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Fishing Report


7/01/17 (269)925-0341


trifecta-2-img-302417.jpgHappy Holiday Weekend!!!  Fishing remains Good out of port St Joseph and there has been a steady catch of Salmon (Coho & Kings), Steelhead and Lake Trout.   Skamania Steelhead are still around and have been a bit slow off the pier but are still out in the lake although a few have ventured up the St Joe River.  Pier fishing is best when the water temps near 60 degrees or below and they are caught by both casting lures and still fishing with bobbers and best bait of choice is a frozen shrimp that can be bought at your local grocery store.  Boats have also caught the Steelhead but not as many as the pier fishermen, and the boats are trolling orange lures such as stinger spoons, Brad's Thin Fish and any other orange bait that you have in the box.  Fishing on the big lake is good and there are plenty of fish to catch out in depths ranging from 80 feet on out to 150 feet of water.   The best baits of choice have been trolling spoons ranging in color from Green & Orange to Blue and Chartreuse. Kings and Coho have also been caught on meat rigs consisting of a herring strip being trolled behind a spin doctor or flasher.  River fishing on the St Joe has slowed down a bit but there are still a few Walleye to be targeted but most anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass.   The walleye are being caught with night crawlers mostly but can also be targeted by trolling with rapala shad raps or hot n tots with the firetiger color pattern being the hottest.   The best locations have been here on the lower stretches from the Napier bridge on up past the 94 bridge.   There have been a few reports of Steelhead caught up near the Berrien Springs Dam.   The Church Tackle and Tackle Haven Trifecta Challenge dates for 2017 are May 27th, June 24th and August 26th. In the meantime, stop by our store and get your gear ready.  Hours for TACKLE HAVEN are 7-DAYS A WEEK, Monday through Saturday from 7:30am - 7:00pm and SUNDAY from 7:00am - 6pm.  2017 FISHING LICENSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE


Inquire with Phil at (269)281-1951

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Fishing Team "DUSTINS DREAM" Captured the 2016 Overall Trifecta Challenge.   IT was by far the closest 3-tourney fishing contest we have had to date.  Team "COHO'S AIM" finished a close 2nd place.  You can see the total weights on the tournament page.  Thanks to all the Sponsors (Church Tackle, Advance Tackle (Stinger Lures), Warrior Lures, Rapture Trolling Flies, Morgans Tackle, Popeyes Chicken, Church Tackle and Tackle Haven) for sponsoring the 2016 Church Tackle & Tackle Haven Trifecta Challenge.  


Give us a call or stop by the store for a more up to date report. 

2017 SPRING Store Hours for Tackle Haven ; Open 7-days A WEEK.   Monday thru Saturday from 7:30am - 6:30pm. AND  SUNDAY 7:30am - 5:30pm   Call our cell numbers if you have any further questions. 



Tackle Haven Cell (269) 281-1951  Phil (269)208-6482 or Nate (269)208-6178.

Team Coho's Aim is pictured with a nice catch from the 2nd Trifecta Challenge Tournament of 2012(Top RIGHT).

Thanks for the Picture and If you want to be featured on the the Tackle Haven Fishing reports page just email us a qualifying photo to be featured with your catch.     email to:   sales@tacklehaven.com and in the subject line put "Fish Photo".

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