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Fishing out of South Haven

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Fishing out of South Haven

Thinking about joining a charter fishing boat while we are in South Haven in June. Would it be worth it to go out fishing in hopes that you would catch enough for a few dinners? We do not know if this is a popular fishing area in Lake Michigan. Any advice would be helpful before we spend the money. Thanks!

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1. Re: Fishing out of South Haven

South Haven is an excellent fishing port! You don't mention whether or not you wish to fish for perch or "big fish."

The local Steelheaders Chapter (for big fish) holds several fishing tournaments throughout the summer, the first being a 2 day fishing tournament, which historically has had up to 100 entries, the weekend of May 16th.

Perch fishing is always hit or miss. Weather, water temps, wind direction, bait fish movement, etc make it mostly a game of hunt and seek. :-)

That being said, they do call it fishing, not catching, so there is never any guarenteee that you will catch fish on any given day. We have fished right along side another boat, using the same baits, etc and we have caught fish and they haven't.

There are several very good charter boat options is South Haven. Wishing you tight lines and calm winds...

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