Another good week of fishing, however a little slower than the past few weeks with our creel numbers ranged from 8 to 14 with salmon increasing in appearance each week. We have had two to four salmon on each of the trips this past week and they are weighing in about 12 pounds. We are fishing in 90 to 100 foot of water; however there have been good catches out to 125 foot of water. Our creel is still dominated by lake trout, however, we are seeing more alewife in the stomach of the lake trout (instead of gobies) and this should bring in more Chinook salmon.
The method is still metal dodgers and spin n glos on the bottom for the lake trout. The best color combinations are tin can Gold Star dodgers and silver green and green and chartreuse spin n glos. And white glow Gold Star dodgers and white glow spin n glos.
The Chinook salmon are coming on Pro Troll UV mixed veggie flasher and wild fern flies on 200 and 300 copper. The high dipsy divers with flashers and meat have also been producing nice salmon at 180 and 200 foot out.
We are once again seeing some success with the perch fishing in the
Saugatuck area. There were reports this week of catches of 20 to 30 fish in 40 to 50 foot of water. Sunday produced some cold 53 degree numbers locked along the shoreline, the perch were caught in the mix river water.
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