Shoreline salmon and trout, scarce as they have been are on southern Lake Michigan, lead the sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report; and there is wondering how the beautifully warm week will impact effort for fishing and catching.

[UPDATE 1: Fox River report added, well tributaries]

Once again shoreline salmon lead this sprawling raw-fie Midwest Fishing Report, but I suspect the forecast warm weather will spark a weekend to remember for inland and river fishing, too.

Michael Jacobs emailed the photo at the top of salmon fishing on southern Lake Michigan. BTW, if you happen to be the angler or know him, contact me. Jacobs would like to give a copy to the angler.

It’s one of my favorite photos a reader has sent.


Action has been slower than most would like.

Stacey Greene at Park Bait at Montrose Harbor texted:

I heard there’s Kings starting to porpoise around the harbor.I weighed a nice 9 lb Brown yesterday [Monday]. Truthfully the past week hasn’t had very many fishermen around.

Lori Ralph at the Salmon Stop in Waukegan texted:

Yes, browns starting tight to the bottom on

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