Much needed rain should help with the low water levels. The Chinook salmon run never really peaked this year and catch rates were spotty at best. Anglers are now targeting coho and steelhead. Those fishing the inland lakes report panfish being caught in deeper waters. Those bow fishing are doing well for carp in shallow waters.
The Weekly Fishing Report is intended to give anglers an idea of what is going on around the state. Updates come from DNR Fisheries seasonal and field staff, and DNR Conservation Officers. With more than 11,000 inland lakes, the Great Lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, not all locations can be listed. However, it is safe to say if a species is being caught in some waters in the area, they are likely being caught in all waters in that section of the state that have that species.