Steelhead anglers on the Kalamazoo River and St. Joe River say the current is slow and the fishing is tough. Fisherman putting in 8 hours on the river are getting an average of 2 to 3 fish per trip. One guy did catch a 12 pound lake trout this week in the St. Joe River. It was caught on a Flat Fish. Plugs seem to be working now, good colors have been purple, gold and black, blue and silver, and orange and gold.
Pier fisherman in South Haven and St. Joe typically start doing fair on whitefish, steelhead, and brown trout this time of year but the wind has been a problem! Hopefully things will get better the week of Thanksgiving.
A couple of anglers this week were fishing the Kalamazoo River below the Morrow Pond Dam and they were getting some nice smallmouth bass and northern pike. Jigs with Zoom Fat Alberts were working the best.
Reminder: Don't miss D&R Sports Center's HUGE Ice Fishing Show Dec. 5th & 6th. FREE seminars and sales on shanties, electronics, rods, reels, and more!
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