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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

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Whiting Park and Whihala Beach

1561 Park Rd., Whiting

Whiting Park and Whihala Beach Park are adjacent to one another. Combined,...Read More

T: (219) 659-0860 | View Website

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Winding Creek Cove

East 8th St. & North Dickson Rd., Michigan City

This is a native passive park with trails, an observation deck overlooking...Read More

T: (219) 873-1506 | View Website

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Wykes Plampin Nature Preserve

Brummit Rd., south of Indian Boundary Rd., Chesterton

This 70-acre area is made up of two non-contiguous parcels along the Little...Read More

T: (219) 242-8558 | View Website

Photographs Copyright: Lynea Hinchman, Brad Bumgardner, Christine Livingston

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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.