Fishing  Report

march 26th, 2021

Strong numbers of chrome steel continues to push up the St Joe's high/dirty water. I guess this answers the question as to whether or not more fish were going to run this spring - it's good to be wrong once in a while.


Water is now dropping fast...not that it would have mattered the past few days with the crazy wind. No way I'm going to hold an anchor or have flies zinging around with 40 mph winds.

Given long range forecast, I'm still not sure how long it will last. LOTS of warm days coming but cold nights this week are going to prolong things a tad.


We've been experiencing absolutely incredible days. I'm not posting photos or pushing hard because, frankly, I'm sick and tired of competing with cyber scouters. It's just not worth the vanity or marketing effort anymore. So many people own boats that it's just about guaranteed the next day a half-dozen boats (or more) will be sharing my spots. I'm done with it! That's a win for you, but you have to trust me. I've always been honest...


Still a few dates available here and there...



DOWAGIAC RIVER: This stream is essentially shut down FYI. Please, stop calling, texting and messaging me about it. I am not the oracle of the project and frankly, nobody truly knows what will happen from day to day. And, if you're upset about it and need somebody to listen - call a shrink.


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Jay Anglin 







Anglin Outdoors specializes in warm and coldwater species throughout a region that straddles much of the Indiana/Michigan state line known as Michiana. While steelhead and smallmouth bass fishing on the St Joseph River system including the revered Dowagiac River are the focus of most outings, many other species are caught during a typical day including resident brown trout, largemouth bass and a variety of panfish, among others. Northern pike are often targeted or caught as a bonus species. Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan are blessed with some incredible muskie fisheries. While some 'skis are present in streams the bulk of fishing is done on small inland lakes.


The Michiana region is blessed with year-round fishing opportunities. Other than frigid arctic conditions that make fishing unbearable for most anglers, steelhead fishing is a possibility just about every month of the year. Obviously, numbers of fish and conditions vary from year to year but suffice it to say we have fantastic steelhead opportunities here - in particular spring and fall. Smallmouth bass fishery generally takes the stage from late May through early October - June, July and August being the primary focus. Resident trout fishing is also available to some degree nearly year-round but often comes as a bonus to steelhead fishing. September is a great month of pursue big, fresh king and coho salmon along with summer-run Skamania steelhead. Muskie and pike fishing can be excellent if not world class throughout much of the year as well.


All trips require a $150 deposit to lock date!

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Jay Anglin - 574-210-2844


2021 Regular Rates:

  4 Hour Half - $275 1 or 2 rods
  6 Hour Express - $350 1 or 2
  8 Hour Full - $425 1 or 2 rods 

- At this time I will not be doing meals due to 'Rona and attorneys

 - If feasible, a third angler is an additional $75 for any rate

- All rates include use of equipment, leaders, flies, lures and any other pertinent tackle etc.

- All trips are CATCH AND RELEASE

- All trips are CATCH AND RELEASE








Jay Anglin has been an avid angler and hunter for over 35 years. He tied his first flies and caught trout on them in Northern Michigan in 1981. His guide service, Anglin Outdoors, specializes in pursuing warm and cold water fish species found in the streams and lakes of Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Anglin has guided anglers of all persuasions as well as waterfowl, turkey and upland game hunters throughout the Great Lakes states. He met his wife Angie while working towards a biology degree from Northern Michigan University in the Upper Peninsula. Jay has also been writing professionally since high school. When he's not on the river or in the field he can found behind the keyboard. The Anglins live with their five children and four Labrador retrievers in LaPorte, Indiana.


Jay Anglin - Anglin Outdoors
409 Fox Street
LaPorte, Indiana  46350

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