(Lake Michigan & Galien River)

May 15, 2024

Coho action continues to be good, but with frequent changes in weather and water temps it can be ‘hit or miss.’ Fish are starting to move to deeper water. Best depth for silver fish is 60-120 FOW. Spoons continues to work well. Long lines, riggers and divers have taken a good number of fish. Coho are swimming with kings and steelhead.

Action on the Galien pretty slow but there are a few early skamania are showing up. Down river, crappie and blue gill are biting.

Seasonal sand accumulation has obstructed the New Buffalo Harbor federal channel, especially the outer harbor. Unfortunately, dredging cannot occur between May 15th and July 1st because of the salmon spawn. Getting it done prior to that proved difficult as all dredging contractors were booked. So, boaters can expect to see a narrow channel for the first six weeks of the summer season. Dredging will be done in July.