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Fishing  Report

 MaY 27th  2022




Fair number of summer-run Skamania-strain streelhead moving into Michiana tribs! Stay tuned but this is a really good thing. Smallies are post spawn, muskies are eating. Trout fishing has been pretty good too!

The spring steelhead run is essentially over. Absolutely amazing stuff! I’m sure there are still fishable numbers of dropbacks lurking and a few wilds ripping up gravel in a quiet space up some remote stretch of crick. Cool weather has prolonged this one. Good for them…

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of landing a bright chrome, fresh Skamania-strain summer-run for Jorde Nathan. Turns out the same day a few other anglers also landed Skams behind spawning winter-runs. Pretty cool and portends good things to come.

The “new” Dowagiac is a sight to behold. It’s truly amazing how things are shaping up and the amount of heavy spawning taking place in luxurious gravel that has been covered with all manner of shitty substrate for over a century. Can’t help but to feel happy for the fish - regardless of their pedigree and ancestral origin. Most of us are immigrants and outsiders in this place. Great steelhead fishing and pretty-damn good brown trout fishing characterized the past couple of months.
What’s next? Besides trout fishing - which is absolutely prime starting right NOW - we have smallmouth bass galore staged for spawning next week, so there is that. Next couple weeks will be a mix of locked-up spawners, prone to fits of rage, pre-spawners and lonely, hungry post-spawners. Bring you’re A-Game.

Also, muskies are primed for one helluva pre-summer boating season feeding binge. It’s time for that for sure. That’d be my choice in the near term. Next week…topwater muskies. Yep, that’s my choice.

me to squeeze a hunt in before the season ends. Gonna finish strong!










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  Jay Anglin 

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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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