vartijoe wrote: I was looking more to plan for next year.
Thanks for the info, this will help me out!
It's next year now!
The whitefish will be around, especially in Michigan City, for at least another month. Typically I catch them into the first week of April, and it's looking like there might be cold water around for quite a while given the forecast right now. Maybe even til mid April
I like fishing skein on the bottom for them (or small perch minnows) in the spring, because you will catch browns and cohos as well as the whitefish.
I have actually caught more whities in the spring than fall in MC, but admittedly I have not spent tons of effort targeting them in the fall.
The South End provides useful resources and discussion forums for those that fish The South End of Lake Michigan for Salmon, Steelhead, Perch, and Bass as well as elsewhere in the Region and Chicago area.