SOUTHWEST LOWER PENINSULA
Frankfort: The weather gave the steelhead a good push. Pier anglers at Frankfort and Elberta have landed some nice fish when using spawn. Chartreuse seems to be the better color. Water levels are still low and those working the shallow waters have done well. When boats can get out, they caught young Chinook and coho when fishing 80 to 100 feet down along the Shelf. Spoons worked best.
Manistee: Strong winds have prevented boats from going out. Pier anglers and those surfcasting have started to catch steelhead on fresh spawn. Those using a single fresh egg caught a few whitefish.
Manistee River: Should see good numbers of steelhead by the weekend. The last of the Chinook salmon should be on the gravel and pretty much done by the end of the week.
Ludington: Pier and surf anglers are catching steelhead when using salmon spawn. Strong winds have made it difficult for boats to get out.
Pere Marquette River: Did not get as much rain as the rivers north of Cadillac but anglers should still find some steelhead.