If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the Chicago area and enjoy a day or two of tranquil fishing on the shores of Lake Michigan, head down to Northwest Indiana. There are many charter services in the area that can take you out on the lake for a relaxed day of fishing for lake trout, steelhead or Chinook salmon. When planning your fishing trip, here are some factors to take into consideration:
Do you want to stay overnight?
Many fishing enthusiasts like to spend all day out on the water, and if you get a number of bites and have to struggle to reel your catch in, a day of fishing can be very tiring. Consider whether you want to fish for a half day, a full day or more and plan your lodging in one of Northwest Indiana’s friendly towns accordingly.
Should you buy or rent fishing equipment?
If you are new to the sport of fishing, you don’t have to load up on expensive gear to enjoy your first trip. Most charter boat captains have equipment you can rent, and almost all of them will provide you with lures, tackle and bait. Also, there’s no need to worry about getting a fishing license—your charter boat captain will take care of that for you.
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