Fishing Report – June 18, 2019

Bluegills are starting to move off the beds, but can still be found in shallow water due to the high water levels. Black gnats with wax worms and spiders have been working well. Trolling rigs will be more effective in the next couple of weeks.
In most areas, bass are post spawn and have been off the beds for a week or so. Largemouth are starting to move towards the summer hot spots, but the rainy weather and slightly cooler temps have slowed the bass fishing down quite a bit.
The crappie fishing has been the best the last couple weeks. They’re in about 12 to 14 feet of water. Slider grubs on 1/16 oz jig head has been working well on many lakes, in the colors smoke glitter and pumpkin/chartreuse.
Fishing on Lake Michigan has slowed down a lot. Anglers that have been catching steelhead have had the best luck fishing off the piers, but when fishing out on the lake they’ve been finding fish in 90 to 120 feet of water.
Walleye fishing on this side of the state has not been great, but St. Clair and Lake Erie have been producing limits of decent sized fish for quite a while. Bandit and Smithwick jerkbaits have been some of the more popular baits being used.