6-15-20 Salmon and Lake Trout action has been heating up and is on fire right now. 20-40 fish per trip is common. Alpena, Rockport, and Presque Isle are all producing limits of Trout in 40-100 feet of ...Full Report
6-8-20 Cadillac / Pilgrims Village Right now it seems like the fishing keeps getting better every day. Bluegills and Sunfish are working there way into the shallows and starting to spawn. We’re still ...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
6-15-20 Cheboygan Fishing out of Cheboygan is on fire. Lake trout have been coming off the reefs on spin doctors with spin and glows, and on Fish Mafia Custom Spoons. A few Atlantic salmon and steelh ...Full Report
2/9/20 Curtis area fishing has been stellar with this consistent weather that we are finally getting. ICE REPORT: TODAY IS COLD! WE ARE HEARING REPORTS OF 7-18 INCHES OF ICE. THE SLUSH AND SNOW ...Full Report
7-5-20 Drummond Island Walleye fishing is really heating up. The water has warmed up and they are in their summer pattern full swing. Fishing structure with cranks late in the evening or early mornin ...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
7-6-20 Gaylord area The heat this week brought out what what was left of the hex flies in most of our river systems. Most of the streams had good hex spinner falls all week right at dark lasting about ...Full Report
7-6-20 Saginaw Bay The fishing still remains good on the Saginaw Bay from Linwood to Sebewaing. Sometimes a little tough to find the fish but once you do it's game on. Speeds have been 2.5 and Spoo ...Full Report
7-6-20 Steady fishing continues out of Holland. We’ve been taking fish between 100-180ft, moving deeper as the morning goes on. Catches are mainly lake trout with a few kings/steelhead. We’ve been tar ...Full Report
June 8 2020-Indian River Fishing on Burt and Mullet Lakes is in full swing after the warm weather. Smallmouth bass are up and bedding and are very aggressive. I spent a day last week running edges wit ...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
7-6-20 Ludington A few kings have showed up, not any big numbers but there at least some to catch now. 40-70 down at big point sable, white slick spin doctor with blue bubble action fly on wire diver ...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
7-7-20 fishing report. Kings are starting to up in Manistee, Onekama, and Arcadia on the shelf. We have had very consistent and warm weather over the past week which has set up a good temperature an ...Full Report
7-6-20 Marquette The unusual calm and hot weather has made for a picture perfect scenario out on Stannard Rock. Aaron and Layne from Sore Arms charters are stacking up the lakers from this prolific f ...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
7-6-20 SSMarie Hello from the Soo , if your not here and your reading this you might not be catching fish. Atlantic's, Rainbows, Whitefish, Smallmouth and Walleyes have all decided to show up in th ...Full Report
6-21-20 Tawas-Oscoda Offshore fishing has been excellent. Bulk of the catch being some huge lake trout with a few walleye and Atlantic Salmon. Slow trolling using dodger/ spin n glos and small silver ...Full Report
6-22-20 Traverse City On the big waters in the Traverse City area sight fishing Is dominating right now! Long casts in these Areas can pay off with big roaming females most of which have already drop ...Full Report
6-22-20 Western UP The mayfly hatch is starting at Gogebic, but don't let that stop you from fishing. Use electronics to find the pods of these bugs and troll, anchor and slip bobber by these, or dri ...Full Report
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