Fishing Report – March 19, 2020

The weather for the weekend is expected to start in the high 50’s and drop down to the low 40’s on Sunday. Ice fishing season is now over and anglers are preparing for open water season.

Spring walleye season on the Detroit River is heating up. Anglers caught majority of their limits on the mouth of Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. Most of the walleye were caught jigging the river with bright colored jigs.

The Allegan dam has been producing good numbers of steelhead. Anglers caught steelhead drifting spawn under float bobbers.

The Dowagiac and Berrien produced great numbers of steelhead.

Muskegon lake has been producing good numbers of perch. Fish were being caught on smaller finesse minnows and grubs.

Bass fishing has picked up in the Kalamazoo area. Anglers caught fish by slowing down their presentation by taking longer pauses in between twitching their jerk baits. Those who fished up shallow caught fish by casting spinnerbaits and bladed jigs.

Tip of the Week:

This time of year, can make it difficult to get on a consistent bite while bass fishing. One thing angler like to do this time of year is to throw a suspending jerk bait and pause for a longer period. Making the bait stay suspended for long periods will start to attract the attention of the bass. When that bait is twitched it may cause a reactionary bite from the fish.