Weekly DNR fishing report: Where are the fishing biting this weekend?

Where are the fish biting? Take a look at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ weekly fishing report and make plans to get out this weekend.

Grand Haven:  Pier anglers caught chinook and steelhead on alewife and shrimp. Steelhead fishing was good with a north or east wind. A few perch were caught on alewife or crawlers. Salmon fishing improved as water temperatures cooled. Boat anglers are fishing 40 to 90 feet down in 125 to 200 feet of water with copper lines with spoons. Hot colors were green and blue deep and orange higher up. White paddles with green or blue flies also worked well.

Grand River at Grand Rapids:  Water levels are very low and clear. Anglers were catching smallmouth bass and a few walleye.

Muskegon:  Salmon fishing picked up with the cooler temperatures. Anglers are fishing 60 to 75 feet down in waters 80 to 150 feet deep with spoons or white paddles with green or blue flies. Pier anglers caught steelhead when the winds were out of the north or the east.

Whitehall:  Salmon were hitting on anything orange set 45 to 60 feet down in waters 85 feet deep. Steelhead were caught on white flies. Pier anglers were still catching steelhead when floating shrimp.

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