Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – March 28th, 2014

Lake St. Clair

Perch fishing remained fair on Lake St. Clair last week. Ice was still in good shape, but higher temperatures and rain in the forecast could deteriorate ice along the shore. Anglers reported catching perch at Metro Beach and in front of Gino’s Surf, but are still having to sort through their catch to find the keepers. Coyote hunting has slowed, and hunting pressure has been light
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.

Irish Hills Area

Fishing has been very good in Jackson County. Crappie anglers report success on Vineyard, Wamplers, and Mud lakes. Minnows and plastic baits have both produced good results. Coyote hunting has been slow, and hunting pressure has been light.
Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786.

South Haven

Ice fishing has been good on inland lakes around South Haven where there was up to 18 inches of ice last week. Bluegills and crappies are keeping anglers busy on Paw Paw and Swan lakes. The fish are moving into the shallows and are being caught in 5 to 10 feet of water. The Black River has opened up and a fair number of steelhead are starting to move in. Anglers report a good steelhead bite at the Allegan Dam on the Kalamazoo River. Spawn, Wabble Glos, and spinners are all taking fish. Coyote hunting has been fair, but hunting pressure has been light.
Pyles Port Hole, (269) 637-6720

Kalamazoo Area

Gull Lake has been giving up  a mixed bag of fish. Smelt anglers have been doing fair at the north end of the lake, and northern pike fishermen also have taken some good numbers of fish. Anglers report catching some nice-sized crappies, too. Two of those specks were over 15 inches. Reports have been coming in about good bluegill action on Crooked Lake, Duck Lake, Sugarloaf Lake, Hogsett Lake, Long Lake, and Eagle Lake in Bloomingdale. There were reports of lots of ice in the lower St. Joe River last week, and fishing there has been tough. Anglers are getting a couple of steelhead up by the Berrien Springs dam. Coyote hunting has slowed a bit and few hunters are getting out.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.

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