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Fishing report for July 30th- late summer setting in

Michigan Fishing Report for July 30th, 2010

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Pere Marquette River          Water Conditions – average
>>> Daytime fishing continues to be difficult.  We’re still managing fish on hoppers and turning a few on streamers, but generally fishing during the day is tough.  Night fishing, on the other hand, has been good.  The big browns are coming out after dark and looking for a healthy meal of struggling mouse.  Seeing a few more salmon in the river as well, but not in fishable numbers quite yet. Matt Dunn
USGS Real-Time Data for the Pere Marquette River at Scottville, Michigan

Big Manistee River           Water Conditions – average
>>> Warm below the dams.  Most folks are concentrating on smallmouth.
USGS Real-Time Data for the Manistee River near Wellston, Michigan

Muskegon River          Water Conditions – above average
>>>Again, with warm temperatures the trout fishing is slow  Smallmouth fishing has been good. Phil Cusey
USGS Real-Time Data for the Muskegon River near Croton, Michigan

Beaver Island >>> The carp are still around, just a little tougher to catch.  But with several good shots each day, if you can keep your cool as these big fish cruise within casting range, it will happen.  This is truly a heart stopping way to fish.  Kevin Morlock