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Fishing Report


07/14/16 (269)925-0341


trifecta-2-img-302417.jpgNext Tournament is the WOMEN'S FISHING DERBY ON August 6th!!    Fishing has remained steady with the salmon, steelhead and lake trout being caught out in the depths of 150 to 200 feet of water and only an occasional Steelhead being caught around the piers.  Unfortunately, the summer Skamania Steelhead run is about over for the summer but we had a banner year for the size of steelhead that were caught.  The Salmon catch has been low in numbers and the boats out in the deeper water are mostly catching Lake Trout with an occasional Steelhead.  On a positive note, there are still good reports of Alewife's out in the lake and this will hopefully keep the fishing productive out of St Joe.   During the past couple weeks, the best fishing has been reported out in the deeper depths ranging from 180 feet to 250 feet of water.  Baits of choice out in the deeper depths have been spoons and a few dodger fly combos or flasher and spin and glow combinations. Out deep, the fish are moving down a bit and being targeted from 40-80 feet deep using riggers, dipsy divers and leadcore or copper line set ups. We also have a stock of fresh Herring Strips and the they have been productive using meat rigs with a spinny or flasher.  Perch Fishing so far has still been slow but we anticipate some better reports very soon. The pier reports have been good as long as the cooler temps are around and anglers are still catching the Steelhead.  The fishermen are mostly using frozen shrimp or fresh alewife's for the Steelhead and also using casting spoons such as cleos, ko wobblers or moonshine casting spoons.  Steelhead fishing here on the St Joseph River has been ok with a few being caught and targeted up by the Berrien Springs Dam. Walleye fishing on the St Joe River was very good during May and June and anglers were mostly catching them on night crawlers.   The Third leg of the Church Tackle & Tackle Haven Trifecta Challenge will take place on Saturday August 27th.  Stop by the store to get your entry in and secure a place in the field for a chance to win $$$$$.  In the meantime, stop by our store and get your gear ready.  Spring/Summer Hours for TACKLE HAVEN are 7-DAYS A WEEK, Monday through Saturday from 7:30:00am - 7pm and SUNDAY from 7:30am - 6pm. 


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Fishing Team "ORIGINATOR" Captured the 2015 Overall Trifecta Challenge.   IT was by far the closest 3-tourney fishing contest we have had to date.  Team SHORE-HUGGER 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, Church Tackle and Tackle Haven for sponsoring the 2015 Church Tackle & Tackle Haven Trifecta Challenge.  


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2016 SPRING Store Hours for Tackle Haven ; Open 7-days A WEEK.   Monday thru Saturday from 7:30am - 7pm. SUNDAY 7am - 6pm  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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