May Charter Fishing on Lake Michigan
This is the month that we start targeting the top stocked salmon in Lake Michigan. Coho salmon have been stocked at 2.5 million fish a year for over 25 years, giving you plenty of opportunity to catch them. From mid-May through the first 3 weeks of June is our highest catch rate and best time to catch Coho salmon. I cannot emphasize this enough!
They are the best tasting fish on Lake Michigan and fun to catch. They average 2 to 6 pounds but what they lake in size they more than make up in action. This is the time of the season we catch our most limits. The early part of May is a mixed bag of species but once the Coho salmon show up it is game on.
Over the last 10 seasons we have averaged our most limits on Coho salmon. They school up, making them easy to catch once you find them. We are fishing anywhere from 10 feet to 300 feet of water but usually in the top 20 feet of water. The top bait is a peanut fly and orange dodger. We will run this set up on just about every rod.