July 22, 2018 Snug Harbor Outfitters Fishing Report.
Walleye is what’s on everyone’s mind, and the fishing has been great. We had 29 of the 39 boats in the SHO Summer Challenge Walleye Tournament weigh fish in this week and we seen lots of nice ones caught. The Salmon fishing remains slow, but were seeing a few nice ones everyday. Lake Trout fishing with the occasional steelhead remains the best bite.
Walleye: If your looking to chase walleye on Muskegon Lake then crawlers remain your best daytime tactic and crank baits after dark. Fisherman are reporting crawler harness with bullet weight in the 10-13’ range and bottom bouncers from 13-20’. All of the Major weedeges (green creek, strawberry Island, black buoy to bear lake channel, and the old paper mill) would be the places to start looking. Jiggers are finding the bigger fish, but not the numbers that trollers are. Look around 2nd street and strawberry island, fish structure.
Top baits for walleye Crawler harness, Smithwick P10’s, and Husky Jerks.
Salmon and Trout Big Lake Report: Salmon fishing remains slow, with a few kings being picked up on spoons, flies and meat inside 100’. Trout fishing remains consistent fishing from 100-200’ of water. Big paddles and Flies or Spin doctors and spin n glos.
Salmon Jiggers Stop in were completely Stocked up on Luna Jigs and Swedish Pimples. Get them early before they're gone.
Top Baits for trout/salmon are 11” paddles with rapture trolling flies, 8” Sintger paddles and 8” Spin doctors with spin n glos. Stinger spoons, and dreamweaver super slims up high for steel head.
Bluegills/Perch: The panfishing remains slow. Hearing a few perch in the bear lake hole, but very few. Bluegills have been caught suspended in the 20-40 of water by bear lake whole also.
Top baits for Panfish are Perch Pounders, and Ron Springs rigs.