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Cold front slows fishing across state

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:06 AM

St. Joseph: Salmon fishing is very good and boat anglers were doing the best in 100 feet of water. Pier and perch fishing was slow.

St. Joseph River: Salmon and steelhead are slowly starting to move into the river. Smallmouth bass are still being caught. Flathead and channel cats are hungry and hitting on crawlers and cut bait.

South Haven: Salmon fishing is good in 80 to 100 feet of water. Pier fishing is very slow. Perch are still being caught in around 40 feet of water.

Grand River at Grand Rapids: A few scattered chinook are being caught up near the Sixth Street Dam with mostly spinners or spawn.

Grand Haven: Boat anglers are continuing to catch salmon, with fish being caught closer to shore as water temperatures cool.

Muskegon: Boat anglers are catching salmon between the piers and 100 feet of water. The best action is in the early morning or late evening.

Muskegon River: Salmon are starting to show up in the river system. The backwaters in Newaygo and Mecosta counties were producing excellent bass action.


Manistee River: Some large chinook salmon are being produced. Overall, the fish caught are much bigger than the past couple of years. Anglers are reminded that the Little Manistee River is closed to fishing from the weir downstream to Manistee Lake.

Ludington: Boat anglers are catching salmon around the piers and out to waters 120 feet deep. Try glow plugs or meat rigs. Pier anglers are catching salmon.

Pere Marquette River: Has very good salmon action from M-31 to the flies-only section.

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