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Fishing Report


05/23/16 (269)925-0341


trifecta-2-img-302417.jpgTrifecta Challenge Begins May 28th!!    It's tournament time of year here on the southern part of lake Michigan and so far the boats out of port St Joseph have been competitive early in the season.  The first leg of the Church Tackle & Tackle Haven Trifecta Challenge will take place on Saturday May 28th.  Stop by the store to get your entry in and secure a place in the field for a chance to win $$$$$.   Spring Kings have showed up again out of St Joseph and are being targeted anywhere from 70 feet of water out to 150 feet.  There have been good reports of Alewife's in those depths and the fish are having a feeding frenzy on them.   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.  The pier reports have been a bit slow but the Pier fishermen are persistant and still casting spoons such as cleos, ko wobblers or moonshine casting spoons as well as using spawn and night crawlers with the live bait being the bait of choice.   Steelhead fishing here on the St Joseph River has been a bit slow but a few have been caught and targeted up by the Berrien Springs Dam.  A few Walleye have been targeted on the St Joe River and fishing will get better as the water temps rise a bit around 60 degrees.   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 - 6pm and SUNDAY from 7:30am - 5pm. 


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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 - 6pm. SUNDAY 8am - 5pm  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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