Director SLM Captain Ron Westrate From First Call 2 Charters reports from Saugatuck:
This past week was a story of rough water, high winds and canceled charters. Out of 6 scheduled charters we ended up running 2, however the fishing, when we could get out there was fairly good with a mixed bag of salmon and lake trout. Even with the north winds, the water remained in the 70 degree range down to 50 foot and then broke into the 40’s.
The methods and lures remain the same as last week with 200, 300 and 400 copper and the dipsy divers at 150 and 100 foot out producing most of the salmon. The majority of the lake trout were taken off the downriggers on the bottom.
The week is forecasted to have temperatures in the low 60’s which usually means the wind should be out of the north. With a north wind and current, the water temperatures should decrease which should move the fish to the piers. For more information and charter reservations, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.