Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Windy conditions, rain and thunderstorms combined are making it hard for anglers to get out. Those that do are working hard as fishing can be difficult for a couple days after a front passes through.

Holland:  Is producing a good number of chinook. Anglers are fishing 60 to 65 feet down in 110 to 115 feet of water. Steelhead were caught in 60 to 90 feet.

Grand Haven:  Is still producing salmon and trout for those trolling about halfway down in waters up to 120 feet deep either early or later in the evening. With the warm water near shore, pier fishing remains slow.

Whitehall:  Fishing slowed so many were traveling north to Minor Park and Stony Creek. The waters near shore were very warm. The bite was better in the early morning and salmon were caught on anything that glows before daylight. Salmon were also caught 100 feet down in 150 feet of water with blue flies and green flashers or pearl J-plugs. Orange and green were good colors for steelhead.

Pentwater:   Continues to have good fishing. Most were staying close to the port but a few ventured towards Silver Lake. Fish were caught 50 to 70 feet down in 80 to 90 feet of water or try long lines 115 feet down in 150 feet of water. Blue flies and green flasher worked best.