(Lake Michigan & Galien River)

April 2021

Fishing has been hit or miss. Trolling body baits in the top third of the water column seems to work best. A few kings are showing up but not in any large numbers. Steelhead action on the Galien pretty much came and went with most fish spawning or already spawned out. Cool weather and rain/snow mix may make for one last push before the spring run ends.

Remember two things: (1) 2020 Fishing Licenses have expired, get a 2021 license and (2) check the wave forecast before planning any fishing trip to the Big Lake.

Charter and fishing guide operations may operate with restrictions.

  • Maintain six feet of distance from one another, to the extent possible.
  • Ensure the use of personal protective equipment such as gloves, goggles, face shields, and face masks as appropriate for the activity being performed.
  • Adopt protocols to limit the sharing of tools and equipment to the maximum extent possible and to ensure frequent and thorough cleaning of tools, equipment, and frequently touched surfaces.