The summer months offer plenty of fishing opportunities no matter where you live in the Great Lakes Region. Anglers at this time of the year, turn their attention to lake, bay and pier fishing. Target species are bass, perch and walleye. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing gain popularity at this time of the year because just about all bodies of water hold bass. You can add pan-fish, pike [pickerel, northern, musky], catfish, and a variety of “junk-fish” as well.
The 31 inch musky pictured to the left was caught in Presque Isle Bay while targeting smallmouth bass. Looks like a speckled sea trout!
Assuming like me, you do not have access to a boat. I have two suggestions to make the most of your summer fishing. You can charter a walleye trip or plan to spend a day on a perch fishing head boat.
I trust during the summer you will keep your fishing skills sharp. Fall will soon be here and the steelhead will be staging just off-shore.