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Fishing  Report

   aug 8th  2022




Smallie bite is great! A mix of streamers/cray patterns through the day – especially with a sink tip, then the popper bite kicks in late-afternoon and into evening…and even after dark.


Tube fishing with light spinning gear has also been lights out! Say what you want but putting the smack on smallies with a tube fishing slow/deep/current, is exhilarating. This is especially the case when fish eat nearly every cast. With direct sun and heat, fish have often been buried on the bottom in deeper water and it’s tougher to get the required tight presentation with flies. Rest-assured as the sun leans towards the horizon, the surface bite kicks in.

Skamania-strain summer steelhead are fairly saturated throughout Michiana tribs. They’ve been kinda difficult to track down many days and often times are no-shows. But, in my experience the best fishing usually occurs beginning in late July through late summer and into fall as “Skams” wad-up and start to act more like trout. They eat bugs man. They pretty much eat anything that comes into their realm.

It's worth the money now as the overall weather trend is a cool down. Should get better as time goes on but so will the crowds so get out while you can!

The “new” Dowagiac is a sight to behold, and trout are just beginning to colonize this new stretch of water. It’s very reminiscent of Montana or Idaho. I’ve been referring to it as the “Meadow Stretch” (see photo to left...this spot was covered with 16 feet of muck/water and lilly pads for over 100 years). Wildflowers and warm-season grasses are now blanketing the banks and the water is looking troutier by the hour! I’ve been seeing plenty of steelhead and salmon parr the past couple months throughout the watershed. This fishery’s best days are not far in the future.










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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.

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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.

About time to start working out again...

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 

- 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



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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.


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

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