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.