Fishing Report - Aug 1st, 2020


Smallmouth fishing has been lights out good lately. The popper bite is ridiculous! Like free sample lobster claws dipped in drawn butter at Costco good. Water conditions are amazing...low and clear. Visual eats - lots of trouty sips by big stud smallies.


Streamers and jigs are also working well. It's a wonderful time of year with plenty of fish (including big ones) willing to eat!

Summer-run Skamania-strain steelhead are making big moves this week with a pronounced cool down and east winds to convect cool water inshore. Trail Creek is running in the mid to lower 60 degree range and a nice push of chrome has moved upstream. The St Joe system is still far too warm to get serious about it but this is a good bellwether of things to come.  

Per the Dowagiac dam removal - it's moving along nicely! I've posted some photos and videos on my AO Facebook page. I may update my Blog above with some them as well (...kinda busy these days!) Access is sporadic and the river has been fairly dirty below the dam as work progresses. It's not the summer to fish the Dow below Pucker Street.


Temporary 'Rona Protocol (TRP) in effect - get in touch with me!

I'm beginning to worry a bit that the states will shut us down again, so now is the time to get out there! Queen Whitmer seems twitchy!


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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


2020 Rates:


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

- Temporarily will not be providing food or drinks (...okay, I'll have a cooler with drinks). $25 discount is reflected in the listed rates

 - 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.






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