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Government Pier

The pier extends from Waukegan harbor into the lake.

Directions to the Government Pier:
  • From I-94, take Highway 132 (Grand Ave) east.
  • Continue till the road ends.
  • South (Right) on Pershing Rd.
  • East (Left) on Madison St.
  • The entrance to the harbor parking lot is immediately on the right side of the road.
Fishing options at the Government Pier:
  • Casting spoons, jigs or lures on either side of the pier.
  • Bobber or Tightline fishing on the Lake side of the pier.
  • There is too much boat traffic for Bobber or Tightline fishing on the harbor side of the pier.
Best times to fish the Government Pier:
  • Coho Salmon - April, May and October.
  • Chinook Salmon - April, May and September through October.
  • Brown Trout - October through June.
  • Steelhead - October through May.
  • Perch - May through July.
  • Smelt - April and May.