DNR Weekly Fishing report

From DNR reports

Onekama: Is producing some fish. Anglers are trolling 60 to 90 feet down in 180 to 220 feet with J-plugs. Those trolling north to the “Barrel” reported lots of baitfish right along with trout and salmon in 60 to 70 feet.

Portage Lake: Those looking for bass and panfish will want to look for an area where the fish are moving in and out of the shallows. Those moving around seem to catch more fish.

Lake Cadillac: Is producing some bluegills along the weed beds. Those fishing near the High School did well for pike and bass. Crappie were a bit scattered but some have taken limit catches.

Lake Mitchell: Has good pike fishing. Try spoons or live bait. Panfish are being caught along the weed beds.

Manistee: Boat anglers found trout and salmon 40 to 90 feet down in 60 to 220 feet of water with glow spoons, plugs or meat rigs. Hot colors were green, red or purple.

Manistee River: Continues to provide very good smallmouth bass fishing. A light number of salmon were reported in the lower river.

Ludington: Trout and salmon were caught anywhere from 60 to 400 feet of water. Early morning was best. Coho and steelhead were taken on glow spoons, plugs or meat rigs. Good colors were green and orange, black and white or red. Freshwater drum were caught but pier fishing is slow.

Pere Marquette River: Has a light run of salmon moving into the lower river, but no big numbers yet as it is still a bit early. Anglers continue to catch a fair to good number of brown trout when casting small spoons or flies.

Pentwater: Fishing was good as salmon and trout moved in closer to shore. Some caught fish in 60 to 80 feet while others did well in 200 feet or more when trolling 50 to 70 feet down with red, orange and glow spoons. Pier fishing was slow.

Whitehall: Is producing trout and salmon as shallow as 60 to 80 feet or as deep as 200 feet or more. Most are using spoons in red, orange or glow. Pier fishing was slow but some nice bluegills were caught in the channel by those using live bait.

White Lake: Anglers have caught a good number of walleye and pike when trolling crawler harnesses in 20 feet.

Muskegon River: Water levels were low and clear. Anglers are still taking good numbers of smallmouth bass.

Grand Haven: Boat anglers are fishing between the end of the pier and 120 feet of water. Most are fishing the top 50 feet with meat rigs that glow on divers or plugs. Hot colors were glow, white, green or yellow. Pier and boat anglers managed to catch a few perch. Boats fishing off the north pier were just off the mud line.

Holland: Fish have been caught in 90 to 120 feet of water with 250 or 300 copper with plugs and divers with meat rigs. Hot colors were glow, white, green or yellow. Boat anglers caught a few perch in 30 to 60 feet.

South Haven: Had slow fishing as the fish were scattered here as well. Try trolling in 60 to 140 feet. Start shallow and move out as the sun comes up. Perch are still being caught in 18 to 20 feet. Pier fishing is slow.

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