We put together a guide listing the spots and tactics you need to to keep your lines tight on the Big Five all year.
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Limits of jumbo perch are available in the shadows of Chicago skyscrapers, or you can catch giant lake trout in the remotest of locations around Lake Superior. During the past couple of years, salmon fishing has been phenomenal in lakes Michigan and Ontario; walleye, smallmouth, and steelhead fishing continues to be tremendous on Lake Erie. Lake Huron is a great place for lake trout, whitefish, and walleyes, with steelhead, pink salmon, and Atlantic salmon all showing up at different ports at different times of the year.
The bottom line? Whether you trailer your own boat, hire a charter, or fish from the beach or a pier, you’ll find something well worth catching in the Great Lakes. Here's our guide to the 26 best spots to fish in the Great Lakes.