Michigan DNR Fishing Report for December 19, 2018

Southwest Lower Peninsula

St. Joseph River: The steelhead bite improved with the warmer weather. Those fishing during the cold spells were targeting the deeper holes.

Kalamazoo River: Steelhead fishing improved during the warm up however the return of cold air will once again slow the bite. Most were still targeting fish up near the Allegan Dam.

Grand River at Grand Rapids: Continues to produce steelhead especially during the warm up. Anglers were drifting and floating spawn, beads and flies.

Muskegon River: Continues to produce some steelhead both in the shallows and the deeper holes. The water had a slight stain after the snow melt so flashy patterns seem to work best.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

Manistee River: Anglers continue to catch some good size steelhead right along with a few coho. Spawn, beads and flies were the ticket.

Little Manistee River: Anglers are reminded that the Little Manistee will close to fishing on January 1 and will not re-open until April 1.

Pere Marquette River: Those fly casting picked up a few more fish this week.

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