All Michigan Fishing Reports

Lake Trout and 2 and 3 year old salmon by Ron Westrate (9/30/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] The deeper water is producing 2 and 3 year old salmon along with some nice lake trout.
Back to deep water in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (9/24/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] Rough water and changes in water temperature reduced the number of salmon in front the piers.
Salmon back in front the Saugatuck Piers by Ron Westrate (9/16/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] The water cooled down again and the salmon have moved back infront the Saugatuck piers.
Warm water slows pier fishing by Ron Westrate (9/09/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] Excellent fishing infront of the piers early in the week due to cold water slowed as the water warmed during the week.
Multiple 20+ pound salmon in creel at Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (9/02/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] Multiple 20 pound plus salmon are showing up in the creel out of the port of Saugatuck.
20+ pound salmon in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (8/25/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] 100 foot of water is producing some very nice chinook salmon that are exceeding 25 pounds.
Deep water producing big salmon in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (8/19/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] 200 foot of water has been producing very good catches of chinook salmon, coho salmon and steelhead.
Up and down week of fishing in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (8/11/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] Coho and chinook salmon were caught in 180 foot of water today.
Rough Water but Good Fishing in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (7/29/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] The fishing has picked up for salmon in the 130 to 160 foot depth.
Salmon in deep water by Ron Westrate (7/21/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] After waiting for 2 weeks for the salmon to stage in the 100 foot range, we found them in 240 foot of water.
Silver Fish Showing Up In Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (7/08/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] Although most of the fish caught are lake trout, silver fish are making up more of the creel.
Fishing picks up in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (6/30/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] It appears that the slow fishing in June is ending and the lake is starting to stratify.
Fish the whole water column in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (6/09/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] You can catch fish on the surface and down to 120 feet or more.
2 and 3 year old salmon in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (6/02/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] Fish continue to hit in the deep water, however the creel consists of 2 and 3 year old salmon rather than 4 year olds.
Salmon move to deeper water in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (5/27/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] This past week the salmon moved from 120 foot of water out to 180 foot of water.
Big four year old salmon being caught in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (5/20/2013)
[Saugatuck,MI] There are salmon being caught that are pushing 20 pounds in weight, which is unusual for this time of the year.
High winds stops fishin in Saugatuck most of the week. by Ron Westrate (9/24/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] High winds up to gale force and seas over 12 foot slowed any fishing out of Saugatuck.
Warm water delays the run in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (9/17/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] Water at 68 degrees and in the 60's all the way down to 75 foot has slowed the salmon run.
Ace Hi plugs for salmon in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (9/03/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] The salmon are staged in the 80 to 90 foot of water and are being caught with Ace Hi plugs.
Salmon on the bottom in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (8/28/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] Warm water have moved the salmon near the bottom just outside the bait.
Salmon moves to deeper water by Ron Westrate (8/20/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] With the colder water, the fish have moved into either the warmer river water or the deeper lake water.
Cold water changes fishing conditions in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (8/13/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] The fishing had slowed this past week and then with the big blow at the end of the week the cold water changed the fishing conditions.
Another week of limit catches in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (8/05/2012)
[St. Joseph,MI] For the 5th week in a row, we have been taking limit catches of salmon out of the Port of Saugatuck.
Still good bite despite extra boat traffic from FLW by Kenneth Lee (7/31/2012)
[Little Bay de Noc,MI] Pretty decent bite this morning despite all the FLW tourney guys running all over the place. Most of the ones I've spoke to are not catching too many fish. If they would put their lines in the water they might catch some fish!!!
Another Fantastic Week of Fishing in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (7/29/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] Fish the same flashers and flies as last week, just fish everything deeper.
slow start, big come back!!! by Kenneth Lee (7/27/2012)
[Little Bay de Noc,MI] Started off very slow today, but we switched tactics and it payed off big time...
Pleasantly surprised today... by Kenneth Lee (7/24/2012)
[Little Bay de Noc,MI] Too calm today, but we still caught some fish! Wasn't the fastest action I have seen, but not the slowest either...
Another Week of Fantastic Fishing in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (7/22/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] For the 4th week in a row, the fishing has been fantastic out of Saugatuck.
12 salmon in one hour in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (7/15/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] Some fantastic fishing with limit or near limit catches of chinook salmon and steelhead.
Limit catches of Chinook and Steelhead by Ron Westrate (7/08/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] This turned out to be one of the best July 4th week of fishing in many years with limit catches of salmon and trout.
Salmon and steelhead in Saugatuck for the 4th of July by Ron Westrate (7/02/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] Very good fishing for chinook salmon and steelhead in 100 to 130 foot of water.
11 in Pro Trolls for big salmon in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (6/17/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] Tale of two days produces about the same number of fish but with completely different methods.
Nice catches of salmon in 135 foot of water in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (6/10/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] This past week has produced some very nice catches of salmon in the 120 to 140 foot range.
Rough water slows Saugatuck Fishing by Ron Westrate (6/04/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] After getting blown off the lake Friday and Saturday, we finally got a chance to fish on Sunday.
Salmon in 95 foot in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (5/27/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] The water has changed however there still are some very nice salmon inside of 100 foot of water.
Saugatuck 6th Grade Fishing Outing by Ron Westrate (5/22/2012)
[Saugatuck,MI] The entire Saugatuck 6th Grade enjoyed a day of fishing for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan.
Lots of action today by Kenneth Lee (5/20/2012)
[Little Bay de Noc,MI] Wasn't sure what to expect today with all the weekend boat traffic on the bay, but it turned out to be a very good day!!!
Need more wind!!! by Kenneth Lee (5/19/2012)
[Little Bay de Noc,MI] Still ended up with some nice fish even with the fairly calm conditions...
Walleye were smokin' this morning!!! by Kenneth Lee (5/16/2012)
[Little Bay de Noc,MI] The walleye surprised me this morning with a really good bite despite the passage of a very strong cold front...
Steelhead in 200 FOW in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (10/08/2011)
[Saugatuck,MI] After the strong blow last week the fish are in 190 to 230 foot of water and in the top 50 foot.
Deep water produces limit catches in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (9/24/2011)
[Saugatuck,MI] 140 foot of water produced some very good salmon catches with some steelhead and lake trout showing up.
Salmon, steelhead, and trout in deep water by Ron Westrate (9/19/2011)
[Saugatuck,MI] With the warm water along the shore, the fishing has picked up off shore in deep water.
Water temperature raises 20 degrees overnight in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (9/11/2011)
[Saugatuck,MI] The excellent pier fishing that existed during the week slowed this weekend after the raise in water temperature.
Hot Salmon Fishing in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (9/04/2011)
[Saugatuck,MI] I you want to catch salmon, not is the time to fish out of Saugtuck with limit catches common.
Flashers and Flies in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (8/28/2011)
[Saugatuck,MI] Falshers and flies on copper, downriggers and dipsy divers are catching big salmon.
Tougher bite today... by Kenneth Lee (8/21/2011)
[Little Bay de Noc,MI] Maybe not a tougher bite, but tougher conditions making boat control difficult!
Frequent 20 + pound salmon catches in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (8/21/2011)
[Saugatuck,MI] Just about every trip produced a salmon that would exceed 20 pounds or at least push it.
August 19th, 20th 2011 by Kenneth Lee (8/21/2011)
[Little Bay de Noc,MI] We had to deal with some strong winds on the first day fishing with the Otten's, but it was worth it.Yesterday, it was much calmer(too calm)and the fish more fickle, but we still caught some nice ones...
Had to work for them! by Kenneth Lee (8/16/2011)
[Little Bay de Noc,MI] Tough for me yesterday, but we kept at it and finally found some nice fish!
Multiple 20 pound salmon in Saugatuck by Ron Westrate (8/15/2011)
[Saugatuck,MI] This past week went from taking 80% Lake Trout per trip to taking 90% salmon per trip.
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