Michigan DNR fishing report for June 21, 2018

Southwest Lower Peninsula

St. Joseph River: The summer steelhead run has been slow. Beginning in late May, American Electric Power had to lower water levels on Lake Chapin to facilitate repairs to the Berrien Springs Dam. The low water levels have made it more challenging for steelhead and other species to swim up the fish ladder. If all goes as planned, water levels in Lake Chapin and in the Berrien Springs Dam fish ladder should return to normal around June 25. Some have caught a few walleye.

Northeast Lower Peninsula

Au Sable River: Those fly fishing the upper stretch above Mio reported good brown trout fishing even with the hex hatches.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

Manistee River: The hex hatch has started and the river should be in great shape for trout fishing.

Pere Marquette River: Is in good shape and the hex hatch has started here as well. Trout anglers should do well.

Upper Peninsula

Overall: Brook trout fishing in the small streams was good. Mayfly hatches on some of the inland lakes have slowed catch rates.

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