For the most part, ice fishing is done in Southern Lower Michigan. There were still a few smelt fishermen out on Gull Lake a couple days ago, but ice conditions are not that good.
More anglers now are hitting the rivers for steelhead and brown trout. In the St. Joe River near the Berrien Springs dam, steelhead are hitting spawn sacks and trout beads. In the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam, the water is running high due to the melt off. Fishermen are getting steelhead on K.O. Wobblers, spawn, and plugs are beginning to take some fish too. There was a brown trout landed below the dam this week and it weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces.
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.