9/28/20 Alpena Looking for Hot fall action? Look no further than Alpena! Board rods are stupid busy, 50-125-200 coppers. High Dreamweaver #107 divers on wire back 75-100. Traxstech Riggers and sliders ...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
8-3-20 Curtis Walleye fishing at big Manistee Lake in Curtis has been very good. I’m up here on my summer vacation and as you can see the walleye and perch are cooperative. I’ve been doing everything ...Full Report
10-11-20 Fishing report for Drummond Island. Perch fishing remains excellent!! The bite is best is in 8-12 ft of water. Perch rigs and minnows are all that you need. This has been an awesome bite. Get ...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
7-20-20 Gaylord area Trout fishing has been excellent in the past weeks. With more great fishing to come. The recent spike in water levels have made it tough but the rivers will be back to normal in ...Full Report
9/28/20 Saginaw Bay Perch fishing has been very good on the Saginaw Bay from Au Gres to the mouth of the Saginaw river. Index from 29' to 16' of water. Traditional perch rigs have been best tipped w ...Full Report
Fishing has overall been decent out of Holland. We have had mixed bags of Kings, coho and trout. Each day is different and our catch has been 8-16 fish per trip. Fish are being found in 80-140ft. Bloo ...Full Report
10-11-20 Indian River Fished Mullet and Burt Lakes today. Came up short only catching 2 walleyes this morning on Mullett (using Glide baits) quitting early due to winds. Went on Burt this afternoon ...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
9-14-20 Ludington The King salmon run on the PereMarquette River is in full swing. Large females are setting up in spawning areas and the big males will be up soon. Bobbing with skene has been the tic ...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
8-17-20 Manistee- We went out of Manistee in the Polar craft this weekend and My son Grant and his girlfriend took out the Anglerquest to test there luck as well. We caught most of our fish at in 120- ...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
10-26-20 Sault Sainte Marie The rain and wind has made it a little tough to get on the St. Mary's river , but when you can the bite can be good. The bays off the main channel are giving up perch, ...Full Report
7-27-20 Tawas area Photo of 11 yr Cameron “Buckshot” Force of Pennsylvania with his first walleye. It was 6lbs. Fishing offshore tawas has been excellent. A mix bag of Lakers, salmon and walleye bei ...Full Report
10-27-20 Traverse City Bronze back opportunities abound in beautiful Northwest Michigan! The Majority of fish are still deep in the big water but will occasionally jump to shallow Waters in the rig ...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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