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Fishing report: Bass season opens on Great Lakes, other waterways

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:57 AM

South Haven: A few salmon and trout were caught in 30 to 200 feet of water north or south of the river. Boats were looking for perch but none were caught.

Grand Haven: Boat anglers targeting salmon are really struggling as the fish are scattered. Most are fishing in waters 80 to 250 feet deep and running downriggers anywhere between the surface and 100 feet down with spoons. Orange has been used on the surface while blue and green were used in deep water. Pier anglers have caught alewife but nothing else. No perch to report.

Grand River at Grand Rapids: Water levels are high but fishing should be good for catfish and the bass opener. Look in the shallow backwaters for bluegill and crappie.

Maple River: Water levels are still high but catfish are still being caught.

Lake Lansing: Bluegill may be on the beds by the weekend. If not, fish a little deeper for bigger fish.

Morrison Lake: Was producing some crappie for those using fathead minnows or wax worms.

Muskegon: Pier anglers are still jigging for walleye. Boat anglers here are also struggling when it comes to salmon as the fish are scattered. No perch to report

Whitehall: Pier anglers have caught a few walleye after dusk when using large soft plastic shad. Not many salmon coming off Lake Michigan. Those trolling are targeting brown trout and lake trout.

To read more of this story, see today's print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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