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Fall Fishing in West Michigan

Great fishermen know that fall in West Michigan not only brings spectacular color, but some of the greatest fishing around.

Due to less boat traffic, your chances of catching a salmon or steelhead this time of year are better than ever. From Manistee and the Manistee River down to the Ludington and Pentwater area in West Michigan, you have your choice of wide open water in which to catch “the big one.”

Fall Fishing on Hamlin Lake
The Hamlin Dam at the Ludington State Park is a great location to try your luck, especially during the fall salmon run. Salmon, steelhead, and trout swim along and below the dam during the fall, providing terrific fishing opportunities.

September & October Fishing in Ludington
Many fish that are headed north tend to stay around the port of Ludington, so Lake Michigan fishing in the fall is a virtual “gold mine.” Pere Marquette Lake is popular for those who like to fish for brown trout and salmon.

Pere Marquette River Fishing in the Fall
Fly fishing in the Pere Marquette River yields steelhead and trout, and the sizes of fish caught are outstanding.

Fishing in Manistee County
Don’t miss the thrill of catching your limit on the Manistee River. 

If you love to fish, especially in the fall, West Michigan is where you want to be!

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