Captain Ron Westrate reports: Warm water fishing continues in Saugatuck. The top 60 foot of water is still 70 degrees, however a good thermocline has formed from 60 to 70 foot with a drop of 12 degrees. The fishing still remains very good in 90 to 100 foot of water with creel numbers in the teens and consisting of lake trout, Chinook salmon and Coho salmon along with an occasional steelhead.
The lake trout continue to come in the bottom 10 foot of the water column on Gold Star metal dodgers and spin n glos. The salmon are coming on a variety of flashers
and Green No See Um, Yellow beaded No See Um, Oceana Tuli, Oceana and Green Hypnotist flies pulled behind dipsy divers and 350 foot of copper. Early in the morning, glow “Upside Under” and regular Ace Hi plugs (Wonder Bread, Green Splatter Back, Glow Pearl and Green Lightning) work well on 150, 200 and 250 foot of copper. Another good combination is the 11 in Pro Troll UV blade with a No See Um UV fly run at 70 foot that produces some nice salmon each day.
Some good reports on perch this week with some limit catches in 35 foot of water just south of the Saugatuck piers. Pier fishing continues good with stringers of sheephead and catfish being common.
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