Feb 12th 2024
- Suffice it to say the spring steelhead run is here. While Mother Nature juggled fall/winter/spring over the past few months, numerous steelhead of varying year class entered Michiana’s Lake Michigan tributaries during warm patches of weather. Plenty of fish locked-in during December and January, and the significant February thaw boosted water levels dramatically and raised water temps now hovering between 39 and 44 degrees throughout the region. This is the bottom end of ideal spawning temp range and triggered another big push of fresh chrome out of the lake.
- Late winter brown trout fishing is picking up fast and a legit option while ferrying between steelhead spots.
- Northern pike will be spawning in the very near future, while huge pre-spawn muskie hit the feedbag!
- Turkey season is right around the corner and birds are thick this year. Get in touch with me ASAP if interested.
Better find a spot (or two or three) in the calendar ASAP!
CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY!
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Anglin Outdoors specializes in warm and coldwater species throughout a region that straddles much of the Indiana/Michigan state line known as Michiana. While steelhead and smallmouth bass fishing on the St Joseph River system including the revered Dowagiac River are the focus of most outings, many other species are caught during a typical day including resident brown trout, largemouth bass and a variety of panfish, among others. Northern pike are often targeted or caught as a bonus species. Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan are blessed with some incredible muskie fisheries. While some 'skis are present in streams the bulk of fishing is done on small inland lakes.
The Michiana region is blessed with year-round fishing opportunities. Other than frigid arctic conditions that make fishing unbearable for most anglers, steelhead fishing is a possibility just about every month of the year. Obviously, numbers of fish and conditions vary from year to year but suffice it to say we have fantastic steelhead opportunities here - in particular spring and fall. Smallmouth bass fishery generally takes the stage from late May through early October - June, July and August being the primary focus. Resident trout fishing is also available to some degree nearly year-round but often comes as a bonus to steelhead fishing. September is a great month of pursue big, fresh king and coho salmon along with summer-run Skamania steelhead. Muskie and pike fishing can be excellent if not world class throughout much of the year as well.
All trips require a $150 deposit to lock date!
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Jay Anglin - 574-210-2844
2024 Regular Rates:
4 Hour Half - $300 1 or 2 rods
6 Hour Express - $375 1 or 2
8 Hour Full - $450 1 or 2 rods
- Beverages and snacks are always available but full meals are only provided during 8 hour trips or by request
- If feasible, a third angler is an additional $75 for any rate
- All rates include use of equipment, leaders, flies, lures and any other pertinent tackle etc.
- All trips are CATCH AND RELEASE
- $300 min./$150 ea. additional waterfowl
- $300 a day turkey
Please contact for additional details...$300
Jay Anglin has been an avid angler and hunter for over 40 years. He tied his first flies and caught trout on them in Northern Michigan in 1981. His guide service, Anglin Outdoors, specializes in pursuing warm and cold water fish species found in the streams and lakes of Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Anglin has guided anglers of all persuasions as well as waterfowl, turkey and upland game hunters throughout the Great Lakes states. He met his wife Angie while working towards a biology degree from Northern Michigan University in the Upper Peninsula. Jay has also been writing professionally since high school. When he's not on the river or in the field he can found behind the keyboard. The Anglins live with their five children and three Labrador retrievers in LaPorte, Indiana.
Jay Anglin - Anglin Outdoors
409 Fox Street
LaPorte, Indiana 46350