7-26-21 Alpena Limits of Lakers are common with many Steelhead in the mix. Some Coho, Pink, and Atlantic Salmon also. Add in the occasional Walleye. Coppers from 50-125-200 up high are the Steelhea ...Full Report
8-1-21 Cadillac area Fishing continues to be goog on Houghton Lake and on Lake Mitchell. Fish are still hanging out around the outside weedbeds in 12to 14 foot of water. Lee rigs continue to be th ...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
8-1-21 Cheboygan Mullet Lk. Saturday we trolled from 21 to 31 feet of water pulling Slow Death Riggs and Northland Butterfly blades at 1.2 mph. The fish came fast and we were off the water by 10 AM w ...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
7-12-21 Fishing report for Drummond Island. Walleye fishing is good. Most of the fish are in there summer range. A variety of tactics have been producing. Most anglers have been using crawler harnesse ...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
5-2-21 Gaylord area Fished multiple central Michigan trout streams this week. Had decent success throwing mepps and Panther martin spinners, silver and red seemed to work best. All my trout are r ...Full Report
7-26-21 Saginaw Bay continues to give up some great walleye catches in shallow water from Finn rd to Standish. Flicker Minnows, Salmo Hornets have been Mt best producers in bright and silver pulled ...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
6-14-21 Indian River The fishing on Burt Lake is fired up big-time over the last week of warm weather. Bass are deep into spawning and pretty well getting done. There’s been lots of pressure but the ...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
7-12-21 Ludington area Fishing Report from Eric Richards, of Richards' River Guide. River tactics! Last week's weather ( rain and heat) provided excellent conditions for the rivers and their tributari ...Full Report
6-14-21 Mackinaw City Fishing from the ports of Mackinaw City and Cheboygan remains excellent. We’re starting to see more steelhead and Atlantic salmon mixed in with lake trout. The surface tempera ...Full Report
6-14-21 Manistee area Well the fishing in Portage Lake in Manistee county is really firing on all cylinders now. Spent the day on the lake casting discoloration edges and had an awesome day with 15 ke ...Full Report
7-12-21 Marquette area Northern Pike, Walleye and Brook trout are loving the cool nights and warm days, stable temps for a week have provided consistent fishing, river temps are cool and allowing for ...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
2-21-21 Newberry Matt Titus and his family took a bunch of cousins out fishing. Well the fishing north of Newberry near Paradise was awesome. As you can see smaller inland lakes in the central upper ...Full Report
6-1-21 St Ignace Fishing continued to be very good in the Straights of Mackinaw and Cheboygan areas over Memorial Day weekend. Lots of trout action and starting to see a few more steelhead around. ...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
7-12-21. Tawas area Fishing offshore of tawas north has remained strong despite the heavy northern blows and the fish fly hatch. 50 degree water and colder can be found in 100-130’ of water down 85’ ...Full Report
8-1-21 Traverse City Lake leelanau Sunday we had a Great morning on Lake Leelanau, catching 28 walleye in total for the morning. We ended up with 13 keeper Walleye. I targeted depths from 9 foot to 1 ...Full Report
7-26-21 Western UP With late summer upon us the fish in Superior are getting active. One doesn't need to be way out to find fish.40-80 ft depths and fishing 20-40 ft down can work. Down riggers ar ...Full Report
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