Fishing in and around the Alpena area remains consistent and not much has changed when talking about the report or tactics. Even though the weather changed dramatically. Traditional fall casting tec ...Full Report
10/21/2019 Salmon Fishing is still going strong with all of the fresh fish in the river the will tend to be a little darker now. Manistee River is loaded with fish. All of the fish are big too, with ...Full Report
10/8/2019 The fall Musky bite is is going great on Eagle Lake. I haven't experienced musky fishing this awesome ever in my life. The trolling is outstanding from now till ice up. Fish are stacking up ...Full Report
11/4/2019 Well if BIG smallmouth are what you love then this is the time of year. Both Burt and Mullet are kicking out very nice fish. I was out last weekend with my friend Tony from UP North Smallmo ...Full Report
10/7/2019 Fall has been doing great in the Curtis area. On Manistique Lake Perch and walleye fishing has been great when trolling Fire tiger, blue, pink, and purple seem to be the colors that are wor ...Full Report
10/21/2019 The fishing season is coming to an end on Drummond island at least from a boat but that shouldnt stop you from getting out! There are still some perch around but they are scattered now. Yo ...Full Report
11/11/2019 Winter weather is upon us as anglers start targeting primarily walleye. Overall, walleye fishing was good with bigger fishing showing up daily. Reports of good limits of walleye are what j ...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
11/11/2019 The winter weather that has hit the Frankfort area has made fishing and getting out to fish very difficult. The betsie river was producing good steelhead but as this cold stretch hit hom ...Full Report
11/11/2019 The weather has changed in the past two weeks but big Trout are still hot. If big Brown trout in small streams is something that gets you excited, the time is now and it will keep you warm ...Full Report
11/11/2019 Anglers continued to catch walleye in the lower river near the Independence Bridge. Most were boat anglers jigging a twister tail with a minnow. A few were caught by boat and shore anglers ...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 on the Kalamazoo and St Joe rivers this past week with the steelhead picking up nicely. Fish are throughout both systems With the recent rains Kalamazoo is at the top of its banks st.joe is f ...Full Report
10/14/2019 Fishing in the Indian river area especially on Burt Lake has really come alive! The perch bite using slip bobbers on weed edges, over submerged weed beds, and main lake flats has been the k ...Full Report
10/21/2019 The Jackson area has been on fire for those who are getting out. Limits of big Blue gills, monster pike, and huge bass are being caught all around Jackson. Big bluegills have made there wa ...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
11/4/2019 Fishing North of Huron this week in 45 ft of water has really been the ticket. Water temp is falling slowly mid to upper 50 s right now. Pulling bandits still 50-90 back unassisted. Starte ...Full Report
11/4/2019 Pier anglers and those surf casting from shore in Ludington were getting some steelhead. Most were using spawn, flies or small spoons. Those surf casting could be found at the State Park. Th ...Full Report
6-26-19 Mackinaw city Trout fishing has been good although the water is still a little on the chillier side. It is starting to transition so we are finding hot and cold pockets. Salmon are just starti ...Full Report
Surface temperatures are dropping fast in the Manistee area. Boats have not been able to get out still because of very high winds and winter storms. The water levels were hampering pier fishing, but ...Full Report
11/11/2019 Not much has changed in the Marquette area besides freezing temps and snow storms. Boat anglers stayed in shallow waters just outside the breakwall and in front of the rivers during the pa ...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
11/11/2019 Fall fishing is quickly moving to winter fishing. Munising area is still absolutely breath taking and especially after the fall colors have gone. Munising looks like a winter wonderland. T ...Full Report
11/11/2019 Muskegon county is producing good fishing when you can get out during this early winter we are having. Not much has changed in the past couple weeks even though the weather has. There has ...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
11/4/2019 Perch fishing improved this week with most of the popular shore spots producing fish. Oconto Park II, Oconto Breakwall, and the ditches along County Y all had angling effort throughout the ...Full Report
10/28/2019 Fishing in Sault Saint Marie is still going strong. Whitefish and Atlantic salmon behind the Edison power plant are giving up some good catches. Atlantics are still going on small Stinger ...Full Report
11/4/2019 Fall fishing on the lower Ausable River has been very good. The king salmon run is just about over for the season however the Atlantic Salmon with a good numbers of steelhead are stacking u ...Full Report
10/28/2019 With water temperatures finally taking a plunge ,the bass in northern Michigan are starting to go into their pre-winter binge!! What generally gets them going in my experience is day two a ...Full Report
10/28/2019 Fishing in the western UP has remained consistent with the same reports coming in as two weeks ago. Lake Gogebic fall report has been consistently strong. Shore anglers are reporting some n ...Full Report
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