Fishing Report – July 25, 2019

Storms over the past weekend had a major effect on fishing.  However, with temperatures and weather conditions going back to normal, fishermen are finding success.

Largemouth are still in their summer patterns and can be caught with a variety of tactics. Anglers are having success fishing deeper water with dropshots rigged with a KVD Dropshot Half Shell by Strike King or a Strike King Coffee Tube. Anglers that choose to fish shallow have focused on shaded laydowns and areas with vegetation by throwing weedless jigs like the Grass Master Jigs by All-Terrain Tackle, or topwater frogs such as the Popping Frogs by Lunkerhunt.

Smallmouth fishing has picked up in the rivers. Anglers are having success with many lures like the Mepps Spinners, Strike King Coffee Tubes, and Yamamoto Kreatures.

Due to the heat from last week, bluegills are still in deeper water.  Anglers are still having success fishing smaller dropshot rigs and smaller craw imitations. Many anglers still have success trolling the Bo’s Bluegill Buster in deeper areas as well.

Trout anglers are still finding fish in depths of 90 to 160 feet by fishing Spin-N-Glo’s on the bottom.

Salmon fishing remains slow for most anglers.

Channel catfish catches are increasing, many anglers are finding success in different areas of the Grand River near Grand Rapids and Lansing.