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Tawas Michigan area fishing report for Lake Huron


Lake trout and walleye were caught around the artificial reef in northern Tawas Bay. Jigging spoons tipped with a minnow head has been the ticket. Perch are being caught on the edges, in 15 to 20 feet in the same general areas. The cold weather has helped but still be very careful. The river fishing has been a little tough with the colder temps but fish are still being caught. Just a few nice days in a row should really help.




Today's steelhead catch on the lower Ausable river.  Hot shotting with wiggle warts.



Fishing offshore from Tawas north to Oscoda has been good, with the bulk of the catch being lake trout with some chinook salmon and steelhead. Trolling 1.8-2.0 over 100-130' of water fishing off bottom with dodgers and spin n glows. Salmon being caught at the 50 degree temperature break using magnum spoons.  10 color lead core with mag spoons have been catching a mixed bag. 


The walleye bite for those fishing around the Charity Islands has been very good. Crawler harnesses fished on bottom bouncers have been the best. Watch for the fish to suspend later in the day as you may want to fish the bouncers in the mid depth off of in line Off Shore trolling boards.

Those targeting Trout and salmon have had success in 55-75' try fishing some of the lines Higher up as many Steelhead and Atlantics are also being boated. Spoons and fly/dodger set ups are working for the hi fish.


The walleye fishing has been getting better around the Charity Islands. The north side in shallow water (10-20') seems to be holding fish. Crawlers and spinners have been working.

Offshore fishing has been excellent. 50 -70 ft of water using spoons and dodgers with spin n glows. A few walleye are being caught

around the Au Sable river pier heads casting rapala's



The spring steelhead run is nearing the end of the season. A few nice steelies have been caught just off the AuSable river pier heads trolling body baits. Walleye fishing at the river mouth has been heating up. Early morning at sunrise and just after sunset. Jigging with soft plastics working best. Lakers are being caught offshore in 50-60 foot of water trolling spoons. Look at these nice ones from the shorelines from last week!


The waters around Tawas are starting to produce a mixed bag for those trolling the shallower waters from Tawas and to the south. Shallow diving stick baits are catching walleye and a few browns and atlantic salmon. This mixed bag is what makes Tawas special. You don't need to go far from shore as all the action right now is under 30'.

The river is still kicking out a few nice steelhead but the run is basically over. Just waiting on the perch to start in the harbor.



Really good reports are starting to come from the lower AuSable river. The steelhead fishing has been excellent! Hot shotting with Gold/Black and Pirate pattern wiggle warts has been the most popular trolling technique well the bobber fishing and spawn has been working well for the "rod in hand" guys. This bite should be very strong for a good month. Look at these beautiful fish landed by Gene Kirvan and his customers over the past few days. Weather is going to be great, so get out there!

Contact Gene Kirvan at Calypso charter fishing for a great time. 989-739-2313


We are seeing fish in the rivers all around the Tawas area. The ice is done for the season and we are just waiting for the start of Walleye trolling and perch fishing to fire up. I'll be reporting again in mid April after a walleye trip!


Stay off any lakes now as the ice is treacherous. Open water Perch and Walleye fishing will be here before you know it! The river steelhead fishing should be fantastic now.



The pan fishing on Tawas lake has been great with lots of decent sized gills being iced. The fishing on the bay has been relegated to the north end and the ice there is still not the best. We will update as soon as we get a good report.

Tawas Bay has had anglers fishing for Walleye and Perch out in front of Jerry's Marina. The bite has been hit or miss but the fish that are being caught are of good size.