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Kalamazoo Area Fishing Report

Weekly Fishing Report - March 3, 2017

By: Jim Hamrick


Prior to Tuesday’s storm, fishing reports had been on the rise. I talked with a few different anglers that had an amazing day on the St. Joe River below Berrien Springs. Anglers using red spawn reported limits of steelhead. With the river temps approaching 40 degrees, the steelhead are becoming more active.

Anglers fishing below the 6th Street dam in Grand Rapids have also reported good numbers of steelhead. Bottom bouncing trout beads has proven to be the most effective method to catch those chromers.

Some bluegill success was reported by shore anglers on small shallow lakes and channels. These areas are the first to warm up and can be quite productive.

Perch fishing has been good on Barton Lake in 18 – 22 feet of water. Try using minnows under a slip bobber or small Slider Grubs.

The storms and falling temperatures have sure changed conditions. Fishing success will continue to improve with warming temperatures. Stay tuned, spring is coming.


Anyone who would like to pass along information to Jim is welcome to do so by e-mailing him at gpjfishingadventures@comcast.net


This pretty much sums up February fishing in Michigan this year.



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