3-21-21 Alpena Michigan Awesome fishing right out of the gate here in Alpena! 125' and 200' coppers were the ticket. We did get fish on the dreamweaver 107 wire divers. Riggers caught fish also. The ...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
4-18-21 Drummond Island The perch fishing has been hit and miss with the recent drop in water temperatures, the perch will get very good with just a little more warmer weather. However the pre spawn s ...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
4-11-21 Saginaw Bay Walleye bite is starting to pick up. Water temps are on the rise. 48° to 54° along the western side of the Bay. The swallow bite should start to happen any day now. The bandit bi ...Full Report
2-1-21 Holland We fished Eastmanville Bayou for bluegills over the weekend. It was an awesome place to take kids fishing. We arrived at about 11am and had fish on the vexilar right away. The action w ...Full Report
1-25-21 Indian River The ice fishing on Burt Lake is officially started. Over the last week the cold night temperatures have given us about 6" of good ice. The fish are being caught in a variety of w ...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
2-8-21 Ludington area. Fishing is good on Pere Marquette lake. Fishing from 30 to 40 foot of water using jigging spoons, tungsten jigs, and perch rigs. Best Bite has been on spikes, wigglers, and wax ...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
4-19-21 Manistee county. The inland lakes are on fire with lots of perch and crappie being caught in deeper water. 25-40 FOW. Minnows have been the ticket as of late using perch pounders. Bluegill are ...Full Report
4-4-21 Marquette area Pods of Spring Steelhead have trickled in the Superior and Lake Michigan tributaries. A old fisherman once said “ 10 percent of the river holds 90 percent of the fish.” 4/5 stee ...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
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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
4-11-21 Tawas area Guys are definitely catching walleye trolling body baits from Tawas towards Augres. Fish are relatively shallow and post spawn. I have been concentrating north and the Lower AuSabl ...Full Report
4-4-21 Traverse City Big lake fishing out of Frankfort was a success! Sure, water was still cold. 39 degrees. We fished from 40-55’ took a couple on a 4 color lead with an orange chilly Willy. But ou ...Full Report
3-23-21 Western UP Open water fishing has started early Western U.P. by going out of the newly renovated Saxon Harbor Wi. Which is on the Michigan boundary water of Lake Superior. Coho are very ...Full Report
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