Kalamazoo Area Fishing Report

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Steelhead fishing seems to be the most productive activity for most anglers. Success increases as the water conditions improve. Water temperatures are still in the high thirties and spawn bags seem to be the most productive presentation being reported. Plugs are still taking the majority of trophy size fish. 3.5 Mag Lips and Brad’s Wiggle […]

Stable weather has improved fishing conditions for pretty much all species. Bass, bluegills, and pike are being reported from Long Lake, Barton Lake and Portage. Bluegills are schooling in 16 to 20 feet of water. However, they are roaming and tend to come and go from one location to another. I talked with a few […]

After a slow week of fishing, activity began to increase just before the holiday weekend. Even with breezy conditions anglers were out on area waters and many reported nice catches of different species. Bluegills can be found in larger schools in 18 to 24 feet of water and 12 to 14 feet down. Slip bobbers […]

The dog days of summer may be over! Good catches of bluegills, perch, and crappies were reported from most area lakes. Limits of bluegills were reported on Barton Lake, Sugarloaf Lake, and Gull Lake. Good catches of perch were also reported on Barton Lake. The bluegills and crappies are beginning to gather in 12 to 18 […]

The dog days of summer are upon us. Water temperatures on inland lakes are now exceeding eighty degrees in most locations which makes fishing for bluegills and crappies a struggle. Portage Lake, Barton Lake and Long Lake are experiencing algae blooms with cloudy water conditions. On the positive note, bass fishing reports indicate many good […]