The King Salmon is the most sought after Lake Michigan species. People travel all over the continent to find these great fighters but nowhere else has the action, quantity and length of fishing season that we have. Whether you are Charter Fishing out of Montrose Harbor Chicago or in Northpoint Marina, Winthrop Harbor, IL. Kings are around and plentiful.
The mature adult 4-year Kings typically weigh between 14 and 20 pounds (Occasionally 30 pound fish are found but it is not common). They are truly the best fighting fish on the lake and these freight trains can have screaming drag runs of 200 yards or more.
Two year old and 3 year old fish also provide great action. The best time for the 4-year fish is generally between early July and Late August. The smaller 2 & 3-year fish are generally active from Mid June all the way through December. These fish truly make for a memorable trip and make great table fare.
The best time for the 4-year fish is generally between the end of July and the middle of September. The smaller 2 & 3-year fish are generally most active between late July & Late October. These fish truly make for a memorable trip.
Illinois State Record-37lbs
Wisconsin State Record 44lbs 15oz
Indiana State Record 38lbs
World Record 97lbs 40oz