Michigan DNR Fishing Report for March 20, 2019

Southwest Lower Peninsula

St. Joseph River: Steelhead have been caught near the Berrien Springs Dam. Anglers reported a good number as well as some large fishing being caught.

Grand River at Grand Rapids: Has high water levels and a swift current which made steelhead fishing a bit more difficult. Steelhead fishing should be good by the weekend.

Rogue River: Was high however water levels should recede by the end of the week.

Grand River near Lansing: The fish ladders are now open.

Muskegon: Pier anglers are out targeting steelhead and brown trout.

Muskegon River: Had very high-water levels at Newaygo and Bridgeton which will make fishing almost impossible. Hopefully the levels will drop by the weekend so the trout anglers can get out.

White River: May be a better option for steelhead fishing as water levels here tend to go up and down much faster. The North Branch would also be a good place to fish.

Northeast Lower Peninsula

Tawas River: The lower river was opening-up. A couple steelhead and suckers were caught on spawn.

Au Gres: Had poor ice conditions.

Au Gres River: The lower end of Whitney Drain below the Singing Bridge had a little open water where a couple steelhead were caught.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

Overall: All rivers in the area had extremely highwater levels which makes for difficult fishing conditions. If we do not get any more rain, conditions should improve by the weekend.

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