Michigan DNR Fishing Report for December 13, 2018

Southwest Lower Peninsula

St. Joseph River: Steelhead have been caught; however, the bite was extremely slow because of the cold water. Try fishing the deeper holes.

Kalamazoo River: Steelhead still are being caught up near the Allegan Dam. Most are floating spawn or a jig and wax worm, back bouncing spawn bags or trolling plugs.

Grand River at Grand Rapids: Steelhead fishing remains fair. Although the numbers are down from last year, the size of the steelhead has been impressive, with many fish weighing 10 pounds or more.

Muskegon River: Boat anglers still were getting some nice steelhead. Those fishing the deeper holes did a little better than those fishing in shallow waters.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

Manistee River: The bite was slow as water temperatures dropped to the mid 30s. Steelhead anglers floating spawn and beads have managed to take a few nice fish. The odd coho also was caught.

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