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|Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay|
November 19th 2017
Lake Trout Season is CLOSED for any port north of Black River (MH2 and MH1)
Mixed bag Fall fishing is Awesome!!!
Alpena has some of the most consistent action in the state!!!
Get in on some World-Class fishing action!!!
Lake Huron- Atlantic, King, Coho, and Steelhead are being caught in the mixed bag. Right now the water temperature is in the high 50's in the main body of lake Huron and is higher throughout Thunder Bay. Trout and Salmon are being caught in 50-100 feet of water trolling spoons throughout the water column. The salmon are in the top 40' if the water temps are good. Trolling at speeds of 2.5-3.0 MPH should give you the best action of all species.
Thunder Bay- Right now the fish are offshore chasing smelt in the cooler water. Once the temps cool off the fish should concentrate in the bay better and the fishing should be outstanding. Look for water temps in the 50's and balls of bait near bottom. For Walleye concentrate Trolling Stickbaits. Limit catches have been coming in for several weeks now. Reef Runners, Rapalas, Rattlin Rouges all do well for this after dark. I do very well in the shallow waters all around the bay and near structure, especially rocky/rubble bottoms. Walleyes have now started in the shallows of Thunder Bay. The best action is always the last hour of daylight, and the first few hours of darkness. Grass Island Reef, Sulfer Reef, and North Shore are the most popular spots.
Hubbard Lake- These tasty fish are feeding heavy for winter so don't miss out. The Walleye have moved shallow and you will find them in 10-20 feet of water. Trolling with cranks pull lots of fish during the day and after dark. Rapala shad raps, Reef Runner Rip Shads, and Hot-N-Tots lures are some go to favorites. Colors don't seem to matter since natural and florescent work side by side most days. This bite should last for the remainder of the fall and right up till ice up.
Good Luck and Tight Lines.
Captain Steve Hubert
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