From the DNR
Southwest Lower Peninsula
Inland lake fishing for bluegills and crappie is starting to pick-up. Carp have already been spotted in shallow waters.
New Buffalo: Is producing some limit catches of coho and steelhead. Dowagiac River: Has good steelhead fishing.
St. Joseph: Anglers were catching steelhead and catfish from the piers.
St. Joseph River: Steelhead fishing has been good especially near the Berrien Springs Dam. Sucker fishing was also good.
Silver Lake: In Branch County is starting to produce a fair number of bluegill.
Union Lake: In Branch County was giving up some 10 inch perch. Those fishing along the east end of the lake caught redears.
Kalamazoo River: Still has good steelhead fishing however the run will be winding down soon.
Grand River at Grand Rapids: Is producing steelhead and catfish.
Grand River at Lansing: The occasional steelhead has been caught over at Moore’s Park Dam and at the point where the Grand meets the Red Cedar. Anglers are using spawn, spinners or crank baits. Good colors to try are chartreuse and fire-tiger. Catfish are hitting on dead minnows, stink baits, crawlers and small bluegills.
Lake Interstate: Is producing some nice bluegills in deeper water. Try a wax worm under a slip bobber. The lake is south of Lansing towards Potterville. Jackson: Boats are taking to the inland lakes for panfish.
Lake Ovid: A few boat anglers are getting out but catch rates were still slow in part due to the cold water temperatures.
Muskegon River: Has good steelhead fishing.