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Gaylord Michigan area fishing report


The early cold has the lakes frozen solid pretty much everywhere. The early bite on L. Otsego has been a mixed bag of perch, walleye and pike. The walleye have been hitting small jigging spoons tipped with a minnow head. The northern's have been a tip up bite and panfish are hitting teardrops and waxworms. The location has been at or just outside the main weed lines. Get out and have some fun!


Lake Otsego continues to produce consistent catches of pan fish, bass and walleye. The best areas have been around the points and weed beds. The pan-fish are falling for live bait and the walleye are biting on crawler harnesses and a few are biting shad raps as well. The pike are biting anything


The Memorial Day weekend was the official start of great fishing. We have lots of action reported on Lake Otsego. The walleye are biting on small crank baits slowly trolled over the new weed growth. Rapala's in the #4 & 5 sizes are catching fish. The pan fish are headed to the shallows and are biting live bait or very small plastics under a bobber. The Pike and bass are also starting to get very active in the shallows less than 10'



Open water is here but no much biting



Use extreme caution going forward as ice conditions are changing rapidly! I do not suggest going out anymore on area lakes. Open water will be here before you know it.


Lake Otsego in Gaylord continues to produce some really nice early ice catches. The pike, walleye and perch are all biting well during these last couple weeks. 

The pike are hitting shiners or suckers under tip ups. The walleyes are also hitting on tip ups but smaller golden shiners or blues seem to be working better. The perch are hitting on tear drops tipped with wax worms or spikes. There are also some really nice random perch hitting blues that you set for the walleye. Get out and experience the great ice fishing here in Gaylord!

With the warmer weather ahead you may want a set of cleats as the ice may get very slick later this week.

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