9-13-21 Alpena area Same program as always. Walleye are suspended in 50-60 feet of water 30-40 down on shad raps and rip shads. On the big lake the mixed bag is hot ...Full Report
8-29-21 Cadillac area Crappie fishing on lake Mitchell is on fire. They have started to school up in 16 to 18 foot of water. You have to work the drops until you find a school and then anchor up or ...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
9-20-21 Cheboygan The Mullett Lake Troll bite is on in 30-40 FOW. Northland Super Death Rigs and Northland baitfish blades are working well. Boated over 25 fish per trip and some Jumbo Perch in the m ...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
10-11-21 Drummond Island Perch fishing is excellent right now, the best bite has been early morning and later in the evening . Most of the fish are being caught in 8-12 ft of water in Potagannissing b ...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
10-11-21 Saginaw Bay Great perch fishing continues on the west and east side of Saginaw Bay. From 7 to 14 ft has been phenomenal on perch rigs or small blade baits. Looking for a great fishing guide ...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
8/30/2001 Ludington Over the last few days 130 fow strait out has had A good bite. Spin doctors and flys doing good off divers or riggers. Anything green. Plugs and spoons of 225 250 300 copp ...Full Report
8-23-21 Mackinaw City Fishing is starting to heat up in the mackinaw city area. The fish are biting in the slot at the south side of Bois blanc island and the mainland. If you're looking for kings t ...Full Report
10-11-21 Manistee area Kings are winding down on the Big Manistee. Still some up around tippy dam area on gravel spawning. Steelhead have entered the river system feeding on salmon eggs and we’re off ...Full Report
9-20-21 Marquette River Fishing has kicked off with a bang! Multiple species caught all over the U.P. Big River Kings, Browns and Pinks on Skein. Northern Pike and Walleye on Crank Baits. X rap S ...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
8-23-21 St Ignace Well the fishing out of Saint Ignace was absolutely fantastic this past week. A variety of fish were hitting but the Lakers were on fire. We fished between 85 and 115 feet around bo ...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
10-4-21 Tawas area The walleye and steelhead Are biting in the general Tawas area. We are also catching the occasional king 50-60’ pulling spoons. If you're looking for a walleyes only try using craw ...Full Report
10-4-21 Traverse City The Brown fish have been plentiful on the big water in traverse city ! Numbers along with some very good fish have been caught deep on edges,the highest percentage areas have be ...Full Report
10-11-21 Western UP Fishing in the Western upper Peninsula's Lake Superior shoreline has been outstanding all year. Lake trout can still be caught right now in 70ft water 50 ft down on super slim spoo ...Full Report
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