Here is this week’s fishing report provided by the Michigan DNR.
More anglers have been out with the warmer weather; however, the fish were heading to deeper water due to warmer water temperatures. Early morning and evening were best. The season to take snapping turtles and softshell turtles opens on July 15 and will remain open until September 15.
Grand Haven — Boat anglers are catching good numbers of lake trout off the bottom in 100 to 160 feet. Salmon and steelhead were 45 to 90 feet down and hitting on blue and orange spoons. Pier anglers caught large and smallmouth bass on gobies.
Muskegon — Is producing a decent number of lake trout just off the bottom in 100 to 180 feet. Yellow spin-glo’s worked best. A few salmon were caught on orange and green spoons 50 to 90 feet down. The better fishing was early or late with a glow green or blue spoon. Pier fishing was slow.
Muskegon Lake — The bass action was good along the shoreline and near docks. Pike were caught off the east end near the river mouth and off Fisherman’s Landing when trolling body baits. Bluegill were caught near the state park when fishing along the edge of the weeds and off the boat launch.
Muskegon River — Water levels are dropping, and water temperatures were on the rise. Smallmouth bass were caught along the banks and under structure. Those fishing Croton and Hardy Dam Pond have done well.
Ludington — A good number of lake trout were caught in 90 to 200 feet when bottom bouncing cowbells and spin-glo’s. Pier fishing was slow.