DNR weekly fishing report

From DNR reports

Manistee:
 A few Chinook salmon were caught 40 to 100 down in 120 to 200 feet of water. Try running glow spoons in the early morning or meat rigs down deeper later in the day. Boats heading out to 300 feet caught steelhead and coho 30 to 60 feet down with orange and green spoons.

Manistee River:  Anglers are now catching a good number of smallmouth bass. Try crawlers, crayfish, plastics or poppers.

Ludington:  Light numbers of Chinook were caught 50 to 100 feet down in 120 to 180 feet when trolling glow spoons or green meat rigs and flies. Those heading out deeper caught steelhead and coho when trolling orange spoons 30 to 60 feet down.

Pentwater:  Boat anglers caught a fair number of salmon and steelhead. Some were running lines 50 to 70 feet down in 120 to 160 feet while others managed to catch Chinook in 30 to 60 feet. Pier anglers caught catfish in the evening.

White Lake:  Is producing limit catches of northern pike. Yellow, green and red body baits worked best.

Whitehall:  Catch rates improved with anglers bringing in Chinook, coho and steelhead when fishing 50 to 70 feet down in 120 to 160 feet of water. Cut bait worked well for salmon but orange spoons worked better for steelhead.

Muskegon River:  Is producing a fair to good number of smallmouth bass.

Grand Haven:  Salmon have been caught in the bottom 30 feet of waters 160 to 210 feet deep. Most are using 150, 300 or 450 coppers. Green and yellow meat rigs on wire divers were also taking fish. The majority of the bite was on super slim spoons in orange, blue and yellow. Pier anglers caught freshwater drum. Perch anglers are fishing minnows and spikes in 30 to 40 feet.

Holland:  Boat anglers are trolling 40 to 70 feet down in 75 to 160 feet of water for salmon. The hot baits were regular or super slim spoons in orange or blue. Pier anglers are catching freshwater drum. Those looking for perch had no luck.

Kalamazoo River:  Has good smallmouth bass fishing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *