Holland Fishing Report: May 2016

May looks good this year because our warmer winter and the warm days we had at the end of April. We are starting to see a lot of lakers south of Holland and anglers catching a few browns and coho’s between the sand bars and the pier heads. With the water still in the low 40’s we are still fishing a lot of crank baits now like thin fish and rapalas. As the water warms, we will start to go to more spoons and fewer cranks.

Anglers are also finding good walleye off the pier and are catching fish on cranks, but most of the fish are being caught on swim baits. Also they have been catching a few walleyes on gobies. Lake Mac also offers some excellent pan fishing for the guys that are interested. With the water starting to warm up in the mid 40’s the crappie fishing and bluegill fishing is starting to heat up. Right now most of the crappies are being caught in the marinas around the dock pilings, and minnows and small tube jigs are the ticket. Gills will not be far behind, and best baits for them are leaf worms and some wax worms. You will also see some perch in the same areas you will find the crappies. Minnows are always the best bait for the perch in Lake Mac.

As far as the month of June goes we should start to see what we are going to expect with the king salmon. We should also see good numbers of steelhead returning from their spring spawn and the lake trout fishing should be good. Good luck and hope to see you on the water.