Guides and bait and tackle shops in the greater Muskegon area are reporting salmon in warmer bands of water in Lake Michigan heading into the May 31 weekend.
"The fishing has continued to be very good from Grand Haven to Whitehall," said Kyle Buck of Great Lakes Guide Service. "There are some major temperature breaks set up out there.
"This past Sunday we found a temperature break that went from 57.4 degrees and in about 30 feet dropped to 35.9 degrees. The fish were stacked up there."
Bill Funk, owner and operator of Shoreline Service Bait and Tackle, said that salmon are being caught in 30 feet of water or less in Lake Michigan near Muskegon; also, in a warm strip farther from shore, in 200 feet of water.
Mitch Johnson of Johnson's Great Outdoors in Montague reported that salmon are being caught in 60-120 feet of water in Lake Michigan near White Lake. The fish aren't plentiful or exceptionally large, but they're out there.