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Fishing Report


2/24/17 (269)925-0341


trifecta-2-img-302417.jpg2017 TOURNEY DATES ARE SET!!!  Has Spring sprung early?   It sure seems that way and the fishermen have been more than pleased since they can get out on the water and target some chromers.  River fishing on the St Joe has been good this spring and both shore anglers as well as those with boats doing well with the spring Steelhead.  Most action has taken place up near the Berrien Springs Dam.  Anglers have been mostly doing best on spawn but lures in the way of body baits such as Hot N tots or the Yakima Mag Lips in size 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5.   Flatfish or Tadpoly baits are also productive with colors of Orange and Gold being the best.  For the guy who wants to fish the pier in Lake Michigan, Whitefish have been caught using spawn and single eggs.  However, a wax worm on occasion can be good bait.  There have also been Brown Trout lurking in the shallows and an occasional Steelhead or Coho Salmon can be harvested. The Coho will be in SOON!  Walleye fishing on the St Joe River has been very good and anglers usually target them below the Dam while trolling baits such as Hot n Tots or Rapala Shad Raps. The Walleye season will close on March 15th and open back up April 30th.  We would like to thank to all the boats that have participated in the past years Church Tackle & Tackle Haven Trifecta Challenge.  The good news is it will be back on May 27th, June 24th and August 26th. In the meantime, stop by our store and get your gear ready for Spring .  Hours for TACKLE HAVEN are 6-DAYS A WEEK, Monday through Friday from 7:30am - 5:30pm and SATURDAY from 9am - 5pm.  CLOSED SUNDAY. 


Inquire with Phil at (269)281-1951

Tackle Haven stocks a full line of Crossbows, Bolts, Targets, Cases and accessories.  


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. 

2016 WINTER Store Hours for Tackle Haven ; Open 6-days A WEEK.   Monday thru Saturday from 7:30am - 5:30pm. AND CLOSED SUNDAY   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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