During this past week you had a choice: four year old salmon in 20 foot in front the piers or 2 and 3 year old salmon, lake trout and an occasional 4 year old in 100 to 140 foot of water. We took 8 to 12 fish per trip when we fished in front the piers and 12 to 20 fish per trip out in deep water. There were some boats that fished out in 250 to 300 foot of water for steelhead and 2 year old salmon. After limit catches of perch last weekend, we had a hard time finding perch outside of the rocks where you caught 10 golbies to every perch.

When fishing in front the piers, it was almost all Ace Hi plugs and J plugs. Green/glow, green lightning, glow pearl, silver red head and wonderbread colors were the best. Off shore we fished magnum and stingray spoons on 200 and 300 foot of copper and white/glow flashers and wild fern flies on 400 foot of copper. Stingray lures on the high divers and flasher's and flies on the divers worked well, however the color combinations changed every day.

Not a big run yet, however it appears that they are beginning to show up in front the piers a little at a time. For information or charter reservations, email me at captron@chartermichigan.com.

Fish Species: Chinook, coho, lake trout, steelhead
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About The Author: Captain Ron Westrate

Company: CoHooker Charter Fishing Service

Area Reporting: Lake Michigan, Port of Saugatuck

Bio: CoHooker Charter Fishing Service is operated by a father and son team and has been in business for 33 years out of the Port of Saugatuck. We operate a 29 foot Luhrs Tournamenet that is insured licensed and fully equipped with the latest in electronics and fishing gear. We serve as prostaff for Scotty downriggers, Pro Troll Falshers, G flies and Raider lures.

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