Director SLM Captain Ron Westrate From First Call 2 Charters reports from Saugatuck:
This past weekend produced some fantastic results. Saturday we kept 22 fish and returned another 4. Sunday we kept 19 fish and returned 3 others. The vast majority of the fish are lake trout, however there are a few salmon and steelhead mixed in. The best location was 65 to 75 foot of water and we fished from the surface to the bottom. Most of the salmon were caught on 150 foot of copper with Stingray size lures with green and orange colors. The steelhead hit small orange crush stingers on the surface while most of the lake trout were taken with metal flashers and spin n glos on the bottom. We did take some fish with 11 in Pro Troll UV flashers and UV Rapture flies at 50 foot. Tomorrow we have the “Kids Outing” when 20 boats out of Saugatuck take out 65-70 6th grade students from Saugatuck Middle School. The students have been participating in the “Salmon in the Classroom” project and as a reward we are treating them to a fishing trip and a fish fry. The problem might be weather with a cold front scheduled to come in tonight with north winds and 3-5 foot seas and high in the 50’s. We will have to see what happens so check back for the follow up report. If you want fishing information or want to book a charter, email me at email@example.com.