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If you’re looking for a new freshwater adventure, a trip on a Lake Huron fishing charter might be just what you need! This third-largest freshwater lake in the world is waiting to be explored, and its 30,000 islands are teeming with wildlife. A Great Lakes fishing adventure is something every angler should experience at least once, and what better place to start than in stunning Lake Huron?

Covering over 23,000 miles, Lake Huron is full of life, and the fish species you’ll find here are as varied as the lake’s waters. All the freshwater trophies are here, including Lake Trout, Salmon varieties, Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Whitefish, Musky, Steelhead, and many more. No matter what your skill level and experience is, you’ll find something to target here.

There’s a variety of trips you can go on in the area If you’re looking for a nice family outing, a half day trip is a great choice. However, going to the deeper offshore waters will take more time, so if this is what you want to do, make sure you book a full day trip.

Seeing as Lake Huron is very big, you can explore it from many different places, and you’ll find fishing guides ready to take you out all along the shoreline. Visit Saginaw Bay from Linwood or Bay City. Port Austin is another great starting point, and Mackinaw City sits right between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, so you can get the best of both worlds!

Rules & Regulations

When it comes to fishing regulations, you’ll need to buy a fishing license for everyone age 17 and above. Some species have specific open seasons as well as strict rules and regulations. The best way to make sure you’re fishing within the law is to head out with a reputable guide.

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January

January is all about ice fishing for delicious Walleye in Saginaw Bay. Jumbo Perch come in for a strong second place as a popular target to go after while the weather is chilly.

February

Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead bite around Lexington Harbor and Port Sanilac Harbor, even though the ice can be around 10’’ thick. Walleye is still good in Saginaw Bay, but the ice might be unstable.

March

Anglers who are itching for some Perch action can get good hookups on the northern edge of the lake, around Les Cheneaux Islands. The mouth of Saginaw Bay gets good Lake Trout action this time of year.

April

The waters around Cedarville offer action for anglers looking to reel in Splake and Perch. The Lexington Spring Fling fishing tournament is one of the most exciting annual tournaments for Salmon and Trout, heating up the chilly waters.

May

Areas with higher water temperatures can look forward to Smallmouth Bass and Catfish showing up. Atlantic Salmon can be targeted near the shore or off fishing piers.

June

Northern parts of Lake Huron offer great native Lake Trout action. Walleyes start biting like crazy in Saginaw Bay and Thunder Bay.

July

Lake Trout is biting hard under the hot summer sun. Good numbers of Pink Salmon and some Chinook Salmon can also be caught.

August

Steelheads can be found in waters 80-150’ deep off the coast of “The Thumb”, at the southern end of Lake Huron. Anglers can still reliably target Lake Trout around Thunder Bay.

September

The inner parts of Saginaw Bay are red-hot with Perch during September. The Walleye bite remains as good as in the previous months. If you’ve been holding out on fishing Lake Trout hurry up, the season ends on September 30th.

October

Lexington Harbor is the place to be if you’re a fan of reeling in Atlantic Salmon. With the Lake Trout season over, the fishing pressure is usually light this time of year.

November

Walleye and Perch are the stars of fall fishing on Lake Huron, with good bites happening around Saginaw Bay and Caseville. Atlantic Salmon stacks up at Lexington Harbor.

December

As the cold weather truly sets in, Walleye and Perch still stay strong even in December. If there’s no ice, trolling can land you good keepers.

Lake Huron Fishing Calendar

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Brandon L. fished with Chromeseekers – Michigan Walleye on June 4, 2021
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Call chromeseekers he will put you on the fish
6hr ice fishing trip.
Brodie B. fished with Northstar Fishing Adventures – Ice Fishing II on December 30, 2020
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We didn’t fish Bay City, but Houghton Lake and it was an excellent experience. I’m sure Bay City is excellent when conditions allow!
September Perch with Captain Doug and Ron
Brian M. fished with Windrift Sport Fishing on September 26, 2020
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Bring beverages and snacks..Windrift Charters takes care of everything else.
Half Day Trip With Capt Ken
Troy K. fished with Reel-N-Time Charters on July 31, 2020
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The experience was amazing! Bas time for the mayflies
Half day
Nora T. fished with Windrift Sport Fishing on July 20, 2020
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Go in June, I understand that's when the best fishing is.
Trip 6/30/20 - Walleye - Captain Jason Gallagher
Kenneth (. M. fished with The Fish Fly Charters – Linwood on June 30, 2020
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Start your trip at the walleye capital of Michigan (Linwood) with Fishfly Charters and Captain Jason Gallagher.
Walleye Charter with Captain Duane of Danny Boy Fishing Charters
Craig S. fished with Danny Boy Fishing Charters on June 26, 2020
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We fished in late June. We were catching fish all day and there was lots of chatter on the radio indicating other boats were catching fish as well.
June fishing trip
Royce K. fished with Windrift Sport Fishing on June 23, 2020
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The Windrift Charter is a top-level charter experience. This booking agency lacks. I fished on July 21 and it is asking me to evaluate fishing in June. Back to the experience, Capt Doug McQueen provides everything you could wish for to catch walleye and perch. His goal is to catch the limit for his clients. July 21 was a calm wind day but a choppy sea after a windy day. He offered to delay shoving off until the water laid down. We chose to go with a couple teenagers, a dad and a granddad. We did not fill the tags because of the weather but came home with walleye and perch to dine on in the evening. It was a great time for bonding with my boys who came up from Arizona to fish and visit. His dock is easy to find. They clean the catch. The crew works tirelessly to find the right combination to make the lazy fish we could see on the fish-finder bite. I have fished with Captain Doug before and have filled the tag. You will never get fish this fresh in the store, in my opinion. If you are asking me, go for it with Windrift Charter in Linwood, Michigan.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Lake Huron

According to customer reviews, Reel-N-Time Charters, Windrift Sport Fishing, and Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Huron. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Huron.

Reel-N-Time Charters, Windrift Sport Fishing, and Foolish Pleasure Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Huron.

The best way to experience fishing in Lake Huron is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Lake Huron.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Lake Huron are:

Northern parts of Lake Huron offer great native Lake Trout action. Walleyes start biting like crazy in Saginaw Bay and Thunder Bay. Check availability for local fishing charters in Lake Huron.