BIG RAPIDS – Fishing success is expected to remain strong in upcoming days.
In Mecosta County, “it seems like they’ve been catching bluegills on the beds,” Tanner Havens, of Franks Sporting Goods in Morley said. “The specs have slowed down a little bit. They’re finding some walleyes in Hardy in a little deeper water with 25 to 30 foot range. The live bait is still working. The trout bite is good in the morning.”
Fishing has slowed down in Ludington, the DNR said, but a few king salmon and lake trout were caught at Big Sable Point straight out in 80 to 190 feet of water when fishing 30 to 80 feet down. Green and blue spoons and flies were catching more fish than other colors. The fishing on the pier was slow, the DNR added.
Fishing slowed down at Manistee, but a few king salmon and lake trout were caught along the shelf and at Big Sable Point last week, the DNR said. Depths where fish were being found ranged from 100 to 225 feet of water while fishing 30 to 80 feet down. Green and blue spoons and flies were working well the DNR added, although pier fishing was slow.