Reports say a few bluegills are moving up into the shallower cuts, bays and channels on some of our local lakes. Lake of the Woods, North Lake, Cedar Lake and Gravel Lake are beginning to see ‘gills moving up looking for a little warmer water.
Pier fishermen in South Haven and St. Joe are landing a few coho. There have been a couple brown trout caught lately too.
Boats trolling on Lake Michigan from St. Joe south are still taking good numbers of coho in 8 to 15 feet of water. Storm Thundersticks, Jointed Rapalas, Flatfish and Mini Gotcha Flies are working on those fish.
Steelhead and suckers are still being caught below the Allegan Dam on the Kalamazoo River.
If you're heading out to the Detroit River looking for walleye, start in early morning by the Edison stacks in 6-8 feet of water. You'll find some fish later in the day around in the Trenton Channel and down to the Humbug Marina. Try fishing 10-18 feet of water in these areas. The best bait has been a 1/2 oz Chartreuse fireball jig tipped with a minnow and a single hook stinger.
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