Boat anglers caught brown trout and lake trout when trolling. Hot colors were orange, yellow or chartreuse. Pier fishing was very slow. The water is muddy after all the rain.
Boat and pier anglers are now catching brown trout. Boats are trolling in the channel and along the Lake Michigan shoreline with body baits. Pier anglers are picking up brown trout, walleye and a few pike.
Boat anglers trolling the shoreline have caught a good number of brown trout. Pier fishing was slow but may pick-up by the end of the week.
Still has ice built up around the piers and there was an ice jam at the mouth of the channel. Ice flows have filled the channel quite frequently. Anglers caught a fair number of steelhead and brown trout
Boat anglers are marking large numbers of fish in 40 feet but they will not bite. Pier anglers caught salmon and brown trout however they are putting in their time to get them. Most are using orange body baits.
Salmon were caught 50 to 70 feet down in 120 to 150 feet of water near Silver Lake. Pearl colored J-plugs worked best but fish were also taken on cut bait. Those casting body baits off the pier caught bass.
Had good fishing. Anglers are running lines 50 to 70 feet down in 120 to 150 feet near Silver Lake. Try pearl, green and silver J-plugs. Some large chinook and coho have been caught.
Fishing was fair. Salmon were caught 50 to 70 feet down in 80 to 90 feet or as deep as 150 to 180 feet. Meat rigs were the ticket this week however fish were also taken on pearl colored J-plugs or spoons. Bass were caught by those using live bait in the channel.
Anglers caught salmon close to port. Some were taken 50 to 70 feet down in 80 to 90 feet or deeper in 150 to 180 feet. They are using green flashers and blue flies. Pier anglers were trying but few fish were caught. Smallmouth bass were hitting on live bait in the channel.
Fishing was good as salmon and trout moved in closer to shore. Some caught fish in 60 to 80 feet while others did well in 200 feet or more when trolling 50 to 70 feet down with red, orange and glow spoons. Pier fishing was slow.
Had good fishing but the fish have been scattered. Trout and salmon moved closer to shore because of the cooler weather. Some are fishing in 60 to 80 feet while others are heading out to waters 200 feet or deeper. Sliders, copper and dipseys worked well. Hot colors were orange and red.
Chinook, coho and steelhead were caught 50 to 70 feet down in 120 feet of water due west of the channel, straight out from the Silver Lake Sand Dunes and off the point. Green and blue were the hot colors for salmon but steelhead were hitting on orange. Those fishing the channel caught bass on crawlers. Pier anglers caught a few perch on minnows.
Boat anglers caught a fair number of salmon and steelhead. Some were running lines 50 to 70 feet down in 120 to 160 feet while others managed to catch chinook in 30 to 60 feet. Pier anglers caught catfish in the evening.
Anglers caught primarily lake trout but rumor has it chinook were caught. With warm water in the channel, the only species caught were freshwater drum and the occasional catfish.
A few anglers have taken steelhead and chinook salmon. These anglers fished in 100 to 150 feet of water and trolled with lines running 50 to 80 feet down. Anglers are still taking a few pan fish from Longbridge and from various points along the shoreline.