Fishing Report – July 11, 2019

Bass fishing has slowed down but fish are still being caught in both shaded areas 5 to 8 feet as well as out deep in 10 to 20 ft of water. Anglers are having success throwing TRD Ned rigs and Wacky Rigs along shaded laydowns and docks. Smallmouth in Gull lake are being caught on dropshots and Ned rigs. Anglers are starting to catch fish on frogs like the Spro Bronzeye or KVD Sexy Frog.

Bluegill have moved to deeper water and are being caught on Bo’s Bluegill Busters in 10 to 15 ft of water. Both bluegill and crappie are being caught in schools.

River smallmouth fishing has started to pick up now that the water levels have started to go down. Anglers are having success on the Kalamazoo River throwing Hot ‘N Tots in current about 4 to 8 ft deep and alongside current breaks. If you are looking for a high-risk high reward technique try throwing a small popper like the KVD Splash JR in shaded areas along the bank for aggressive smallmouth.

Lake Michigan fishing has slowed down, but some Salmon are still being caught. Perch are being caught in 25 to 30 feet of water both north and south of the piers.
The Kalamazoo and St. Joe River are producing quality Walleye - anglers are catching them on Shad Raps in perch or shad colors.