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Lake Huron Salmon Fishing

In the summer, Coho Salmon and Chinook Salmon (King Salmon) are out in the deep water of Lake Huron and are generally only found by people who fish the lake all the time like local residents or professional fishing charters.

In late summer and early Fall, great numbers of Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon start staging at the mouth of the Spanish River or become more concentrated in the North Channel. Coming from the deep water of Lake Huron, the salmon are a nice color and great for eating. Later they go up the river to spawn. Coho can reach up to 20 pounds with the average size being around 12 pounds while the Chinooks can go over 40 pounds with the average size being about 20 pounds.

Many salmon hunters bring boats, which are geared with downriggers for the big lake. If you came for shallow fishing like Walleye or Pike and have a slow trolling boat, you can use our light-tackle deep-water fishing techniques, which are just as effective as downrigging for Salmon.

Coho & Chinook Salmon Season:

  • View Regulations for the Spanish River (zone 10 - Adobe .pdf)
  • View Regulations for North Channel & Georgian Bay (zone 14 - Adobe .pdf) (scroll down past zone 13 information.
  • Salmon Tips
  • Light Tackle Deep Water Fishing Tips
  • View Big Map of North Channel

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