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Less people, great fall colors and good fish numbers on West Michigan Rivers

West Michigan Fishing Report for October 10th, 2009

Click here for a great looking single page pdf version of this West Michigan Rivers fishing report… perfect for a counter top or bulletin board.

Pere Marquette River

Visit the Pere Marquette River Fishing Report site for more detailed report.  Updated October 9th, 2009

Temps – 50’s  Water Conditions – a little stained and high

>>>Still plenty of salmon throughout the graveled sections of the PM River.  The fall colors are absolutely perfect, with good salmon numbers and enough steelhead to make things inter- esting.  Kevin Morlock

Big Manistee River

Temps – mid 50’s  Water Conditions – high

>>>The salmon are thinning and getting old but steelhead fishing remains good with eggs be- ing a top fly choice.

Muskegon River

Temps – 58 degrees  Water Conditions – slightly stained

>>>Salmon are in the river!  Spawning is taking place with some fish congregating in the holes getting ready to find their way to gravel.  Try eggs and caddis larva making sure to cover the dark water behind Salmon beds searching for a nice trout or Steelhead! Phil Cusey

This West Michigan salmon nailed a big purple streamer first thing in the morning

This West Michigan salmon nailed a big purple streamer first thing in the morning

Nick with a nice egg eating PM River brown trout

Nick with a nice egg eating PM River brown trout

Barothy Lodge in Walhalla, Michigan is the perfect place for your next Pere Marquette River vacation.

For more information on what to do and see in West Michigan visit the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Ludington CVB) web site.