Fishing Reports

Entries for July 2017

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 Fishing off Grand Haven remains good with a mixed bag of Kings, Coho, Steelhead, Lake Trout and even a few Browns. Erratic winds have kept the fish on the move searching for temperature and bait. Most anglers have been starting their search in 80 FOW and then moving out if necessary.  130 FOW seems to be a good second target. Most fish have been coming between 40 and 80 feet down. Meat rigs in UV, blue and green shades have all been good producers on riggers, divers and coppers from 150 to 450. Spoons have also produced well with Moonshine spoons like the Flounder Pounder working well in early and late hours and blues and greens in mid day. Try a variety until you hit on that day's hot lure. My granddaughter saved a slow day for us by suggesting a DW Pink Panties on the 300 copper. Check your lines for nicks and abrasions as there are some big fish around and break-offs are making busy brisk at Fish On Bait and Tackle

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Grand Haven:  Boat anglers are catching a mix of salmon and trout 30 to 80 feet down in 60 to 150 feet with a variety of meat rigs, flies, spoons and plugs.  Meat rigs in green or yellow work along with green, blue, orange and yellow spoons.  Pier anglers were still finding a couple steelhead with shrimp.

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 Fishing off Grand Haven continues to provide a mixed bag of Kings, Coho, Steelhead and Lake Trout. Most action has come from 80 to 140 FOW from 40 feet down to the bottom. Some very healthy Kings and Cohoes have shown up with at least one fish topping 25 pounds. Meat rigs on divers, 225 and 300 coppers have been very productive. Colors have been mostly whites, yellows and greens. Spoons in oranges on higher lines and greens down deeper have also taken fish. Glow spoons such as 

 

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Grand Haven: Boat anglers caught a mix of trout and salmon 30 to 90 feet down in 80 to 200 feet with green, orange or pink spoons. Green or yellow meat rigs were better in deeper waters. 

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 Grand Haven:  Salmon and trout action is picking up. Boat anglers caught salmon on green or yellow meat rigs 50 to 90 feet down in 100 to 180 feet.  Steelhead were also caught.  Lake trout were taken in the bottom 20 feet with green or yellow spin-glo’s.  Pier action for steelhead and yellow perch was slow. 

 

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Grand Haven:  Salmon and trout action picked up. Lake trout were caught while targeting the bottom 15 feet in 110 to 180 feet below water. Yellow, green or blue spin-glo’s worked best. Chinook were caught 60 to 150 feet 

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