NOv 18th 2023
- Steelhead fishing has been hit or miss, until this week. As water temps slowly drop, winter-run steelhead will begin to settle into their winter haunts, as opposed in a constant state of migration. Fishing has been very good the past few days 😊
-While the St Joe isn’t known for brown trout (resident or lake run), the Dowagiac has plenty of them so any trip down the Dow will include the potentially for big resident brown trout, and sometimes I will target them.
- A few smallmouth and northern pike have reared their heads lately, but for the most part for the foreseeable future river trips will focus on steelhead and salmon.
- Muskie fishing is still very good and given the long-range forecast, should remain so for at least another ten days to two weeks.
- Warm weather has brutalized fishing consistency, but it appears we’re out of the woods finally and it’s about time!
Better find a spot, or two or three in the calendar ASAP!
CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY!
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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
2022 Regular Rates:
4 Hour Half - $300 1 or 2 rods
6 Hour Express - $375 1 or 2
8 Hour Full - $450 1 or 2 rods
- Beverages and snacks are always available but full meals are only provided during 8 hour trips or by request
- 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
- Hunt: $300 min./$150 ea. additional (ask for details)$300
Jay Anglin has been an avid angler and hunter for over 40 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 three Labrador retrievers in LaPorte, Indiana.
Jay Anglin - Anglin Outdoors
409 Fox Street
LaPorte, Indiana 46350