Northeast Lower produces the most consistent catches of fish anywhere in the state!! From Aprils until October limits are common on a great mixed bag fishery. ALPENA has been producing limits of La ...Full Report
It has been an extremely good week for fishing. The weather is feeling a lot more like Summer and the water temperature is finally on the rise and making the Bluegills, Sunfish and both Largemouth and ...Full Report
The weather has finally started to turn to summer with temperatures today topping out at 88 degrees with sunny skies and calm winds....fishing continues to be great, with lots of moose being seen . ...Full Report
Excited to be opening up camp in anticipation for big fish action packed fishing season! Walleye season opener is less than 2 weeks away and we are working hard to open camp up for our first time and ...Full Report
6-14-19 Near shore fishing out of Cheboygan was awesome this past week. The lake trout were biting, when the winds allowed. The best fishing seems to be between 70 and 80 feet of water. It also seemed ...Full Report
5-21-19 Walleye opener has come and gone with many anglers finding some success. The weather has been the biggest issue with lots of fronts and some wind making boat control as well as spot choices l ...Full Report
Well the folks on Drummond Island are gearing up for the big walleye opener. Obviously it's been a long and cold winter, but the early bite should be strong in the shallows for both walleye and catch ...Full Report
Monday, June 10 , 2019 Little Bay De Noc We’re almost a month into walleye season and the bite is still going strong. With the recent warm weather water temps in the upper part of the bay are in the ...Full Report
Paddling season is here! Did you know that the waters of the Cass River in, and around Frankenmuth offer some awesome fishing/paddling opportunities. And there's also a great opportunity for "small bo ...Full Report
6-14-19 The fishing out of Frankfort has slowed a little, the north wind is not doing us any favors. I would expect things to stabilize by the weekend with the stiff southwest wind they are forecastin ...Full Report
The early fishing season is now under way in the Gaylord area. The area trout streams are running just a little behind but with the warmer weather in the next 7 day forcast, i'd expect all of them to ...Full Report
6-3-19 Captain Jay with The Fish Fly Charters. The walleye fishing on Saginaw bay is going well. Limit catches with fish up to 6 lbs are common. With the water temps in the low 60 s Most angler s are ...Full Report
The fishing season is just around the corner. If you still want to book a great "Fly in" we have a few spots left! Big Pike and Walleye are waiting for you at any of our camps. Call us today and leave ...Full Report
Fishing continues to be decent out of the port of Holland. We have had some ups and downs this past week. On days with clouds and rain we've been able to put together a decent to outstanding salmon ...Full Report
Well the new open water season is now in full swing up on Burt Lake in Indian River! The walleye opener was a mixed results situation. Many locals experienced fair to good results on the walleye over ...Full Report
5-16-19 Fishing season is now in full on "get out and go" mode. The warmer weather has got the bite firing on all cylinders in the greater Jackson area. Tom at Knutson's is ready to check in your fish ...Full Report
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Another fantastic weekend of fishing. Had a group up from Indiana on a 2-day trip fishing Sat and Sun. Both days the fishing continued to be great around the islands. We fished an area SE of Kelley's ...Full Report
As the old saying goes “When in doubt go straight out”. We had plenty of doubt about going back north and we had no current reports from the south. So we went straight out of Ludington . We set up in ...Full Report
Their are plenty of Trout available and some decent size ones at that. Pick the right spot as the water temps are still cold. Salmon is hit and miss but a few are starting to show up in the mix! Try b ...Full Report
Good Morning from Manistee! Fishing for kings on Lake Michigan has been great! Plenty of kings around to give you a work out! Gives us a call, 2315109345 Capt. Michael ...Full Report
5-24-19 Marquette County-Stannard Rock! Are you ready to experience moments that will last a lifetime? Get in touch with Sore Arm's Fishing Charters to learn about our Off-Shore Full Day Charter to St ...Full Report
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Munising: Water temperatures have not warmed since ice out and remain about 36 degrees. Boat anglers targeting coho caught anywhere from a few to limit catches. The odd steelhead, brown trout or splak ...Full Report
Fishing was a little tougher out of Muskegon this week but we managed to grind them out. Big Moonshine Spoons and Dream Weaver Kevin's Girlfriend with a Popeye's Spinach Rapture Trolling Flie were the ...Full Report
Grand Marais: The north winds bring in good fishing resulting in good catches of coho when trolling outside the breakwall and towards Lonesome Point. Limits of whitefish were taken off the breakwall w ...Full Report
Redhorse and suckers are running on many Lake Michigan tributaries. Anglers were still catching walleye on the Menominee, Peshtigo and Oconto rivers but the bite was slowing down with more suckers com ...Full Report
Ducks are coming in and the ice is going out! ...Full Report
6-14-19 Tawas offshore fishing has been consistently good for Lake trout with a few Atlantic salmon in the mix. Fishing 60-75 ft of water using spoons and dodger spin n glows just of bottom. Drift f ...Full Report
This weekend was a beautiful one on the water. Limits of trout with a few bonus cisco thrown in. Water is still cold so fishing has been between 25-60ft. Smallmouth should be finding the shallows any ...Full Report
With the shallow bite still going on out of Black River Harbor I needed to change things up just a bit Friday afternoon. I arrived and Superior was surprisingly calm but also had alot of pollen on ...Full Report
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