(Lake Michigan & Galien River)

August 17, 2022
Fishing has improved! Water temps have dropped significantly. Winds and lake conditions permitting, Perch fishing is good. Kings and large coho along with large numbers of lake trout caught. Bright spoons and dipsy divers seem to be getting the best results.

Fishing the Galien River is slow. The evening and early morning are the best times to fish the Galien River. A few carp, drum, catfish, bullhead, pike, and bass have been caught using live bait.

Keep an eye on the lake buoy temp reading to monitor the thermocline, which changes significantly depending on the wind direction. Keep in mind river water temps are over 70 degrees so release mortality is very high. Please consider keeping your catch rather than letting it go – as long as the fish are legal size.