We here at Visit MichiganCityLaPorte want to thank all the fishermen, crews, volunteers and officials who helped make the inaugural Coho Capital Salmon and Trout Derby such a success.
The five-week tournament was designed to kick-off a new marketing campaign implemented by Visit Michigan CityLaPorte aimed at re-establishing Michigan City as one of the nations’ top fishing destinations. Decades ago the city, thanks to its plentiful Lake Michigan waters, was known as the Coho Capital of the Midwest and had now been re-branded as “Coho Capital of the World.”
For five weeks, fishermen from throughout the region fished the waters of Lake Michigan and brought their catch to Jerry Ross at Lake Michigan Charters, in Michigan City, for the official weigh-in.
The biggest Salmon and trout caught each week won the respective angler a $100 weekly prize, and the biggest overall salmon and trout won the respective angler $500 each.
Scott Ross and Adam McGugin won the overall prizes.
We thank members of the Hoosier Coho Club, Northwest Indiana Steelheaders, and Indiana DNR, for their help in kicking off what we hope is a tournament that helps bring Michigan City back to the fishing prominence it held decades ago.