The only problem I have found with fishing this time of the year has been deciding what to fish for! There are so many great bites happening simultaneously that a guy really has to make tough decisions on what to do!
Locally, the Salmon run up the Lake Michigan Tributaries draws large numbers of anglers hoping to do battle with 20 plus pound fish in shallow water on light tackle. Once the Salmon run simmers down, the Trout usually aren't far behind! Fall Trout fishing can be nothing short of fantastic if mother nature drops rain in the right places at the right time!
Muskies are the most well know fish to be targeted this time of the year. These fish follow their food source this time of the year and gorge themselves on anything they can get their teeth on in preparation of the winter. Moon phases, weather, water clarity, and bait selection are the key components to catching these fish. Muskies are known to remain inactive for many hours straight before turning on in as little as 15 minute feeding windows to feed. Determining when the fish will feed and being on them when this occurs is key!