5-26-20 Alpena Thunder Bay, Rockport, and Presque Isle is starting to heat up with the mixed bag. King, Pink, and Atlantic Salmon, steelhead, walleye and Lake Trout. Targeting 50-70 feet of water has ...Full Report
5-25-20 Cadillac It’s been an unusually long and cold spring with water temperatures that are just slowly starting to warm up. Typically this time of year Bass and Bluegills have been on beds for some ...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
2/4/20 Our last report from the Cheboygan area came off of the very famous Burt lake but this week we are talking about its twin, Mullet lake. Mullet Lake has been fishing very well for perch and wa ...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
5-25-20 Drummond Island and lower St Mary’s river report for May 25th 2020 . Walleye fishing in Scott’s and Maxton bays are considerably slower than normal at this time of the year .We have had East w ...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
5-11-20 Frankfort-Lake Michigan The trout bite remains fantastic in the skinny water, the best has been from 30’ to 60’. Don’t worry about being super tight to bottom, these ferocious early season tro ...Full Report
5-11-20 Greater Gaylord area Cold temperatures across northern Michigan brought snow but that didn’t stop the hendricksons from hatching in full force. Saturday was windy but there was a good amount o ...Full Report
5-18-20 Saginaw Bay fishing report. We finally got out after all this NE winds. Fishing is good from north of Linwood to the mouth of the river in 16-24’ feet of water. Crank baits such as flicker sh ...Full Report
5-25-20holland Fishing out of Holland has been outstanding. We have been able to catch solid numbers of kings, lake trout and coho. We started this week fishing in 130-145 ft of water but the fish hav ...Full Report
1/20/20 When you think Indian River, MI you tend to think of the inland water ways and the two prestigious lakes the touch and those are Mullet and Burt Lake. This week we are focusing on Burt Lake a ...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
5-19-20 Ludington Lake Michigan Fishing out of Ludington has been fantastic. South to Pentwater and north up towards Big Point Sauble has been producing limit catches of trout and some silver fish ar ...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
5-12-20 Manistee area It’s Spring time in Manistee Michigan. More and more King salmon are showing up everyday in skinny water. Lake trout and an occasional steelhead can be found as well when trolli ...Full Report
5-18-20.Marquette Fishing Report The Trout Bite has Really turned on, Rise in water temps after the light rain this week has kicked some fish in gear. Brown trout and brook trout hitting small Spinne ...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
Fish and ice report: Walleye have been picky the last couple days. We marked a lot, but only the throwbacks and 15 inch fish are feeding. The water is still pretty clear which is probably contributin ...Full Report
Tawas/Oscoda fishing report. 5-26-20 Lower AuSable River, walleye fishing has been very good. Drifting crawlers early morning and just after dark. The 2 man limit in the photo was caught in 2 hours ...Full Report
5-26-20 Traverse City area The big lake is pre-spawn,soft plastics are dominating for the most part but rippers are holding their own.. Focus on temperature zones.Inland and big water are seeing unpre ...Full Report
5-25-20 Lake Superior is still producing with a shallow water bite.Rainbow,Brown,Lake Trout, and King ,Coho Salmon can be caught starting at 10ft water out to 40 ft depth. Minnow imitation lures a ...Full Report
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