BIG RAPIDS -- With the salmon runs done for the most part, steelhead fishing should be picking up, the DNR said, especially with any increase in water levels due to rain. Pier anglers and those surfcasting are getting a few. The fishery should continue until it gets too cold to fish.
In Mecosta County, “the perch bite is still on,” Tanner Havens, from Frank’s Sporting Goods in Morley, said. “They’ve been catching a lot of big ones, from what I’ve heard. A lot of guys are buying from 50 to 100 wigglers for it and buying three to six dozen perch minnows for it. There’s a couple of other guys buying walleye minnows to fish the bigger perch as well. A few guys are going steelheading behind Croton.”