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Fishing Report


11/20/16 (269)925-0341


trifecta-2-img-302417.jpgHAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!  Fall/Winter fishing season is upon us and here on Lake Michigan the weather is very unpredictable.  The winds can be calm inland and very windy along the shoreline which makes for difficult fishing conditions.  This can make it treacherous for one to venture on the pier or along the shoreline to target Steelhead, Whitefish or Brown Trout.   However, when the weather is cooperating and anglers are able to get on the water, fishing is usually fantastic.  Steelhead fishing will be good up until the lake freezes over and they are usually caught on spawn as well as casting lures.  Whitefish can be caught off the piers as well using spawn and single eggs.  However, a wax worm on occasion can be good bait.  There are always Brown Trout lurking in the shallows and an occasional Lake Trout can be harvested.  Steelhead fishing here on the St Joseph River has been good and it just started around the the 2nd week of November.  We are anticipating a good season on the Joe as long as the river is fishable and not frozen.  The Steelhead have been targeted early on between the Napier bridge on up to the I94 bridge and also further up stream from them stretches.  So far the river is in good condition in regards to the depths of water while fishing them stretches.  Baits of choice have been Yakima Mag Lips 3.0 and 3.5 with the best color combinations consisting of Orange and golds.  As of now, we haven't had many reports up by Berrien Springs Dam but that will improve as the winter weather settles upon us. Walleye fishing on the St Joe River can be very good during the months of November and December and and anglers usually target them below the Dam while trolling baits such as Hot n Tots or Rapala Shad Raps.  Thanks to all the boats that participated in this years Church Tackle & Tackle Haven Trifecta Challenge.  In the meantime, stop by our store and get your gear ready.  FALL/WINTER Hours for TACKLE HAVEN are 6-DAYS A WEEK, Monday through Saturday from 7:30am - 5:30pm and CLOSED ON SUNDAY. 


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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. 

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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