The 16 Best Small-Boat Fishing Spots on the Great Lakes

One of my first kayak forays for Great Lakes salmon put me 2 miles out in Lake Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Bay, too terrified to wet a line. Fortunately, I didn’t dump my 12-foot Hobie Pro Angler until the crashing surf mashed my bow into the sandy beach. Having learned my limitations, I’ve continued to ply Great Lakes waters and cash in on species such as northern pike, smallmouth bass, and salmon.