Fishing

Anglers of every stripe can enjoy the Hammond Port Authority waters for the bounty of fish they provide.

Fishing derby participants showing off their hardware.The Hammond Marina serves as a launch for boat-based fishing, and provides a bin wall from which to angle. Lake Michigan waters are overseen by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Annual fishing activities include the Fishing Derby each April sponsored by Mayor Tom McDermott Jr.

Lake Fishing Resource: DNR Lake Michigan Info

Game fish found in Lake Michigan include:

  • Coho salmon
  • Chinook salmon
  • Steelhead (Skamania)
  • Lake trout
  • Yellow perch
  • Smallmouth & other sunfish species
  • Winter-run steelhead

Fish on Wolf Lake by small boat or from the area’s restored shoreline. Motorized boats cannot exceed 10 hp limit. The Hammond Parks Department has reported that recent catches in Wolf Lake include:

  • Northern pike
  • Walleye
  • Muskie
  • Yellow perch
  • White perch
  • Blue gill
  • Large-mouthed bass
  • Small-mouthed bass

Pier-fishing at Lost Marsh on George Lake is accessed from the North Entrance. Access the Google Map to George Lake for directions.

Before venturing out on the water, please check the latest water and weather conditions.