Reports from Lake Michigan in South Haven say it's been choppy out there, so not much perch fishing going on. Boats trolling for salmon are getting fish in 80 to 110 feet of water. Meat rigs and J-Plugs are taking some Salmon in the 17 pound range. There were two brown trout landed this week as well. Those fish were caught on flies and both weighed about 8 pounds each.
Bluegill anglers have been reporting that some lakes have been tough as of recently. Those who have been slow trolling Bo's Bluegill Busters are having the best results. Good spots have been: School Section Lake, Reynolds Lake, Cranberry Lake, Gravel Lake, Minor Lake, Pleasant Lake, and Rupert Lake.
Anglers fishing in the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam are getting some walleye's up to 8 pounds. Crankbaits and jerkbaits have been the go to bait this week.
Out on Little Paw Paw Lake, evening anglers have been catching rainbow trout. Red worms and night crawlers in 25 to 35 feet of water are taking rainbows up to 15 inches.
Inland perch fisherman have been getting a few at Eagle Lake, Little Paw Paw Lake, and Gun Lake. Minnows and red worms have been getting those fish to bite. Best depths have been 18 to 24 feet of water.
Reminder: D&R Sports Center's Big Fish Contest ends Saturday September 5th. Every entry has a chance to win a $100 gift card from D&R Sports Center!
If you have been catching fish lately we want to hear about it! Give us a call and let us know what the best lakes have been. Be sure to mention your name and the location you have been fishing for a chance to be featured in our weekly fishing report, and be sure to ask for Mike Covey when you call!
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