Just an hour’s drive from Chicago, Winthrop Harbor is home to Lake Michigan’s largest marina and a major fishing hot spot for several species. Coho Salmon can be found in abundance in the early spring, with Chinook arriving in droves around late summer / early fall.
Lake Trout and Steelhead are present throughout the season, as well as Brown Trout and Rainbows. Local charter captains will be happy to help visiting fishermen chase down the trophy of their dreams.
Shops in Winthrop Harbor stock all the gear and daily items a fisherman and his family may need. For other outdoor recreation, nearby Illinois Beach State Park provides hiking, fishing, swimming, biking, and more. Local dining choices range from pizzerias to fast food to bar & grills, while accommodations for visitors include motels, hotels, and rental properties.
Towns: Winthrop Harbor, Waukgean
Body of Water: Lake Michigan