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|Alpena Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron and Thunder Bay|
January 15th 2017
Lake Trout Season opens January 1st (MH2 and MH1)
Most lakes have safe fishable ice now. Always use extreme caution when heading out on any lake.
Alpena has some of the most consistent action in the state, get in on some World-Class fishing action!!!
Lake Huron- Thunder Bay was skimmed over already for about a week which is good news for the possibility for some Trout and Salmon action this year.
Hubbard Lake- There is safe ice around most of the lake so far and a few anglers have been doing very well. We have been catching walleye and monster perch in the past few days. Fish are being caught in 30-60 feet of water using minnows with tip-ups or jigging raps and spoons.
Grand Lake- There is a solid 12"+ of ice on the southern portions of the lake. Some nice catches of perch and a few walleye have been coming in the past few days. The action should remain very good for the next several weeks. Minnows have been the best bait in 10-15 feet of water.
Long Lake- The ice is now safe and a few anglers have been out and catching a few fish. Reports have been about 4-8" of ice depending on location.
Fletchers Floodwaters- Ice has been on the lake for over a month now. Ice reports have been 12" or more. Early pike action is by far the best time of the year for them. Golden Shiners and Sucker minnows set under tip-ups should give you lots of action. Bass season closes January 1st so don't keep any afterwards. They are very eager biters, and you can catch some nice fish in the early season out there. Panfish should be biting well if you can locate the schools. Move around until you find them.
Good Luck and Tight Lines.
Captain Steve Hubert
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