoons. Water temp is cold and we need more south wind to warm the water!

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 16 & 17, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC on May 17th, 2015
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Fishing was very slow on Saturday for most boats. We experienced a slight improvement on Sunday AM with 7 bites, boating 6 fish. We released 2 small kings and kept a brown, lake trout and two king salmon. Best water depths were 30 to 50 feet using Downriggers at 15, 22, and 25 ft. Both regular and slide divers produced fish and only one fish came on a board with 1 color lead core. We are anticipating an improvement with king fishing as the water warms a little more. There is still time to book your May charter!

Ludington Fishing Report for May 14, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 14th, 2015
Boat anglers reported hit-or-miss for chinook, brown trout and lake trout. Most are trolling orange spoons or body baits. Pier fishing is slow.

Ludington Fishing Report for May 7, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 7th, 2015
Brown trout and lake trout have been caught by boat anglers trolling the shoreline. Orange spoons and body baits were the ticket. Pier fishing was slow.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 3, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC on May 3rd, 2015
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Fishing remains awesome for the shallow water shoreline off Ludington. After only 1 bite in the 8 to 12 FOW line, we moved out to explore 20 to 30 FOW. Action was steady and we ended with 13 fish boated as the result of 18 hits. A nice spring king that weighed 13 lbs, a brown, a steelhead, and 10 Lake trout fell to net! Best action was on .5, 1, 1.5 and 2 color lead core behind boards trailing spoons, watermelon stingers, small brown spoons, and super slims. Both low slide divers took fish with mixed veggie regular and super slim Dreamweaver spoons as did small divers run as highs. This was a steady fish AM with three doubles. Water had warmed 3 degrees from yesterday and was pushing north fast. We have openings over the next several weeks and are predicting some great king action! Check out our Facebook and website for more pictures and info.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 2, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC on May 2nd, 2015
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Today was Lake Trout Day with with the biggest 14 lbs and several over 10 lbs. Fish were a little deeper with most of our action in 14 to 22 FOW. One color, 1.5 color, and 2 color leadcore on boards along with small divers and slide divers out 20 to 40 ft were good today. Mixed veggie Dream weaver SS spoons were good, small brown spoons and jointed rapalas. Lures out fished stick baits. The water is warming and will be bring in the King Salmon soon! We have openings available for May.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 1, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC on May 1st, 2015
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May fishing has started, this is when the lilacs bloom and the king salmon soon show up. The Rodmaster team went on a Salmon hunt this AM and found only 36 degree surface water fishing out to 160 depths. Moving back into the shallows and balmy 42 degree water we found browns and lakers. Fish are biting on Dreamweaver Super Slims along with other small spoons in brown patterns, blue/silver bombers, perch color Rapalas. Effective methods are boards with flat lines, .5 color, 1 color, 1.5 color leadcore along with slide divers without rings, and small size divers. An occasional King Salmon is being caught so hang on for surprise. Check out the salmon planting YouTube video from this at the Ludington State Park. Link is on Rodmaster website and Facebook section. Tight lines!

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for April 26, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC on April 26th, 2015
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Fishing for browns has picked up out of the port of Ludington with occasional steelhead, lake trout and kings in the catch. Fishing was both north and south of the harbor trolling in 9 to 20 FOW. Troll with flat lines, one color lead core, 1/2 color lead core, 1-1/2 color lead core run on small boards with floating rapalas, bombers, and small spoons. Small divers out 17 to 30 feet with small spoons were also taking fish. Lures with brown color in them were most productive. Most of our catch had gobies in their stomach. Fishing for May should be awesome and we still have some days available for trips! Give us a call today to book your charter.

Ludington Fishing Report for April 16, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on April 16th, 2015
Is producing brown trout and lake trout for those trolling along the shoreline with orange spoons and body baits. Pier anglers caught a couple brown trout on spawn.

Ludington Fishing Report for April 2, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on April 2nd, 2015
Boats trolling the harbor and along the shoreline have caught steelhead and brown trout on orange and chartreuse body baits. Pier anglers caught a couple brown trout on spawn. The piers are still ice covered so anglers need to be careful. There is one dock in at the Loomis Street launch.

Ludington Fishing Report for Mar 5, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 5th, 2015
Commercial vessel traffic will utilize the port through March 5th. A tug boat will taking a barge into port and utilizing the docks near the S.S. Badger. All ice anglers, snowmobilers, ATV operators and other users of the ice should avoid the area.

Ludington Fishing Report for Feb. 26, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 27th, 2015
(Attention Anglers) Commercial vessel traffic will utilize the port February 26 through March 5th. A tug boat will take the barge the Spartan II from Lake Michigan to the Port of Ludington utilizing the docks near the S.S. Badger. All ice anglers should remove their shanties and other equipment from these areas. Snowmobilers, ATV operators and other users of the ice should avoid the area.

Ice Fishing in the Ludington Area - Feb. 7, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Advantage Marketing Staff on February 7th, 2015
This is the time of year when the ice is cold and the fishing is hot in the Ludington area! There is always a fun tournament to be found and a great variety of fish to catch. Pere Marquette Lake is usually a hot spot for winter fishing activity. Just minutes north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake - especially Upper Hamlin Lake - holds dozens of ice shanties and tip-ups abound. For winter ice fishing reports, check out Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Reports for details.

Ludington Fishing Report for Jan. 31, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Advantage Marketing Staff on January 31st, 2015
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The Monster Pike Ice Fishing Tournament was held January 31, 2015 at Pere Marquette Expeditions, with the tournament starting at 7am. 170 participants entered in 2015, with James Nichols taking first place for his 36 5/8" pike. Second prize went to John Peterson, and third place was won by Tim Corradine.

Lake Michigan Ludington Fishing Report for Jan. 1, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 1st, 2015
Surf and pier anglers are still getting a few fish.



LUDINGTON FISHING REPORTS:


2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010

ALL AREA FISHING REPORTS:


Hamlin Lake - Pentwater - Manistee - Ludington - Pere Marquette River


Last Updated: 05-21-2015 01:58 PM ID: 1675