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MI
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42° 2' 40.9344" N, 86° 23' 57.2316" W

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Fishing Report
December 11, 2014

Southwest Lower Peninsula Fishing Report

 No safe ice in southern Michigan, in fact, most of the lakes have opened back up. Steelhead fishing was just alright on rivers in the area.

St. Joseph River: Steelhead fishing was fair with most anglers picking up one or two fish per trip. Water levels were still a bit high.

Black River: Was producing some steelhead and a few brown trout.

Kalamazoo River: Steelhead fishing was fair with anglers usually getting a couple fish per trip. Water levels are still coming down and have started to clear up. Try drifting spawn and wax worms or casting crank baits and plugs.

Grand River near Grand Rapids: Is still producing some steelhead. Some days are better than others.

Grand River near Lansing: Pike and walleye anglers can be found near the dams. Most are using live bait such as sucker minnows. A few reports came in regarding steelhead at Portland. Try floating a jig with spawn, minnows or crawlers.

Muskegon: Piers anglers caught whitefish when jigging a single egg.

Muskegon Lake: Was also producing a few whitefish for those fishing at night.

Muskegon River: The higher waters levels did bring fresh steelhead into the river system. Those fly fishing have done well with egg patterns. Anglers are catching steelhead, some brown trout and even the occasional lake trout.

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Fishing Report
December 10, 2014

Southwest Lower Peninsula Fishing Report

St. Joseph: Pier anglers were taking the occasional steelhead or whitefish. Those surfcasting also caught steelhead.

St. Joseph River: Water levels were still a bit high however steelhead are still being caught. Try bright colored plugs or spinners when the water is muddy.

Kalamazoo River: Also has a good number of steelhead in the system. Those fishing near or below the Allegan Dam caught fish on spawn and plugs. Water levels were receding but the river was still muddy.

Grand River near Grand Rapids: Steelhead anglers are shore fishing or boat fishing as wading was difficult with the higher water levels.

Grand River near Lansing: Anglers were picking up a few walleye and pike over at Moore's Park and the North Lansing Dam. No word yet but anglers should be looking for steelhead.

Muskegon Lake: Is producing a few whitefish for those fishing at night.

Muskegon River: Water levels are receding but the river was still a bit muddy. Those fishing throughout the system have caught steelhead including a fair number of chrome fish.

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