Sanilac Fishing


With the ice breakup in late March comes the excitement of early spring fishing. The water is still cold and it gives the angler an advantage for finding trout, salmon or steelhead. The fish seek the warm water of the stream runoff and are close to shore. Shallow water fishing is most productive.

Most fishing tournaments are run in May and early June. As the water warms, the big fish go deep and offshore. By late June the perch start coming in. Perch populations have grown in recent years. The DNR reports that the Sanilac area has been an anomaly for perch count.

Perch fishing in the past couple of years has stayed strong right into the fall when the salmon and trout run. The fall months bring the spawning season. Brown trout are frequently caught near streams and harbor entrances.

In September and October of 2008, the DNR expanded their fish plantings out of Port Sanilac. A fish count completed at that time showed a good cross section of species in the twenty to forty foot depth contour.

Port Sanilac Bait & Sporting Goods

7305 E. Main Street
Port Sanilac, MI 48469

Charter Fishing

Port Sanilac Marina

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45 foot Coast Guard Inspected Tour Boat.
34 Passenger Capacity. Weddings, Funerals, Cruises, Parties, Large Party Fishing and Diving Groups.
Contact: Captain Chester S. Kolascz.

Model T Fishing Charters

7277 Simons St. | P.O. Box 39 | Lexington

Captain: Ron Cutler
Vessel: 28’ Fiberglass, Sports Fisher Amenities: 10’ Beam
Species: Walleye, perch, salmon, lake trout, steelhead, & browns.

Stormy Chinook

4140 S. Lakeshore Road | Lexington

The Stormy Chinook is a fully equipped 28 foot Albemarle Express, designed and outfitted with all the latest technology for offshore fishing. Albemarle boats have the highest possible standards for quality and safety.

Southeast Charters

Captain: Craig Burch Vessel: 28’ Aluminum Marinette
Species: Lake trout, salmon, & walleye.