Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the waters between Big Sable Point, to the north, and Little Sable Point, to the south, offer "big-lake" fishermen the best fishing to be found on Lake Michigan. Proximity to deep waters, excellent offshore structure, warm shoal waters, and natural river mouths make a perfect habitat for growing trout and salmon. That's why Pure Ludington is known as the #1 Salmon Fishing Port in Michigan!
Mason County sports nearly 2,000 miles of trout streams and over 40 inland lakes that are available for fishing. So whether you are fishing from the pier, on Lake Michigan on a charter boat or fly-fishing in the stream, you are bound to catch a big one while in Pure Ludington!
When the weather warms up, that is only the beginning to the year-round fun you can enjoy fishing in Mason County. In the spring, fishermen find ample brown trout, steelhead and salmon while fishing from the piers. The yellow perch follow as the water warms during the summer months. Then, fall salmon angling reigns. The Sauble and Pere Marquette Rivers provide anglers with salmon runs beginning in August and lasting into October. Steelhead angling lasts through the winter and into spring.
The outstanding marine facilities in Ludington offer launch ramps and fish cleaning stations. There is an opportunity for everyone who enjoys fishing, young and old, whether on the big lake or on one of the many inland lakes and streams. Come cast line and make a memory in Pure Ludington!
GET YOUR LICENSE:
Don't waste your vacation time finding a place to purchase your fishing license. Buy your permit online.
Here are places in Mason County where you can purchase a permit.
WHERE TO STAY:
Whether you are coming with your family or with a group, we have the perfect accommodations for your needs. With cabins and resorts near our inland lakes, hotels and motels near Lake Michigan, or lodges and campgrounds along the rivers, you can find the perfect place to call home while on your fishing trip.
FIND A CHARTER CAPTAIN:
More than 60 charter captains and guides operate out of the port of Ludington and Mason County. Visit the Ludington Area Charter Boat Association for list of captains in the area and browse our recreation listings.