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The Great Lakes are teeming with fishes, one of the main reasons why people around the Great Lakes are hooked in boating. It is fun to go to the lakes, relax and catch some fish. But if you are new to the boating community or just want to know how to catch the ‘Big One’ here are some of the fish you can in the Great Lakes; when and where to best catch them, in alphabetical order.

Atlantic Salmon, how to spot them

The inner mouth of the Atlantic Salmon is completely color white. They are known as a graceful fish, they can swim backward from a small pointed head hidden under the dorsal fin. Adults Atlantic Salmon have visible black spots mostly in the main lateral line but its caudal fin is typically unspotted. Also, the Atlantic Salmon differs from the Coho Salmon because of the fewer rays in the anal fin. Atlantic Salmon have less than 13 rays in their anal fin and has a silver-bluish color.

Where to Find the Atlantic Salmon

Every year around 20,000 Atlantic salmon are on the loose in the St. Mary’s River within the last few weeks of May. There are also Atlantic Salmon in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. During the 1970s, Michigan planted some 20,000 broods of Atlantic Salmon in the AuSable River. You can spot hem easily as they long jumpers. Don’t get confused with steelhead that goes skyward, Atlantic Salmon hurdle like a whale.

Brown Trout, how to spot them

Just like the Atlantic Salmon, the inner side of the mouth of the Brown Trout is purely white. And like the Coho salmon, brown trout are typically silver. But once out of the water, Brown Trout have visible round spots with a light color accent. Furthermore, the anal fin of the brown trout contains 9 to 10 rays, far different from the other trout and salmon.

Where to Find the Brown Trout

You can reel in the Brown Trout anywhere in the Great Lakes, but more so in Michigan. You can fish it near the shoreline, in the shallow water, and you can use pier fishing and surf casting. Brown Trouts are stouter in the inland lake because of the abundance of the food in the Great Lakes.

King Chinook, how to spot them

One can easily identify a King Chinook because of its teeth rooted in black gums. The base end of the tail looks like a canoe paddle handle. The tail offers a good advantage for the anglers since they can effortlessly carry the fish out of the water. Also, the King Chinook, just like the coho, the mouth has a gray or black appearance, and its anal fin contains at least 15 to 17 rays. You can visibly see tail spots t https://www.carvedlakeart.comowards the half of the tail and also on the lower half part of the fish’s body.  Although King Chinook does not jump or roll, they have enormous ability to swim and make your long reel fishing hook run.

Where to Find the King Chinook

If you are planning to have an open-water fishing spree, the best time to do it is probably in spring and summer same with Coho. Meanwhile, stream fishing is at its finest during the month of September. The migration pattern of the fish to the parent streams usually starts in late summer. On that time, King Chinook are bountiful at stream mouths.

Coho Salmon, how to spot them

The inner side of the mouth of the Coho Salmon is typically gray or black. However, their gums are white in appearance. Coho Salmon also has tail spots that are clustered on the top part of the tail. Their anal fin commonly contains 12 with a maximum of 16 rays. When you catch a Coho Salmon, be on the guard as it usually rolls sideways. This can cause your tackle to get tangled with the fish

Where to Find the Coho Salmon

 The best time to catch Coho Salmon is during the months of August and September. They converge in schools at the mouth of parent streams. On the other hand, when September comes, they start to go up in the breeding streams in schools. On other seasons like spring and summer, Coho Salmon gathered in the open waters usually near smelt or alewives.

Lake Trout, how to spot them

 It is easy to spot a Lake Trout, as they are mostly gray color on the upper part and white in the lower part. Lake Trout also has a creamy white mark on its back and they also have spots on the side. But the most efficient way to classify them is with its forked tail.

Where to Find the Lake Trout

 Lake Trout is considered as a cold water and deep water fish species. During the summer and winter time, you can catch Lake Trout by trolling or still fishing in depth between 50 to 200 feet. Meanwhile, during spring and fall season you can reel them in the shallows of the lake edges. Lake Trout also migrate upstream in the river during fall. During this time, you can take advantage of the Lake Trout’s migration and catch them below dams that block the river flows. Also, they are abundant in large inland lakes within the Great Lakes.

Sauger and Walleye, how to spot them

Sauger and Walleye are both members of the perch family and a favorite amongst people who likes to eat their catch. You can easily catch these fish as they do not cause too much struggle in the boat. check out Carved Lake Art for the best deals on laser cut wood maps and charts of the lakes, steams, and oceans of the world

Where to Find Sauger and Walleye

Sauger and Walleye are found predominantly in large lakes and in many areas surrounding the Great Lakes. These species of fish runs in schools and resides commonly in the lake. One great tip from anglers is to look for waterlogged and deep rock areas near the shoreline. You can easily reel them in in places close to river mouths in the spring and fall season. On the other hand, during summer season look for them in deep water and go in for night fishing. As for the other days in the year, you can fish them in early morning until midnight.

Steelhead, how to spot them

Unlike the King Chinook and Coho Salmon, the Steelhead has a white inner mouth. The fish’ whole tail part is also spotted. Steelhead’s anal fin contains 10 up to 12 rays and a line of rosy pink can sometimes be seen in the fish. Refined, Trendy and Realistic 3D Bathymetric Wood Charts

Where to Find the Steelhead

The best time to catch Steelhead is during the months of March, April, October and November in streams. They begin to gather in spring and you can reel one as early as March. They begin their migration in streams during the preceding month of September. However, some schools of Steelhead may start to swim in the streams in mid-summer. You can take advantage of the early or late seasons of this migration patterns. Also, you can catch Steelhead in open water in late spring and summer, commonly at least a mile away from the shoreline at a depth no more than 50 feet. 3D NauticWhere to Find Yellow Perchal Wood Chart Maps

Yellow Perch, how to spot them

The Yellow Perch, a favorite for anglers and those who like to eat fish are related to bigger fish such as sauger and walleye. They are found in bountiful number throughout Michigan. Carved Lake Art is located in beautiful Charlevoix, Michigan

Where to Find Yellow Perch

Many believed that to catch the bigger size Yellow Perch; one should fish from 20 up to 50 feet deep. The hook should reach a few inches from the bottom. However, during the spring and fall season, you can easily catch a Yellow Perch from shallow waters with a depth of 4 to 9 feet. They will most probably bite all day long during this time. On the other hand, perch typically do not bite at night and for the rest of the year. Yellow Perch are also concentrated in deeper water and will upstream bite in the morning.

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