Salmon fishing was best in the early morning and the fish were large for spring fishing. Anglers did best 45 to 70 feet down in 60 to 120 feet of water. Steelhead and coho were also caught. They are fishing across from the sand dunes at Silver Lake. Blue and green were the hot colors.
Fishing is slowly picking up. Boat anglers caught a few salmon about 60 feet down in 140 feet of water. Those fishing the channel caught some nice pike.
Had very few anglers but a couple nice walleye were caught in the channel by those casting body baits. Those trolling Lake Michigan had no success.
Had limited success for boat anglers catching crappie. They were still-fishing with minnows near Long Bridge.
Pier and channel anglers have caught steelhead on spawn. A few boats trolling the shoreline managed to catch some brown trout.
Pier anglers caught steelhead especially off the South Pier. Those fishing in the channel and off the Long Bridge also caught fish.
Pier anglers were catching some whitefish.
Pier anglers were floating spawn but no steelhead were caught. Those surfcasting had better luck with spawn or small orange spoons.
Pier anglers still-fishing with spawn are targeting steelhead however catch rates were very slow. Those surfcasting with spawn seem to be doing better.
When boat anglers can get out, look for steelhead as they are moving in closer to shore. Try the top 40 feet of waters 100 to 150 feet deep. Pier anglers have caught chinook and steelhead when still-fishing with shrimp.
Steelhead and lake trout have been caught in the top 40 feet of waters 200 to 400 feet deep. Some also caught the occasional chinook or coho.
No boat anglers to speak of, just too windy. Pier anglers were few and far between even though a couple salmon were caught on glow spoons either late at night or in the early morning.
Pier anglers are catching salmon but the action was spotty. Cool nights usually increase catch rates in the morning. Green spoons worked best. Fish are stacked up outside the piers in about 90 feet of water.
Pier anglers are starting to catch fish as the salmon are moving in. Most are using spoons as spawn is not working yet. Pier anglers caught a few brown trout on chartreuse or red spoons. Boats were trolling J-plugs and blue flies in 60 to 150 feet of water off Silver Lake.
The salmon have moved in a little as anglers caught fish in 115 to 130 feet of water. Only a few salmon have been caught from the piers.