Muskegon Area Fishing Report 8/7/14
“Muskegon: Anglers here were fishing the same depths as Grand Haven. Salmon were 40 to 85 feet down and steelhead were hitting in the top 30 feet of waters 80 to 130 feet deep. Use orange spoons for steelhead or blue and green with white paddles or spinnies and flies for salmon. Meat rigs also caught fish. Hot colors were yellow, a blue green or purple.
Muskegon Lake: Anglers have caught smaller walleye and bass. Catch rates for panfish were fair to good.
Muskegon River: Has active fly hatches. Smallmouth bass fishing is very good.
Whitehall: Anglers found 39 degree water in 30 to 40 feet. Some traveled north a mile or two and fished 15 to 40 feet down in 140 to 160 feet and caught steelhead which were feeding on flies. A couple chinook were also caught. Pier anglers caught a fair number of perch with cooler water close to shore. Minnows worked best. A couple salmon and brown trout were caught on body baits.” -Michigan DNR