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We have snow and steelhead in west Michigan

West Michigan Fishing Report for January 2nd, 2010

Click here for a good looking single page pdf version of this west Michigan guide report… perfect for a counter top or bulletin board.

For a more detailed report on the Pere Marquette River visit Pere Marquette River Fishing Report site.  The latest update is "Good steelhead fishing considering the cold water", it was updated on January 2nd, 2010.

Pere Marquette River
Temps – mid 30’s          Water Conditions – average
>>>So far it has been a good winter for fishing, decent snow levels with mild temps.  The river is in good shape with the lower sections still open.  Fishing is average to good considering water temps are only a few degrees above freezing.  Kevin Morlock
USGS Real-Time Data for the Pere Marquette River at Scottville, Michigan

Big Manistee River
Temps – 33          Water Conditions – a little above average
>>>Steelheading on the Big Manistee River is good.  Drifting egg and nymph patterns and slow swinging streamers have both been winning choices.
USGS Real-Time Data for the Manistee River near Wellston, Michigan

Muskegon River
Temps – 34          Water Conditions – slight stain, average level
>>>Steelhead are in the deeper holding water.  Bottom bounce for them with stones, wiggle hex’s and black leaches.  The boat launches are icy and snow packed… use caution!  Phil Cusey
USGS Real-Time Data for the Muskegon River near Croton, Michigan



Two nice west Michigan steelhead… there is nothing like a bright colorful steelhead with snow in the background.


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.