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Updated Fishing Report

Lake Michigan Fishing News  4/30/2010

St. Joe – Trout and salmon fishing were slow however pier anglers were catching freshwater drum and catfish on the river side.

St. Joe River – Steelhead fishing was slow as few anglers were out. A couple fish were caught by those drifting wobble glo’s, small spoons or body baits.

South Haven – Catch rates for trout and salmon were slow.

Grand Haven – Boat anglers are perch fishing when they can get out. The fish are scattered in small groups which makes it hard for boats to anchor on schools of fish. A few were getting limits while others struggled. Try minnows, spikes and wigglers in various depths near the bathhouse at the State Park. Pier anglers caught few trout or salmon. Most were using spawn or alewife for bait.

Grand River at Grand Rapids – The walleye opener was good for those drifting crawlers with drift socks. Channel catfish were caught all along the river when using small bluegills, crawlers, chicken liver or cut up suckers. Northern pike action was good for those casting big spinners, rapalas and body baits of floating suckers. Smallmouth bass were hitting on leeches. Crappie could be found in the backwaters. Bluegills were caught on leaf worms. Flatheads and channel catfish were caught off Fulton Street, Wealthy Street and Bridge Street. Riverside Park was good for bluegill, crappie and pike.

Muskegon – Walleye anglers have been successful off the short pier when casting spoons. Those trolling north of the port in 8 to 12 feet of water caught brown trout on black and gold rapalas. No perch to report.


Fishing continues to be good. Although the fish are a bit smaller than they were a couple weeks ago they are still plentiful. Fishing has been best in 200+ feet of water fishing the top 50′ using leadcore in 2,3,5,7,10 colors being the best and riggers in the 40-60 foot range. Spoons in the gold and orange have been good along with Blue and Green in the flies. Good luck fishing this weekend and if interested in a trip check out


It was a great weekend of fishing. After sitting in 5th place on the first day we failed to catch our 12 fish on Sunday and could only manage 9 of them. We dropped out of the money but were happy with our performance. I would like to thank our sponsors who help us tremendously with our ability to stay up to date with the most current products. These sponsors are Big Weenie Brand, Silver Streak(Wolverine Tackle), Cannon, Hummingbird, Minn Kota, Capt. Gary’s, Shimano, Pure Fishing, and Berts Custom Rod Holders. Also thanks to the Tournament committee and to Huntington Bank for their support of the tournament. 

2008 season starting soon

The Catch-A-Bunch should be going in the end of April. The may fishery should be good this year as they are catching a good number of fish on the southern end. Looking forward to the season.

23rd and 24th weekend

Did not fish over the weekend but the fish are coming in the 70-120 range with leadcore and divers doing good. The June fishery is still good with the majority of the Salmon being good size fish. It should only continue to get better.

June 18th, 2007

Had Ernie and his Family out today. Caught 6 Salmon and 4 Steelhead. Fished the mud in 45-70 feet. Best was Carmel Dolphin and Hot Lobster Silver streaks on Leadcore. Great time and look forward to doing it again. You can check out the pics and videos also.

June 17th, 2007

Fishing was slow for us today. Had Bill and his 2 sons out but only managed 2 fish. Had some missed opportunitys and was a beautiful day on the water. Fish were in the shallows 45-70. Spoons working the best still.

The season is in full swing with great numbers of fish being caught. Right now their is a mixed bag of salmon, steelhead, and a few lake trout being caught. Their are dates available. This weekend brings the offshore challenge in Grand Haven. Stop by and say hi.

2007 Fishing Season

The 2007 season is fast approaching. We will continue to update this site along with the site. Look forward to fishing with you.