Thursday, June 7, 2018

6/7/2018 Southwest Lower Peninsula Michigan Fishing Report

Southwest Lower Peninsula

Overall: Panfish activity is really picking up, as is northern pike fishing. It appears salmon may be starting to move towards the northern Lake Michigan ports. 

St. Joseph:  Salmon fishing was inconsistent. Most anglers were catching a mixed bag of lake trout, coho and Chinook. The best fishing was reported well past 120 feet of water. Pier anglers caught good numbers of catfish and lots of sheepshead. Most fish were caught on spoons and while still fishing with dead alewife. Steelhead were caught on shrimp. 

Nearby Bait Shops Include: 
Fishin Hole (269) 982-3474
Tackle Haven (269) 925-0341
Great Lakes Tackle  (269) 208-6178
Fishing Hole 2 (269) 468-7522

St. Joseph River: Walleye were being caught near the courthouse. 

South Haven:  Salmon fishing continued to be slow. Boat anglers caught a few lake trout and coho along with the occasional Chinook. The fish were scattered anywhere from 60 to 120 feet or more. Pier angler caught a couple steelhead on shrimp or freshwater drum when casting small spoons.  

For more places to fish in Van Buren County: Click Here!

Grand Haven: Boat anglers reported fair salmon action 40 to 90 feet down in 110 to 180 feet with blue, green and orange spoons. Pier anglers caught a couple steelhead on shrimp. Good numbers of freshwater drum were caught in the channel when using worms or minnows.  

Grand River at Grand Rapids:  Water levels were up after all the rain.  Walleye were caught near the launch by the Rogue River and downstream of Johnston Park. A few catfish, including some large ones, were been caught throughout the river. Anglers were still getting smallmouth bass.    

  • For a more accurate report on the Grand River at Grand Rapids I suggest reaching out to the people at Al & Bob's SportsPhone: (616-281-0777)

Grand River at Lansing:  There were reports of rock bass being caught. 

  • For a more accurate report on the Grand River at Lansing I suggest reaching out to the people at Grand River Bait & TacklePhone: (517-482-4461)

Maple River:  Good catches of channel catfish were observed.          

Muskegon:  Chinook salmon were caught 30 to 100 feet down in 100 to 180 feet with green and orange spoons with white flies. There was no pier report.

Muskegon River:  Good walleye, pike and bass fishing was reported. 

  • For a more accurate report on the Muskegon Lake & the Muskegon River I suggest reaching out to the people at Snug Harbor OutfittersPhone: (231-719-0759)

Whitehall:  Boats trolling 30 to 70 feet down in 120 to 180 feet caught salmon and steelhead. Meinert Park to Stony Lake was a productive trolling path with spoons in blue and green enticing most fish. 

For more bait shops in the southwest lower peninsula follow the links below:

Kalamazoo County Bait Shops: Click Here!
Berrien County Bait Shops: Click Here!
Allegan County Bait Shops: Click Here!
Ingham County Bait Shops: Click Here!

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