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Lake Michigan Fishing Tips, Tricks, Techniques, Articles and Information
Lake Michigan Open Water Fishing and Trolling
for Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead and other species

     Friday, April 10, 2020
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Trolling the Sturgeon Bay Bank Reef at dawn

Open Water Fishing and Trolling: Fishing Tips, Tactics, Techniques, Articles and General Information for
Great Lakes Salmon, Steelhead, Trout and other species

Trolling the Great Lakes for salmon and trout in the early hours before Trolling in the dark dawn can be invigorating. Setting up your fishing lines in the dark of night with Glow in the Dark lures. The anticipation of waiting for that tell-tale scream of your reels drag when a large salmon or trout slams your lure. The thrill and challenge of fighting multiple salmon at the same time in the dark of night and early morning light from the back of the boat. As dawn first breaks, you can welcome the day with a spectacular sunrise. That early morning Great Lakes salmon and trout bite is legendary. Many successful anglers and charter boat operators catch the majority of their fish during the summer months in the early morning peak bite period. As the sun rises its now time to start changing tactics.

The water clarity of the Great Lakes has changed dramatically in the past decade. When as a child you could stand in the water on the beach ankle deep and barely see your toes. Now water visability is up to 20-30 feet deep. This increase in water clarity has spawned a growth in stealth trolling techniques and tactics for salmon and trout fishing in the Great Lakes.
    The different types of fishing tips, articles and techniques related to open water fishing and trolling are logically separated into several major topic categories:
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    • Open Water Boat Fishing and Trolling Tips and Techniques
    Specific techniques and tips related to each type of fishing can be found in the different categories. Salmon, trout, steelhead and other species of fish fishing articles are also included.

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