April- May With the ice out Spring time in Arcadia means its fishing time. April and May we catch brown trout, chinook, steelhead. Lake Trout season on Lake Michigan opens May 1.
June-July In June thru mid July to surface fish for steelhead. these silver torpedos are located in thermal bars that form a "scum line" due to warming water on the surface. The "scum line" is made up of terrestrial and rich fertile floating plant matter which make for a perfect snack for steelhead. The action can be fast. Doubles and triples are common. Although we target steelhead, chinook , lake trout and coho can often times mix themselves into our catch.
Mid July into September finds us trolling in depths of 50-200 feet in search of trophy King and coho salmon. Adult King salmon have the distinction when hooked to run very hard and fast. These fish can take up to 30 to 40 minutes to land on light tackle and can leave you with sore muscles and a life time of great memories.
October Is when there is a temperature transition due to the change to a Fall season. Steelhead move into the waters just off our harbors and there is good fishing for coho & chinook salmon.
Built in 1880, Arcadia is one of Michigan's oldest port towns. Located in the most natural and pristine areas of Northern Michigan, as the gateway to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Arcadia's wooded bluffs & sandy beaches make for peaceful surroundings with spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Not only is Arcadia known for it's world class salmon fishery, but also for world class golf at ArcadiaBluffs Golf Club, or scuba dive charters on many area shipwrecks.