Grand Haven: Decent numbers of steelhead are being caught off the piers. Anglers are using alewife and shrimp or casting orange spoons. Boats trolling near the end of the piers caught steelhead on orange
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Grand Haven: Boats trolling near the piersheads caught steelhead on orange spoons or body baits. Those heading offshore found trout and salmon in 150 to 210 feet. Orange spoons and white flies worked well. Pier anglers are catching steelhead on shrimp and a few
Grand Haven: Trout and salmon have been caught 35 to 150 feet down in 150 to 250 feet when trolling green flies and orange spoons. Pier anglers are
While big fish have been hard to find, 2 to 5 pound Kings and Cohos can be found from 80 fow out to 300 plus. Most have been caught in the top 50 feet with Lake Trout being taken at greater depths. Red, orange and pink spoons are working. For us, small spoons, Super Slims or Stingers worked best. For Lake Trout, white flies and the usual Trash Can and Spin and Glows take fish near the bottom. A reminder: Chinook (King) salmon with a missing adipose fin contain a coded wire micro chip in the snout. The MDNR would like us to turn in the snouts of these fish for research purposes. In light of the declining Chinook fishery, this has become more important than ever. To help make this more convenient, the MDNR has now located a small freezer at Chinook Pier so that we can deposit the snouts there. Bags and identification forms will also be available there. Lets all do our part to preserve this valuable fishery. Rich
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