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

Mention “Indiana Dunes fishing” to receive 25% 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.

Catch and Cook

Have your own catch cleaned and prepared at Latitudes Waterfront Dining.

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Aukiki Wetland Conservation Area has been added to your travel planner!
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Aukiki Wetland Conservation Area

State Road 49, Wheatfield

This 650-acre parcel, donated by NiSource, conserves a mix of wetlands, black...Read More

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Chustak Public Fishing Area has been added to your travel planner!
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Chustak Public Fishing Area

West 600 North Rd., South Haven

This 76-acre public fishing area offers access to Salt Creek, where you’ll...Read More

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Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve has been added to your travel planner!
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Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

NE Corner of I 80/90 & IN 49, Chesterton

This beautiful 167-acre preserve showcases an inspiring and aesthetically...Read More

T: (219) 926-1842 | View Website

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Countryside Park and Alton Goin Museum

5250 US Hwy. 6, Portage

Located in Countryside Park and operated by the Portage Community Historical...Read More

T: (219) 762-8349 | View Website

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Creek Ridge County Park

7943 W. 400 North, Michigan City

A series of accessible boardwalks allow visitors a chance to experience the...Read More

T: (219) 325-8315 | View Website

Deep River County Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Deep River County Park

9410 Old Lincoln Hwy, Hobart

Deep River County Park offers a mix of history, natural beauty, and pure fun...Read More

T: (219) 769-7275 | View Website

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Deep River Water Trail

Hobart, Lake Station, Gary, Hobart

Running 16 miles from Lake George in Hobart through Lake Station and Gary...Read More

T: (219) 712-4315

Deer Trail Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Deer Trail Park

Ameriplex Dr., Portage

This small park, opened in 2007, offers many recreational activities, including...Read More

T: (219) 762-1675 | View Website

Dunn's Bridge County Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunn's Bridge County Park

500 E. County Rd., Kouts

Legend has it that this beautiful and unusual bridge was built with steel...Read More

T: (219) 465-3586 | View Website

East Branch Little Calumet Water Trail has been added to your travel planner!
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East Branch Little Calumet Water Trail

Little Calumet River, Portage

With significant stretches in both Indiana and Illinois, the Calumet River...Read More

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Hawthorne Park

500 Ackerman Dr., Porter

Hawthorne Park offers a peaceful, well-maintained place to stop, stretch, and...Read More

T: (219) 983-1042 | View Website

Heron Rookery Trail has been added to your travel planner!
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Heron Rookery Trail

1320 N. 600 East, Michigan City

For more than 60 years, herons nested here along Little Calumet River. Though...Read More

T: (219) 926-7561 | View Website

Imagination Glen Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Imagination Glen Park

2275 McCool Rd., Portage

The largest park in the Portage Park system, 256-acre Imagination Glen Park is...Read More

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

US Hwy 421, Medaryville

This gem of a wildlife area conserves 8,062 acres of wetland, upland, and...Read More

T: (219) 843-4841 | View Website

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

4320 W. Toto Rd., North Judson

Designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, 4,199-acre...Read More

T: (574) 896-3522 | View Website

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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.