12-28-20 Alpena Well the ice fishing season has started in the greater Alpena area. Although Hubbard lake is not yet frozen over and safe to fish, many other area lakes have solid ice for walking and ...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
10-12-20 Mullett lake is on! Casting glide baits is going full force up on mullet lake. Glow perch Johnny Darter is the ticket. Work them on the breaks and humps in around the Cheboygan end of the la ...Full Report
12-28-20 Manistique Lakes in Curtis. Ice fishing season is rolling in full swing on big and south lake Manistique. We're hearing reports of very good mixed bag fishing on both lakes. Walleyes are comi ...Full Report
11-23-20 Fishing report for Drummond Island Michigan Now that the cold weather is here, walleye are in large schools along the edges of the river channel, large cranks are working best when trolled at ...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
6-15-20 Frankfort We have cold water back in the nearshore area around the Frankfort area. This has a majority of the fish staying relatively close in 65-100 Dow. Consequently, we are running 5-8 col ...Full Report
12-21-20 Gaylord area Things are starting to firm up in North Central Part of the state. 1-3” on a lot of lakes some with some smaller shallow lakes with 3.5 to 4 use extreme caution because the thic ...Full Report
12-22-20 Saginaw Bay Bandits and flickers 1.3-1.5 along the channel edges have been producing well for Mike Martin. The Depth varies, says Mike so watch your graph. Find active fish and work them over ...Full Report
1-11-21 Holland Lake trout fishing has been strong up and down the West Michigan coastline when the waves and ice allow you to get out. Both jigging and trolling tactics are working but I find jiggin ...Full Report
10-11-20 Indian River Fished Mullet and Burt Lakes today. Came up short only catching 2 walleyes this morning on Mullett (using Glide baits) quitting early due to winds. Went on Burt this afternoon ...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
9-14-20 Ludington The King salmon run on the PereMarquette River is in full swing. Large females are setting up in spawning areas and the big males will be up soon. Bobbing with skene has been the tic ...Full Report
5/4/20 The fishing out of the port of Mackinaw City up by the bridge has been nothing short of fantastic. We trolled between shore and Boblo Island, we trolled in the 40 foot depth range with a group ...Full Report
12-10-20 Manistee Fishing continues to be steady with the mild weather. Water temps are in the mid to upper 30's so fish are moving into slower winter holding area's. Look to the soft side of curren ...Full Report
1-11-21 Marquette Moved in to shallow water and fished of tall weed growth and structure with the pressure change early this week, 8 or less feet of water. Jigs tipped with small rosies and wax worms ...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
2/9/20 Muinising area has been fishing well and Has some ice fishing; however, conditions were variable, with open water in some areas. Bay Furnace, the East and West Channel, around Grand Island and ...Full Report
10/28/2019 When its comes to Fall fishing there is no better place than the Newberry area. The colors are absolutely stunning but are coming to an end as colder temps have arrived. Out in front of t ...Full Report
Saint Ignace Fishing Report Coming Soon. ...Full Report
11-2-20 Sault Sainte Marie fishing report. Weather just doesn't want to let up, but when you can fish are still biting. Salmon and steelhead are still behind the power plant. Trolling small St ...Full Report
12-7-20 Tawas-Oscoda Fishing on the lower AuSable River has been improving. Water flow is back to the average for this time of year and the deep runs have been holding fresh run steelhead and some Atl ...Full Report
12-14-20 Traverse City Minnows, wigglers and shrimp. Perch pounders and standard perch rigs on 4-6 lbs floro leader. 55-70 feet of water. Bite has slowed way down and we are fishing hard for limits bu ...Full Report
12-28-20 Western UP on lake gogebic. The fishing on Lake Gogebic has definitely started with a good note this year. We have good clear solid ice throughout the entire lake area, and because we have no ...Full Report
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