FISHING REPORT: Salmon are on the move

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Fishing is good in pierheads, such as Manistee, Ludington and Frankfort. (File photo)

BIG FAST: The DNR reports that the wind has made things difficult this week, but the salmon is moving.

In good weather, fishermen should be able to find lake, steelhead, coho and Chinook trouts, the DNR said.

In northwest Michigan, it's all about salmon, the DNR said. Rivers like Pere Marquette, Manistee and Betsie are seeing good streaks of Chinook salmon. The Pierheads were good at Ludington, Manistee and Frankfort, while Pere Marquette Lake, Manistee Lake and Betsie Bay were options for small boat fishermen, tackle and those who threw lures or fished with spawning.

"We have good fishing on the Betsie River with coho salmon," said Christine Murphy, from the Frankfort tackle box. "It's not happening much, except the young hunt this weekend," Tanner Havens of Frank & # 39; s Sporting Goods in Morley Stanwood. "There has been a good pike perch here and there and a good perch out of the river."

"It's been slow," said Kurt Campbell of Triggertime Outfitters. "I haven't heard much."

In northwest Michigan, Chinook was reported in front of the docks and on the canal. Fresh fish climbed the Betsie River. The fishermen who were going to Platte Bay were receiving coho, trolling and jigging, which worked very well with spinners and spoons, said the DNR.

Coho has reached Platte River, but there is still no activity in Onekama.

Perch fishermen reported a good number of fish that hit worms around the barge area in Portage Lake, the DNR said.

Surface water temperatures were approximately 65 degrees in Manistee. Fishing declined, but some Chinook, Coho and Steelhead were caught offshore at 150 to 300 feet, 50 to 90 feet down with spoons, j-plugs and meat platforms that were the most successful.

"It has been a slow bite for a week at Tippy Dam," said Gordon Park of Andy’s Tackle Box in Brethren. "There is a lot of water in the Betsie. Bear Creek, if it is catchable, has fresh fish."

Chinook and Coho were on the Manistee River, the DNR said.

"There is salmon fishing at Tippy Dam, almost in full swing," said Rob Eckerson of Pappy’s Bait Shop in Wellston. “They have cohos and kings. The rain was useful. We are still in medium flow. Everyone else is experiencing a peak. Little Manistee is closed under the landfill, not far above the landfill. The Betsie and Platte has been hot. Fishing in the inland lake has been slow due to the weather. ”

On Lake Hamlin, fishing was slow, but blue gill fishing began to increase in the upper lake. Bass fishing was decent in the lower lake. Water temperatures were 64 to 66 degrees, the DNR said.

"There are still very few fish, salmon, that move to the lake and the river," said Bud Fitzgerald of Tangle Fish Co., in Manistee. "There are 3-year-old kings who still don't seem to have moved. There are some coho but not many in the great lake."

In Ludington, the coho began to appear on the Sable River in the state park. The surface water temperature was approximately 64 degrees. Deep sea fishing for Chinook declined. The fishermen were succeeding with Steelhead and Coho in 200 to 400 feet of water, 60 to 90 feet down. Spoons and meat platforms worked better. Fishing on the dock remained slow, the DNR said.

On Lake Pere Marquette, Chinook fishing declined and many fish moved to the river.

A good streak of Chinooks had started on the Pere Marquette River, the DNR said.

Fishing tip: are you looking for some fun? Go fishing this fall

Ask many fishermen and they will tell you that autumn is a wonderful time to go fishing while the fish prepare for the colder months by increasing their feeding efforts. Most will focus on salmon, pike perch, perch, panfish and sea bass and will see much success in doing so.

Salmon

Many fish will make their natal currents very hungry throughout this month. See the salmon page on the DNR website for tips on places to locate them.

Walleye

Great schools of this species will move from the Great Lakes inland. In late September, these fish will really bite. Visit the walleye page for more information on the techniques to attack them.

Yellow perch

Both Lake Michigan and Lake Erie provide great opportunities for perch fishing during the fall, as large schools go to shallow waters. Check out the perch page to find some excellent places to fish them.

– Source: Michigan DNR

DO YOU HAVE A GREAT CAPTURE?

Fishing tip: are you looking for some fun? Go fishing this fall

Ask many fishermen and they will tell you that autumn is a wonderful time to go fishing while the fish prepare for the colder months by increasing their feeding efforts. Most will focus on salmon, pike perch, perch, panfish and sea bass and will see much success in doing so.

Salmon

Many fish will make their natal currents very hungry throughout this month. See the salmon page on the DNR website for tips on places to locate them.

Walleye

Great schools of this species will move from the Great Lakes inland. In late September, these fish will really bite. Visit the walleye page for more information on the techniques to attack them.

Yellow perch

Both Lake Michigan and Lake Erie provide great opportunities for perch fishing during the fall while large schools head to shallow waters. Check out the perch page to find some excellent places to fish them.

– Source: Michigan DNR

DO YOU HAVE A GREAT CAPTURE?

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