1-3-22 Alpena area Grand lake is producing some very nice perch and walleye. Conditions in the bays lake ice is 6 inches but just froze last week. The perch are hitting tip ups with large blues, and ...Full Report
1-17-22 Cadillac area Hey John this is Heath. Here is a rundown of my first trip to Cadillac of 2022. We concentrated our efforts on Lake Mitchell this time. The tactic I always try to use on these l ...Full Report
Start of season Update 5-10-20 Hey everyone! We hope that you're all weathering this health scare in good shape. I'm heading up to the lodge tomorrow, to get things opened up for our early season gue ...Full Report
1-10-22 Burt lake Hi John, Here are some pics from yesterday. I was fishing the shoreline areas 5-7’ for depth with a #12 treble suspended about 1/2 way down with a split shot, I caught some very nic ...Full Report
7-26-21 Curtis area Well the good fishing continues on big and south Manistique lakes in Curtis. We just arrive for annual vacation, and the first trolling pass yielded for keeper pike and two nice ke ...Full Report
1-17-22 Drummond island Perch fishing is starting to heat up most fish are being caught in the middle grounds 12-20 ft of water on jigs tipped with minnows or wax worm . A few herring and whitefish ar ...Full Report
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1-31-22 Great Lakes Bay Well the fish are finally being caught all over Saginaw Bay. The best fish being caught are from 20-25ft east of the plug, and also good numbers of fish are being caught in 18- ...Full Report
8-1-21 Holland Fishing has been excellent in Holland but this north wind may slow it some. We’ve been catching kings, coho and trout in 90-150 FOW. Traxstech riggers 50-90 down with Big Weenie padd ...Full Report
1-31-22 Houghton Lake Field reporter Kevin Dwyer, fished houghton lake middle grounds area in waters 12-14ft…used marcum to find some good cabbage weed areas and edges and holes in weeds….moved aroun ...Full Report
1-31-22 Indian River Guest reporter Cole Hoogerhyde gave us this great report. Burt’s been talking to me this year we’ve been putting good numbers of walleye on the ice off Burt, fishing deep structu ...Full Report
6-17-19 Well this year's fishing season started out in fine fashion up at Kesagami wilderness Lodge. The Walleye and big Pike were biting ferociously, and guests were catching fish of a lifetime regul ...Full Report
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1-31-22 Ludington area Guest reporter Josiah Blount has been whacking the fish around Ludington. We got most of the perch in PM lake basically anywhere in 30-34 ft of water using a dead stick with a m ...Full Report
8-23-21 Mackinaw City Fishing is starting to heat up in the mackinaw city area. The fish are biting in the slot at the south side of Bois blanc island and the mainland. If you're looking for kings t ...Full Report
1-10-22 Manistee area Big Manistee river is fishing well still even during the cold days of January. Beads are doing most of the damage in bright orange and chartreuse. Some jigs are doing well also ...Full Report
1-23-22 Marquette County Ice has formed on Lake Superior and the Whitefish ,Splake , Perch, and burbot are plentiful this year. Whitefish hitting wax worms and larger more aggressive fish are hitting ...Full Report
Meta Lake lodge 6-19-19 Well we recovered from the opener and things are rolling along here at Meta lake. The fishing is flat out, nothing short of stupid good. Almost every angler in camp has had an ...Full Report
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1-31-22 Muskegon area field reporter Chris Brandt tells me that Croton/Hardy Walleye are biting in 8 to 10 feet of water again using smaller bait set ups. Fluorocarbon leader set 2 feet off the bottom ...Full Report
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8-23-21 St Ignace Well the fishing out of Saint Ignace was absolutely fantastic this past week. A variety of fish were hitting but the Lakers were on fire. We fished between 85 and 115 feet around bo ...Full Report
7-26-21 Sault Sainte Marie fishing report. The mayflie hatch is towards the end and the fishing should pick up. The Atlantic's, Rainbows and Whitefish are being caught behind the power plant. Drift ...Full Report
1-10-22 Tawas area Hello John this is Hunter Our fishing trip was a success, we were on a small lake north of Tawas just in Oscoda county. Well it was just a couple hour fishing trip since my cousin h ...Full Report
1-31-22 Traverse City Well the smelt are starting to bite very well on Green Lake in the Traverse City region. Mike Radcliff from the North West Michigan Fishing Club and some friends had an awesome ...Full Report
1-23-22 Lake Gogebic in the Western UP. Guys the first month of the season has been outstanding up in the Western upper Peninsula for big perch. Guide Justin Soffa, has been really putting his custome ...Full Report
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