The ice has moved out from around the piers at South Haven and St. Joe for the most part, and the coho fishing is picking up. Some boats are also starting to troll the beach in 14 to 20 feet of water and are getting fish.
Pier fishermen are doing well using spawn, Oslo Spinners and some glow spoons. There have also been a few brown trout caught off the pier in St. Joe. The pier at South Haven has a few anglers landing steelhead and some coho as well.
In the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam steelhead fishing has been pretty good. Fish are starting to hit Hot 'N Tots, Wiggle Warts and River Rockers. Spawn is also taking some steelies up to 10 pounds.
More boaters are getting out now looking for crappies, perch and bluegills. Portage Lake has been giving up some good bluegills in shallow water. So has Sugarloaf Lake. Good crappie reports have come in from Duck Lake, Eagle Lake and Gun Lake. Gun Lake anglers are also finding perch in 8 to 12 feet of water.
For more updates on local fishing conditions give us a call at 269-372-2277. D&R Sports Center is open seven days a week. Click here for directions and store hours.