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The steelhead are in full swing… and so are the trout!

West Michigan Fishing Report for April 11th, 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 the Pere Marquette River Fishing Report site.
Pere Marquette River
Temps – mid 40’s          Water Conditions – bit high, stained
>>> The PM River is fishing ok.  Flocks of people hit the river on Saturday and I think many went away disappointed.  With the perfect water temps the trout fishing has been great.  Kevin Morlock
USGS Real-Time Data for the Pere Marquette River at Scottville, Michigan

Big Manistee River
Temps – 42          Water Conditions – average clearing
>>> The Manistee River has ok steelhead numbers, it will be interesting to see what next week brings.  The typical egg and nymph combinations have been the best bet.
USGS Real-Time Data for the Manistee River near Wellston, Michigan

Muskegon River
Temps – 39          Water Conditions – average, stained
>>> The steelhead are doing well on the Muskegon and with the warm water temps so are the trout.  Look for the trout behind spawning steelhead or in areas with stonefly activity.  Phil Cusey
USGS Real-Time Data for the Muskegon River near Croton, Michigan


Chris with a nice PM River Steelhead, Chris did a nice job getting into a tough spot to hook-up with this fish.


Ten year old Gavin taking the chill off the morning with a warm cinnamon roll.