Summer is hot and so is Lake Michigan: the weekly DNR fishing report

DNR Report as of Thursday, July 5.

Onekama: Those heading straight out to 110 to 150 feet of water caught fish when trolling along the drop. Fish 80 to 90 feet down, good colors were blue and glow. Meat rigs worked best after the sun comes up.

Manistee: Fishing slowed compared to what it has been. Boat anglers found salmon 45 to 150 feet down in 140 to 300 feet of water. Meat rigs in yellow and green or blue and green spoons caught fish.

Ludington: Salmon fishing slowed but fish were caught 50 to 120 feet down in 140 to 250 feet of water with green spoons or purple and green meat rigs.

Pentwater: Boat anglers continue to catch Chinook and steelhead 30 to 50 feet off the bottom in 90 to 120 feet of water. Boats were heading south and fishing across from the dunes and Silver Lake State Park. Pier anglers caught smallmouth bass on minnows and body baits.

Whitehall: Fishing has picked up a little as boat anglers found salmon and trout in 100 feet of water. Steelhead were caught 45 feet down. Rumor has it pier anglers caught steelhead on shrimp.

Muskegon: Boat anglers are fishing 50 to 75 feet down in waters 60 to 130 feet deep. Try green, blue and orange spoons. No pier fishing and no perch.

Grand Haven: Is producing Chinook and steelhead in waters 60 to 80 feet with downriggers set in the bottom 20. Spoons are working well. Good colors were blue, green and orange. Pier anglers were struggling to catch steelhead. Shrimp was the bait of choice. No perch to report.

Holland: Yellow perch were hitting on minnows in 48 feet of water south of the pier. Drifting with the current seems to work best.

Kalamazoo River: Has low water levels. Those wading are catching smallmouth bass, rock bass, walleye and pike.

South Haven: Is producing perch in 35 to 40 feet of water.

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