6-21-21 Alpena area Fishing out of the Alpena area remains outstanding! Most of the daily catch is coming on a spread of 50-125-200 coppers with superslims been taking most of the fish. High and low d ...Full Report
5-31-21 Cadillac area Well the bass fishing on lakes Cadillac and Mitchell is going great! Bass are cruising the shallows and also tending some of the beds. Remember to quickly release any females 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
6-14-21 Cheboygan 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 temperature ...Full Report
5-24-21 Curtis area Water temperature is coming up so fishing is picking up a notch. Walleye are being caught mornings, and evenings. Perch, blue gills and crappie and getting more active during the ...Full Report
6-21-21 Drummond island Fishing report for Drummond Island, the walleye fishing is picking up the fish are starting to transition to the deeper water the best walleye bite has been in the low light hr ...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
6-6-21 Saginaw Bay Area Spoons are on fire on Saginaw Bay. You will have to do some sorting through out day but the fish are snapping. 40, 50 and 60 feet of Torpedo Weighted Steel are all producing. ...Full Report
5-31-21 Holland area Fishing out of Holland has been pretty tough after the hard winds on Friday. We’ve been finding fish in 120-150ft and 190-230. Catches have been 4-6 fish with mainly kings and s ...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
5-10-21 Ludington Lake trout fishing is steady in 40-60’ of water south of Ludington. Best baits have been Dreamweaver spindoctor 8” in gold, chrome and lake trout candy. Using a whirlygig in wonderb ...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
5-10-21 Marquette Inland trout fishing is heating up. Many fish on the fly, spinners are working well too. Water temps are cold. Fish are becoming more active as water temps are on the rise, early mo ...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
6-14-21 Sault Sainte Marie fishing report Hot weather , cold weather and wind hasn't made it easy on the St.Marys for fishing. Walleyes and perch are still being caught in Raber Bay. Perch rigs and m ...Full Report
6-21-21 Tawas area Fishing offshore tawas has remained strong. Daily limits of big Lakers with bonus steelhead and Atlantic salmon being caught daily. Last couple trips some large chinook salmon have ...Full Report
6-21-21 Traverse City Inland lakes in the traverse city region are still producing good numbers of post spawn fish.. Numerous May fly hatches have taken place,if your fortunate enough to be on the wa ...Full Report
6-7-21 Western UP With the fast warming water temperatures it's time to try leeches and worms for walleye. Either slip bobber or harness them depends on one's preference. During the day fish t ...Full Report
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