Lake Michigan Coho Salmon Fishing Charters

Lake Michigan Coho Salmon Fishing Charters

Top Lake Michigan Coho Salmon Fishing Destinations

Best Coho Salmon Fishing Charters in Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan: 198 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Sheboygan
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trips from US $425
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(106 reviews)
South Haven
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trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(83 reviews)
Kenosha
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trips from US $620
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Traverse City
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trips from US $500

Coho Salmon Fishing in Lake Michigan

Coho Salmon
  • Size 2-6 lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Lake, Nearshore, River

(Oncorhynchus kisutch)

When it comes to chasing Salmon, there’s nowhere quite in the world like Lake Michigan. Freshwater fishing fanatics from all over the country regularly make the pilgrimage here to enjoy an unforgettable angling experience. Ready to get your fish on? All you need to do is hop aboard one of the many Lake Michigan Salmon fishing charters docked around these waters. 
 
You’ll find two species of Salmon on offer here – the mighty Chinook, also known as “King” Salmon, and the feisty Coho. Hooking King Salmon is like attaching your line to a freight train. The power these fish hold has to be experienced to be believed, and where better than Lake Michigan? Coho Salmon may not be quite as powerful, but they’re the perfect light tackle or fly fishing opponent. They’re also prone to acrobatic leaps out of the water!
 
The type of trip that’s best for you depends on when you visit the lake. When the season kicks off in April, both species of Salmon head to shallow waters to feed, meaning a short half day on the water allows for plenty of rod-bending action. As the weather heats up, these fish head to deeper waters, so a full day trolling trip is your best bet for landing plenty of Salmon. In fall, they return to shallow waters, making them the perfect target for anglers who don’t want to travel far. 
 
As Lake Michigan is surrounded by five US states, you have a whopping number of departure points to choose from. Green Bay and Milwaukee are popular spots in Wisconsin. The “Windy City,” Chicago, is a favorite location for Illinois residents. In Indiana, Gary takes the top spot for a Lake Michigan fishing adventure, and both Mackinaw City and Grand Traverse Bay offer up excellent angling opportunities in Michigan. 
 

Lake Michigan Coho Salmon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Coho Salmon fishing in Lake Michigan varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to August. Low season is January to March and November to December. There is no closed season.
Lake Michigan
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,248 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Coho Salmon Fishing in Lake Michigan

Dress appropriately for the weather conditions and expect to have a great time. Anyday on the water is a good day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately for the weather conditions and expect to have a great time. Anyday on the water is a good day.
Limitless Fishing Charters
Limitless Fishing Charters
Be patient and time your trip. He will find the fish, and enjoy the day. The boat is excellent as well as the captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient and time your trip. He will find the fish, and enjoy the day. The boat is excellent as well as the captain.
Manistee River Fishing Company
Manistee River Fishing Company
Make sure you have a dependable GPS to find your way, the area can be a bit confusing if you're a total stranger to it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a dependable GPS to find your way, the area can be a bit confusing if you're a total stranger to it.
Manistee River Fishing Company
Manistee River Fishing Company
The salmon are running by the thousands!! Also saw some huge brown trout caught. The whole experience was just awesome and fun! And if you love the outdoors, Michigan that time of year on the river is beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The salmon are running by the thousands!! Also saw some huge brown trout caught. The whole experience was just awesome and fun! And if you love the outdoors, Michigan that time of year on the river is beautiful.
Due North Guide Service
Due North Guide Service
Make sure fish are showing up in large numbers and are biting frequently.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure fish are showing up in large numbers and are biting frequently.
Manistee River Fishing Company
Manistee River Fishing Company
Really check the weather conditions, if you're prone to sea sickness (or even if you're not) make sure to try to schedule a trip with as little winds as possible.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Really check the weather conditions, if you're prone to sea sickness (or even if you're not) make sure to try to schedule a trip with as little winds as possible.
Chillin The Most Charters LLC
Chillin The Most Charters LLC
Listen to the local charter captains. Fish are plentiful, big, and delicious
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the local charter captains. Fish are plentiful, big, and delicious
Long Gone 3 Charters
Long Gone 3 Charters Volo, IL
I'd recommend Captain Gabe with Elsie K Charters and he'll take care of you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd recommend Captain Gabe with Elsie K Charters and he'll take care of you.
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan
Elsie K Charters – Lake Michigan New Hudson, MI
Me & my group went in with low expectations not knowing what too expect but overall the whole experience was amazing and definitely worth the money, time & energy!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Me & my group went in with low expectations not knowing what too expect but overall the whole experience was amazing and definitely worth the money, time & energy!!!
Balls Deep Charters
Balls Deep Charters Flint, MI
Yes I would recommend, however but not in September, it is unpredictable, Captain Bob said that May through August is best. I will probably take my wife and my kids for next year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes I would recommend, however but not in September, it is unpredictable, Captain Bob said that May through August is best. I will probably take my wife and my kids for next year.
Maykin Baykin Charters
Maykin Baykin Charters Howell, Michigan
If your looking for a fishing charter book with captain John you will be so happy you did. This was the best charter we have done.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your looking for a fishing charter book with captain John you will be so happy you did. This was the best charter we have done.
Showtime Charters
Showtime Charters Carleton, MI
For a first time fishing Traverse city had a excellent time. Would recommend anyone to try this what a beautiful experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For a first time fishing Traverse city had a excellent time. Would recommend anyone to try this what a beautiful experience.
Latitude 44 Charters
Latitude 44 Charters Canton, MI
Hit some local breweries and explore the town if you have some extra time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hit some local breweries and explore the town if you have some extra time.
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing Philadelphia, PA
Absolutely with the big Manistee and the little Manistee converging and where they do it's an excellent area to Target salmon recommend it to anybody had a great time and planning next year's trip already
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely with the big Manistee and the little Manistee converging and where they do it's an excellent area to Target salmon recommend it to anybody had a great time and planning next year's trip already
Pro Fish'n Sea Charters
Pro Fish'n Sea Charters Mason, MI
Take advantage of the awesome neighboring streams and lakes to try your luck at fly fishing. We rented a cabin on the Manistee River and totally enjoyed the feel of the outdoors.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take advantage of the awesome neighboring streams and lakes to try your luck at fly fishing. We rented a cabin on the Manistee River and totally enjoyed the feel of the outdoors.
Fish-X-TC
Fish-X-TC Homosassa Springs, FL
Charter with Murphy's Law Charters. Professional crew and found the fish quickly. Great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter with Murphy's Law Charters. Professional crew and found the fish quickly. Great time.
Murphy's Law Charter Service
Murphy's Law Charter Service Frederick, CO
Recommend booking with Captain Steve! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be going back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend booking with Captain Steve! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be going back!
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing
Knotty Girl Charter Fishing Saint Anne, IL
Remember to bring a big cooler. You will get way more fish than you except. Bring a food deeper to pack them up back at your cabin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember to bring a big cooler. You will get way more fish than you except. Bring a food deeper to pack them up back at your cabin
Big Kahuna Charters
Big Kahuna Charters Ypsilanti, Michigan
Look up Flagship fishing charters for the best experience in st Joseph Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up Flagship fishing charters for the best experience in st Joseph Michigan
Flagship Fishing Charters
Flagship Fishing Charters Rossburg, OH
Obtain a map of the layout of the harbor and the parking area/ locations and bathrooms. If chartering a vessel, obtain the slip number and location of the vessel.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Obtain a map of the layout of the harbor and the parking area/ locations and bathrooms. If chartering a vessel, obtain the slip number and location of the vessel.
Breezy 1 Sportfishing
Breezy 1 Sportfishing Mishawaka, IN