With summer in full swing, the waters of Lake Michigan are calling to us angling enthusiasts! So, grab your rod, reel, and excitement towards reeling in your next big catch. Located smack-dab between Milwaukee and Chicago, you’ll find Great Lakes Yacht Sales – and we think our full-service Kenosha marina and the surrounding area is the perfect place to kick off a summer fishing spree. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first timer to the world of fishing, we’re sharing a few handy tips to start your season on a high note.
Get Your Gear Summer-Ready
Summer in the Great Lakes? To us, we immediately envision an array of fish species just waiting to be your next great catch. Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Smallmouth Bass are just the beginning. Arriving on the scene with your gear in tip-top shape is key to getting the best of this bounty.
Prepare yourself with a tackle box to hold all the necessities, as well as a rod and reel that suits your fishing needs. Remember to keep an eye on your fishing line, as summer heat and humidity can take a toll on this crucial material.
Smart Fishing Makes for Successful Fishing
If you want to bring home a hefty haul, you’ve got to know your fish first. In this summer season, fish tend to escape the heat during the day by diving deeper away from the surface. At dusk, surface waters begin to cool, allowing fish to venture back. To help with making this judgement during your fishing trip, you might want to invest in a depth finder, which is a handy gadget to help detect fish and share information about their depth underwater.
Start Your Trip from Our Kenosha Marina
Lake Michigan is a vast body of water. With all this space in mind, choosing the right fishing spot can seem a bit like seeking a needle lost in a haystack. Don’t fear – there’s a simple spot you might want to put at the top of your list! Simmons Island Marina in Kenosha Harbor is operated by Great Lakes Yacht Sales and provides an excellent launching point for your nearby fishing excursion – as well as a fish cleaning station as you bring home your catch!
More than Just a Catch
A great fishing day isn’t just about what you reel in. It’s also about making the most of the day in exciting surroundings. Our marina is conveniently located near a landscaped picnic area for whole-family fun. Plus, within walking distance, you’ll find downtown shopping and restaurants for endless shopping enjoyment. With all these entertainment and leisure options, you’ll know that once you dock for the day, the excitement is just about to begin.
We've Got Your Back
Not sure how to dip your toes into the world of boating and angling in Lake Michigan? Don’t worry! At Great Lakes Yacht Sales, we strive to treat our customers like family. We want to make your outing seamless, so our dedicated crew is available to help launch your boat, make repairs, share some local words of wisdom, or simply say hello. We’re dedicated to creating a sense of community, both in the summer season and year-round. We’re here to help make your summer fishing trips unforgettable with reliable services you can trust.
So, get ready to enjoy all the magic that comes along with fishing on Lake Michigan in the summertime – the peace, the excitement, and the joy of the catch. There’s truly something for everyone in the family to enjoy from our Kenosha marina, and we’re here at Great Lakes Yacht Sales to make sure you get the very best of it all. Our top-notch service, expert advice, and welcoming community are waiting for you. Let’s make some memories together!