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Fishing in Indiana Dunes

Shore fishing. Boat fishing. Ice fishing. Indiana Dunes Country offers plenty of options for those looking to make a big catch. Every season offers something different, from salmon runs in spring and fall, to winter ice fishing on inland lakes, to deep offshore fishing in the summer. Bring your boat, rent one, or hire a charter for an unforgettable experience fishing in the waters of Indiana Dunes Country. Browse local fishing spots

“Northwest Indiana and the easy access to Lake Michigan fishing is something only a few states can offer. Being able to fish on such a vast fresh water fishery that allows so many different types of fish, from pan to sport fish, is an unbelievable experience. From the beginner to the avid sportsman, Northwest Indiana offers much more than just your ordinary pond or inland lake!”

– Chris Moseley, fishing expert

Plan Ahead

Check out some fishing highlights before you plan your trip, and stay updated on the latest water and weather conditions

Fishing & Accommodations

Use discount code Indiana Dunes fishing at time of booking (Two-night stay minimum) to receive 20% off the standard hotel rate. Our hotels can also provide you an extra-early breakfast, snacks to go, coffee for your Thermos and well-lit parking lots for your boat.

Fishing listings

Lake Etta County Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Lake Etta County Park

4801 W. 29th Ave., Gary

Lake Etta, like all parks, is a program unto itself. It is especially designed...Read More

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Lake Michigan Water Trail

Various access points along Lake Michigan, Various cities

The southern shore of Lake Michigan is a premier paddling destination, with...Read More

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Lakeland Park

1200 Lakeland Park Dr., Burns Harbor

This park in the steel mill town of Burns Harbor features a lifeguarded...Read More

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Lakes of LaPorte Water Trail

1110 Lakeside St., La Porte

LaPorte is home to a unique lake system that provides a wonderful series of...Read More

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LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area has been added to your travel planner!
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LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area

4752 W. 1050 North, Lake Village

LaSalle Fish & Wildlife Area conserves 3,797 acres of hardwood forests,...Read More

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Long Lake Public Access

E. 600 North Rd., Valparaiso

While Long Lake is surrounded by private property it is a nice spot for angling...Read More

T: (219) 879-5710 | View Website

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Luhr County Park

3178 S. 150 West, LaPorte

Located on 89 acres just south of LaPorte, Luhr Park features four ecosystems:...Read More

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Marquette Park

1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary

In 1921, the United States Steel Corporation donated lakefront lands along...Read More

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Monon Trail

Fisher St. & Manor Ave., Munster

Connecting from downtown Hammond south to Munster, the 4.4-mile Monon Trail is...Read More

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Oak Ridge Prairie & Oak Savannah Trail

301 S. Colfax St., Griffith

One of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse corridors to be found, the...Read More

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Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor

6625 S. Boundary Dr., Portage

Why include a major industrial site among the best cultural and natural sites...Read More

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Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk

6150 US Hwy 12 (100 Riverwalk Dr.), Portage

Formerly an industrial site for National Steel, this 57-acre lakefront site...Read More

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Red Mill County Park

0185 S. Holmesville Rd., La Porte

Part of the La Porte County Parks system, this park encompasses 160 acres of...Read More

T: (219) 325-8315 | View Website

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Rogers Lakewood Park

5320 N. Meridian Rd., Valparaiso

A long time popular attraction, Rogers Lakewood Park has been a respite for...Read More

T: (219) 462-5144 | View Website

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Salt Creek Public Fishing Area

W. County Road 500 North, Valparaiso

This 75-acre public fishing area provides access to Salt Creek, where you'll...Read More

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Indiana Dunes

Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.