Southwest Lower PeninsulaOverall: Most of the inland lakes have bluegills and sunfish up in the shallows. Anglers have done well with flies, wax worms or a leaf worm in waters up to eight feet deep. Crappie fishing was good. Largemouth bass were guarding the beds. Aquatic vegetation has sprung up and many lakes have been or are currently being treated. Please report any associated fish kills to the DNR’s Eyes in the Field application. Walleye, pike, bass and suckers have been caught in the rivers.St. Joseph: Boat anglers were still taking a good number of fish. It seems the salmon have moved slightly north and were caught on spoons in 90 to 120 feet. A few coho were taken in 40 to 60 feet. Pier anglers casting spoons or spinners caught freshwater drum. No perch to report.South Haven: Boat anglers targeting salmon reported decent catch rates. A mixed bag of trout and salmon were caught in 100 to 130 feet. Spoons were the ticket. Pier anglers caught freshwater drum. Perch fishing was still slow.Lake Allegan: Bass and bluegills were caught on jigs, spinners, crawlers or leeches.Grand Haven: Boats are catching a mix of lake trout and Chinook salmon 30 to 120 feet down in 60 to 120 feet. Lake trout were hitting green and yellow spin-glo’s while the salmon were hitting orange, green and blue spoons. CAUTION: Water levels are high and there is water up into the Harbor Island boat launch parking lot, but the docks were still accessible.Grand River at Grand Rapids: Water levels were still up but should recede by the weekend. A fair number of pike, smallmouth bass and channel cats have been caught. Shore anglers caught walleye off the wall.Grand River at Lansing: Was producing bass, pike, rock bass, channel cats, bluegills and crappie. Good bluegill, crappie and channel cat action between Lansing and Dimondale. In Grand Ledge, pike and smallmouth bass were caught at Fitzgerald Park.Jackson County: Anglers reported decent catches of panfish, bass and pike on the inland lakes.Muskrat Lake: Was producing bluegills and crappie.Morrison Lake: Anglers were getting bluegills and crappie. For walleye, try crawlers or leeches. A few largemouth bass have been caught.Muskegon: Chinook were caught 30 to 80 feet down in 50 to 120 feet with orange and blue spoons. Lake trout were caught off the bottom when trolling yellow spin-glo’s. Freshwater drum were caught off the pier when casting spoons.Muskegon Lake: Bluegills were either on the beds or getting ready to move onto the beds. Crappie fishing was been hit-or-miss. Catch rates for walleye are picking up throughout the lake as more fish move in from the river.Muskegon River: Water levels remain high but should start to recede. There are reports of a mayfly hatch and those fly fishing have caught trout. A good number of smallmouth bass were caught. Further upstream near the Reedsburg Dam, those targeting panfish did well in the Reedsburg Flooding.White Lake: Was producing bluegill, crappie and a small number of yellow perch.
— Michigan DNR, June 6