Lake Michigan Shore Fishing: A Strange 2018 Season and a Look Ahead to 2019

I honestly don’t know where this season went. This, the November article for this column, is the last one of the season and it seems like it just warmed up after a long winter of 2017-2018.

In my title, I note that it has been a strange season. It started off like gangbusters. March and April were on fire with a parade of giant browns. In early April, I almost had to pinch myself. It seemed like I could do no wrong with the pearl tube jig and browns in the 15- to 20-pound class daily. May was just so-so. By June, we were in the doldrums. But for shore fishermen, it’s not unusual for June to be a little slow. That’s okay because it’s usually time for us to regroup and get ready for July.

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