Boat anglers are doing well for trout and salmon 30 to 80 feet down in 80 to 160 feet of water with orange or green spoons and red or purple meat rigs. Pier anglers using live bait have caught a few chinook or brown trout.
Boats have been catching salmon and trout in 60 to 160 feet. Most are using orange, green or yellow spoons in the top 70 feet. Pier anglers are catching a few brown trout on spoons and live bait.
Chinook salmon have started to show up. Pockets of stained water and areas with slight temperature difference are holding fish. Boat anglers trolling between the shoreline and 40 feet caught chinook, brown trout, lake trout and steelhead. Blue and orange spoons worked best. Pier anglers caught a few perch.
Brown trout action has slowed compared to the last few weeks. Those trolling are still catching a few on spoons or body baits. Orange and chartreuse were good colors. Pier anglers caught a couple fish when casting or floating spawn.
Brown trout fishing has been excellent for boat and pier anglers. Some early chinook salmon are also starting to show up. Boat anglers are trolling small spoons or body baits and pier anglers are using spawn.
Lake Michigan has continued to be very good for brown trout close to shore. Boats are trolling spoons. Pier anglers have done well when using spawn.
Is producing brown trout for those trolling the shoreline with orange spoons. Black and silver or fire-tiger body baits caught fish. Pier anglers caught the occasional steelhead or brown trout when using spawn.
Pier anglers caught a few brown trout on spawn. Boats were not able to access the big lake because of excessive ice in the harbor.
Pier and surf anglers are taking steelhead. Some are casting small spoons and spinners while others are floating spawn.
Pier and surf anglers continue to catch steelhead when the weather permits.
Boats heading out to deeper waters caught salmon and steelhead in the top 60 feet. Salmon fishing was slow around the piers.
Boat anglers were still taking a few salmon around the piers. Early morning is best with white and glow plugs. Pier anglers caught a few fish when casting green, glow or white spoons.
Boat anglers are catching salmon between the piers and 60 feet of water. Chrome, green and glow J-plugs worked well. Glow spoons were best in the early morning. Pier anglers casting spoons also caught fish.
Salmon have been caught 40 to 80 feet down in 80 to 200 feet of water off the Shelf. Glow spoons and plugs worked well in low light, standard size spoons and meat rigs have produced during mid-day. Pier and harbor fishing was slow.
Fishing was slow but some large salmon over 25 pounds have been caught on glow spoons or plugs in the early morning. Salmon and steelhead were also caught 40 to 90 feet down in 80 to 200 feet. Try green flies and meat rigs as well as orange or green spoons. Pier anglers caught a couple salmon on spoons.