Michigan Fishing Reports

Rain, wind dampen opener, but fishing action not bad – Southern Wisconsin Report

LAKE MICHIGAN/METRO AREA LAKES Trollers in Sheboygan have been catching chinooks, cohos, browns, and lake trout in 25 to 35 feet of water on spoons of various colors. Pier fishing has been slow. In Port Washington, trollers have been successful catching cohos and chinooks, along with a few browns and rainbows in 120 to 180 feet. Dodgers and flies have…

Conditions shaping up favorably for May 5 opener – Southern Wisconsin Fishing Report

LAKE MICHIGAN/METRO AREA LAKES In Sheboygan County, the lakefront has had little fishing activity due to strong winds and high waves. On the Sheboygan River, anglers fishing for northern pike with golden shiners at the Kohler Dam have been successful. The river has high water after recent rains, with an average water temperature of 42 degrees. Fishing pressure has been…

Trout-fishing conditions ideal, but water levels low – South Central Region Report

Long Arm Dam or Pinchot Lake (York County) Nice releases of bass were reported in recent weeks. Raystown Lake (Huntingdon County) Crappies were reported all over the lake on small jigs or minnows fished under bobbers. One crappie weighed nearly 3 pounds. Standing Stone Creek (Huntingdon County) The Shope Farm is off the trout-stocking list this year, but adjacent Brown…

Unusual warm, dry weather leaves streams low – South Central Report

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) Flow was lower than normal and clear and in the 50s March 31. Nymphing with small to mid-size flies and streamers (6 or smaller) was productive. Hatches included black midges, black stone flies (12-18), blue-winged olives (18), and grannums (14-16). Reducing tippets and fishing BWOs will fool rising trout here. Juniata River (Mifflin County) Alexis…

MI: Fishing pressure light as anglers await first ice Issue: 25

SOUTHEASTERN LPLake St. ClairFishing has been slow and pressure light on Lake St. Clair. Perch are hitting in the canals, but access is limited. Firearms deer season was pretty good in southeastern Michigan.Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.Lake OrionFishing pressure has been light in northern Oakland County. Ice was starting to form on some of the smaller lakes, and anglers were…