Interesting Facts About Lake Michigan

Interesting Facts About Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan Facts Tab’s Sportfishing Charters takes people out on Lake Michigan. If you ever wondered about the lake, you’ve come to the right place.

Consider the lake’s history. It’s really old– formed during the last Ice Age. What we now consider Lake Michigan formed some 3,500 to 4,000 years ago thanks to glaciers advancing and retreating (and melting).

In the whole wide world, Lake Michigan ranks as the sixth largest freshwater lake. It’s huge!

The average depth is around 280 feet, and at its deepest, you’d be going down some 925 feet into the earth– cool, huh?

Interestingly, it’s the only one of the five Great Lakes located entirely in the United States. The other four are shared with Canada. Meanwhile, the following states share it: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and, of course, Michigan.

The term “Third Coast” is used to describe Lake Michigan since it has many beaches and lots of sand dunes… so if you can’t make it to the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean but still want a beach getaway in the summer, check out America’s Third Coast, right? If you were to measure the lake’s shoreline, it comes to about 1,640 miles.

Ever wonder how many people live along the shores of Lake Michigan? That number might astound you… 12 million! Most of those millions call Greater Milwaukee, WI, or Chicago, IL, home.

Now about fish– Lake Michigan’s full of trout, salmon, smallmouth bass, and walleye. And who loves to be near fish, for dinner? Plenty of birds– from ducks to geese, and hawks to vultures.

Finally, where does the name Michigan come from? It’s believed to originate from the Ojibwa Indian word “mishigami,” meaning “great water.” Indeed, it’s great water, for fishing with Tab’s!

If you want to fish Lake Michigan for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout, then you need to book a fishing trip with Tab’s Sportfishing Charters out of Grand Haven,

Michigan, just west of Grand Rapids. In business since 1983, we know where to go to help you find and get fish! Contact us 616-846-8945 today to plan your unforgettable Lake Michigan fishing trip.

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