Alpena has the most consistent action in the state, get in on some World-Class fishing action!!! Thunder Bay River- The Steelhead bite continues but we are nearing the end. your best chances will b ...Full Report
“The past weeks in northern Michigan have seen anglers struggling to locate fish in the Pine River. This is a result of the heavy rain the area has seen recently that has resulted in high water leve ...Full Report
The 2018 fishing season is finished for another season. We finished with our last couple of fishing guests in snowy conditions, with great fishing. The 2018 season was one of our warmer summers in the ...Full Report
Excited to be opening up camp in anticipation for big fish action packed fishing season! Walleye season opener is less than 2 weeks away and we are working hard to open camp up for our first time and ...Full Report
Cheboygan-Lake Michigan We were able to get out this morning, and the lake trout are hungry. We landed a 3 man limit in about a half hour. Bait didn’t seem to matter much, they hit flys, spoons, hi ...Full Report
We are a week out from Walleye opener and the Manistique Lakes are starting to have a little action. I've had a few local reports of perch action on the Big Lake and also early bluegills on the South ...Full Report
Well the folks on Drummond Island are gearing up for the big walleye opener. Obviously it's been a long and cold winter, but the early bite should be strong in the shallows for both walleye and catch ...Full Report
5-16-19 The Walleye opener in the Bays De Noc area was solid from all reports. The best bite was occurring up in the Whitefish and Escanaba rivers. Slow drifting jigs or plain hook tipped with a 1/2 a ...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
Near shore trolling out of Frankfort remains solid. The fish are scattered in small pockets of fish. When you hit them you'll likely have 2 or 3 on at once. The ticket for us has been bumping into led ...Full Report
The early fishing season is now under way in the Gaylord area. The area trout streams are running just a little behind but with the warmer weather in the next 7 day forcast, i'd expect all of them to ...Full Report
Captain Jay from The Fish Fly Charters! The walleye fishing in Saginaw bay is starting to heat up. Good catches of walleye are being taking in 10-20’ feet of water from the mouth of the Saginaw Riv ...Full Report
The fishing season is just around the corner. If you still want to book a great "Fly in" we have a few spots left! Big Pike and Walleye are waiting for you at any of our camps. Call us today and leave ...Full Report
The season is underway aboard the Black Pearl. We have been targeting mainly lake trout in waters 75-90 ft deep with a combination of Traxtech down riggers and Blood Run wire divers. We have taken a h ...Full Report
Well the new open water season is now in full swing up on Burt Lake in Indian River! The walleye opener was a mixed results situation. Many locals experienced fair to good results on the walleye over ...Full Report
5-16-19 Fishing season is now in full on "get out and go" mode. The warmer weather has got the bite firing on all cylinders in the greater Jackson area. Tom at Knutson's is ready to check in your fish ...Full Report
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Mother Nature continues to give us fits with all this wind, rain, and inconsistent weather. Did manage to get a trip in on Saturday fighting some NE winds and waves. Fishing has been really good when ...Full Report
Three afternoon trips in a row. It’s been a long time since we’ve done that and the fishing has been fantastic. It’s pretty simple to do these reports right now. We have been running the same p ...Full Report
Mackinaw city fishing is starting to heat up! Fisherman are coming in with limit catches on Trout and isn’t taking long. Captain Matt Rockin’ and Reelin’ Sportfishing 231-203-4102 matt@rockinree ...Full Report
We had an awesome day beach trolling from the Manistee harbor to the south. We encountered pockets of fish all the way to the 1st major point. This 5 mile troll produced 8 very nice Lakers and a coupl ...Full Report
Marquette: Has had some very good fishing lately, with numbers of Chinook, coho, lake trout, brown trout and steelhead being caught. Trolling with spoons and stick baits in 20 to 40 feet. Limit catche ...Full Report
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Munising: Water temperatures have not warmed since ice out and remain about 36 degrees. Boat anglers targeting coho caught anywhere from a few to limit catches. The odd steelhead, brown trout or splak ...Full Report
First trip of the year for Trident Sportfishing this weekend! Still waiting for the Salmon to migrate North in full force but they are starting to get here. A few nice Kings being caught out in front ...Full Report
Grand Marais: The north winds bring in good fishing resulting in good catches of coho when trolling outside the breakwall and towards Lonesome Point. Limits of whitefish were taken off the breakwall w ...Full Report
Redhorse and suckers are running on many Lake Michigan tributaries. Anglers were still catching walleye on the Menominee, Peshtigo and Oconto rivers but the bite was slowing down with more suckers com ...Full Report
Ducks are coming in and the ice is going out! ...Full Report
Well I spent a few hours in the waters off Tawas this past Friday. To say the bite was good would be an understatement. Myself and friend Steve Vander Mark trolled and casted our way to 10 very nice w ...Full Report
Fishing has been up and down with the weather patterns. Cold fronts and high pressure have plagued us with the best bite occurring on warm days, sun or clouds. Fish are still fairly bunched up and cap ...Full Report
5-16-19 The walleye bite was very solid given all the high winds and rain that we received earlier in the month. Locals report good results for walleye and the occasional early run smallmouth bass. Fo ...Full Report
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