On days when boaters can access Lake Michigan, perch fishing has been excellent.
With warmer temps and rain recently, fresh steelhead showed up, improving the fishing here.
Streams have cleared up and warmed up, improving steelhead fishing here.
On Lake Michigan, most shore fishing areas are ice-free, but harbors are muddy after the rain and snowmelt. As they clear up, coho, whitefish, and brown trout should be available to anglers.
Perch anglers are finding success in this area on Lake Michigan.
Lake trout are being caught in this fishery. Use blade baits, jigging spoons, and plastics that imitate fish jigged near the bottom.
Lake trout are showing up for shore anglers here, along with a few whitefish.
Lake trout are the draw on and around Lake Michigan.
In the next several weeks, the lake trout and whitefish bite should pick up considerably.