Holland Pier-7/29/2014

The steelhead are in! But spotty. Fished the pier yesterday, and ended up 0/2. Both times the fish snapped my leader. The first one was impressively large. There was a decent sized brown trout caught on spawn, but most, such as myself were using shrimp under a bobber. I am planning on using tougher leader (and definitely loosening my drag […]

June 17 2014-Holland Pier

Overall, not much steelhead action (no one else brought any in), but the sheephead made for a fun evening of fishing. Fished the Holland Pier (Lake side) between 7:15-9:15 Tuesday night.  Warm air temps, water was around 60 I think. Very little breeze.    Killed the sheephead (drum) on shrimp!  Caught some monsters!   I finished 10/14 on sheephead and […]

June 14 2014 Holland Pier

Went fishing 1:30-3:30 pm on the Holland Pier, Holland State Park, Ottawa county, Michigan. Air temp was 70s and the water temp is getting warmer. Wind was minimal and the water was mostly slack. I fished only the North side (lake side) of the pier and didn’t catch anything.While we were out, people on the channel side of the pier were […]

June 13 2014: Holland Pier

Fished the Holland Pier (Holland State Park) between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. No fish, despite the presence of a few smelt, alewives were absent as well. Used spawn bags at the bottom, as well as ran spoons with these patterns. Water temp was 54 degrees.Air was in the 60s,Strong wind and as such, the water was really choppy (when […]

June 3, 2014 Holland Pier

Today I fished off of the Holland Pier, on the north side (Lake Michigan). Date: 06/03/2014Time: 11:20 am-12:50 pmTemp: 60sWater Temp: Low 50sWind: Gusty, sustained winds probably around 20 knots.     The water was choppy, but I was trying to find some early skamania steelhead with spawn but had no success with the spawn bags at the bottom.    […]