Michigan fishing report

Salmon fishing has been slowing across the state, but anglers are seeing more steelhead move into Michigan rivers.
AP Wire
Oct 28, 2011



Grand Haven: Boat anglers trolling in waters 100 to 200 feet deep caught chinook 125 to 150 feet down with spoons. For steelhead, use 5, 7 and 10 colors of lead core with orange spoons. Pier anglers were struggling. Try spawn, spinners and spoons for steelhead.

Grand River at Grand Rapids: Has very good steelhead action all the way up to the Sixth Street Dam. Try spawn or a jig and wax worm. Those fishing near the Fulton Street Bridge caught steelhead on spawn or Hot-n-Tots and walleye were caught on buck tail jigs and twister tails. Walleye and crappie have been caught by shore anglers. Salmon were caught in Plaster Creek. For bluegills, perch and crappie, try spec minnows or leaf worms at Riverside Park and Millennium Park.

Muskegon: A few anglers were targeting steelhead from the piers but many said catch rates were slower here than at Grand Haven.

Muskegon Lake: Was producing walleye for those slow trolling with an electric motor between 6pm and 11pm. Blue and chrome husky jerks were the ticket.

Muskegon River: Still has a good number of salmon even though the run is winding down. More steelhead are moving up into the river. Fish have been caught by those fly fishing or floating spawn under a bobber. Those fishing Croton Pond and the Hardy Dam Pond caught some nice bluegills when using leaf worms or wax worms on the bottom in 30 to 35 feet of water.


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