Some nice weather has bluegill fishermen doing well on Sugarloaf Lake, North Lake, Eagle Lake, Three Mile Lake and Pleasant Lake. Anglers slow trolling with Bo’s Bluegill Busters rigged with a red worm are catching those suspended ‘gills.
Inland perch fishermen have been finding fish on Gull Lake, Maple Lake, and Lake Cora. On Lake Cora, those perch are down in 25 to 28 feet of water. Wigglers and minnows are taking fish in the 10 to 13 inch range.
This week there were a few walleyes caught out on Gravel Lake and Lake of the Woods. Crawler harnesses and Rapala Scatter Raps are taking some eater-sized walleye.
There are still a few boats trolling on Lake Michigan. Some are going out of South Haven to 160 to 200 feet of water and catching some nice 3-year-old king salmon. The new colors of Dreamweaver's Meat Head Cut Bait Rigs have been very popular the past couple weeks.
There are still some kings and steelhead begin caught off the St. Joe and South Haven piers as well. Early morning is best, but there are also some fish biting just before dark. One angler caught a 41-inch northern pike off the South Haven pier this week.
River fishermen in the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam are increasing in numbers, both boat and shore fishing. Steelhead are hitting spawn and Oslo Spinners. Boaters fishing the holes downstream are catching fish on Hot ‘N Tots, Brad’s Wigglers and Flatfish. There are also reports of fair numbers of smallmouth bass in the river too.
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