Reports from Lake Michigan on the St. Joe pier say a handful of whitefish are showing up. The lake is still around 59 degrees. Whitefish like 48 to 50 for temp so more should be coming in as things continue to cool off.
In South Haven, pier fishermen have been getting a few steelhead in the mornings. Blue and silver, gold and orange, and glow spoons are good colors. Oslo Spinners are also catching some steelhead.
Reports from musky fishermen say one was landed this week out on Bankson Lake. That fish measured 38 inches. The legal size limit is 42 inches, so that nice fish was released unharmed. Another angler landed a musky out on Austin Lake that measured 44 inches. That fish was also released.
Reports from the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam down to the M-89 bridge say more steelhead are coming up, and some king salmon have been seen too. Spawn, Wiggle Warts, Brad’s Thin Fish and trout beads are getting some of those fish.
Folks out seeking panfish say it’s been a little slow lately. Three Mile Lake, Little Paw Paw Lake, Lake of the Woods and Sugarloaf Lake have been giving up some decent bluegill action.
Perch fishermen report catching some good ones on wigglers out on Gun Lake and Lake Cora. Those fish are moving around a bit, from 12 to 25 feet of water.
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