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From March through early May most of the fishing is done from a few yards to one mile offshore. Later in May and on into the summer months better fishing is available offshore, perhaps still in Indiana but at times, the fish will be located north of the Indiana state line  in either the Illinois or Michigan waters.  All trips will originate from one of Indiana's fine marinas. Indiana and Michigan fishing licenses are available on the boat. Illinois single day licenses are available online only. Go to:


Since the Brother Nature is trailered when not in the water, where to fish is based on how the fish are biting and also the weather conditions. For instance, when boats can't get out at Portage because of a northwest wind, boats can fish along the industrial breakwalls in Lake County in waves less than 1 foot high. If the Skamanias are biting at Portage, that's where we'll go fishing!


I will contact you in advance of the trip to give simple directions to the meeting place.


Most of the spring trips will originate from the East Chicago Marina (formerly called Pastrick Marina) in Lake County. The East Chicago Marina is the easiest marina in Indiana to drive to because it has a multi-lane highway leading to it. There is no "city" driving or hard-to-see landmarks. In fact, there's a special exit from the expressway right to the marina.


Most summer trips and fall trips will originate from the Portage Public Marina (now called Sammie Maletta Marina), a few blocks north of Interstate 94 and close to the Bass Pro Shop store.

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