These are King Salmon and Trout Fishing Reports from Lake Michigan near Holland, Saugatuck, Grand Haven, and Port Sheldon. Coho, Chinook, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout caught mainly trolling with downriggers, lead lines, copper wire, and dipsy divers. Please add your report by responding to the most recent report. Fish on!
Monday, July 30, 2018
Sunday July 29th:Cleared the pier heads just before 6:30am to hunt fish till lines up at
1:00pm.Steelhead – could not find
one.Downrigger bite was happening and
the kings were back.Didn’t bother with
300’ copper since the water was so warm.Worked my way outside of the fleet to about 155 FOW.Pick up a young king on downrigger 60’ down
with a fish flash / spoon combination at about 7:30am.Took another hour before getting bit again in
145 FOW on SWR down 80’ with a holographic spoon on the business end.Waited until 12:30pm for the next bite. On a SW troll in 135 FOW passed a boat going North
dragging a yard sale but fighting a fish on one of the lines.Wishing that was my boat, I bumped SWR off
the bottom and boom, tip up and at the end of the battle, I was rewarded with a
20lb king, hook out in the net no less.Belly was full of bait fish.Dipseys were silent and not a factor in the hunt and the water was warm
on top.Everyone is running long lines,
some managed well and others not so well.Need to have patience and avoid running over lines this time of year –
unless of course, you must.