|Saugatuck Fishing Report - 4/10/11|
Catches Fluctuate During The Week in Saugatuck
Saugatuck fishing this past week started out with very good catches of 15 to 20 fish per boat but then the catches decreased to 6 to 10 fish and then by the week end catches ranged from 2 to 6 fish. Most of the fish were coho in the 2 to 4 pound range with an occasional brown trout and chinook salmon showing up. 10 to 20 foot of water produced most of the fish early in the week but on Saturday we caught fish all the way out to 60 foot and they appeared to be more scattered and in a variety of depths. The temperature of the water did not change, however the distribution of the fish changed for some reason.
Early in the week, the best lures and combinations continue to be flat lines with stick baits in the green, orange and fire tiger combinations. By Saturday 5 color lead core and the downriggers at 20 to 25 foot produced most of the action with frog and glow frog Stinger lures and green black ladder back thunder sticks with some lake trout showing up in the creel. The Kalamazoo River pier fisherman and shore fisherman continue to report catches of steelhead, coho and browns on spawn.
No new reports on the the steelhead fishing in the Kalamazoo, however there are reports of decent catches in the Grand River at the dam in Grand Rapids. Fisherman in the St. Joe River said that some steelhead are being caught, however the fishing was slow.