Capt. Ron Westrate, Director SLM, reports from First Call ll .
More Silver Fish in the Creel
Another very good week of fishing out of Saugatuck with creel numbers in the teens and a higher number of silver fish in the mix. Fishing in the 80 to 100 foot depth as produced consistent lake trout limits and 4 to 7 steelhead and Chinook salmon in the catch.
The lake trout are still being caught with metal dodgers and spin n glos (glow white, double trouble and green/yellow) on wire divers and downriggers. The steelhead are being caught on stingray UV mixed veggie and orange crush spoons pulled on 100 and 150 foot of copper. The Chinook salmon are coming on Pro Troll flashers with Rapture flies. The best combinations are blue bubble flasher with the Oceana UV fly, UV mixed veggie with the Green No See Um fly and a chartrouse/glow flasher with the Frosted Fern fly. These are being pulled on 250, 300 and 350 foot of copper.
Perch fishing out of Saugatuck was very inconsistent this past week, with some perch being caught one day in a spot and then nothing the next. There are some perch being caught between Saugatuck and South Haven and south of South Haven.
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