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Fishing report for August 15th- in between salmon and everything else

Michigan Fishing Report for August 15th, 2010

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Pere Marquette–  above average, falling

Lake Michigan off Ludington has been warm all summer. We received a good shot of rain last week but no salmon yet. The nice thing about fishing the lower river for early salmon is that if you’re not catching salmon you can usually get into some decent pike. With some wind out of the north and some cooler weather the salmon should start their run. Streamer fishing for trout was improved in the higher water, but mousing will be slow until the water clears a bit more. Matt Dunn

USGS Real-Time Data for the Pere Marquette River at Scottville, Michigan


Manistee–  above average, falling

Day fishing has been slow with the warm weather. Smallmouth and mousing after dark are your best options.

USGS Real-Time Data for the Manistee River near Wellston, Michigan


Muskegon- above average, steady

Water Conditions – above average, steady 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