4-26-21 Alpena Lots of lake trout off Alpena, Presque Isle,and Rockport. 40-70 feet of water. Chartreuse, orange, green, and white colors have been consistent colors everyday. Coppers riggers, and dr ...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
12-28-20 Manistique Lakes in Curtis. Ice fishing season is rolling in full swing on big and south lake Manistique. We're hearing reports of very good mixed bag fishing on both lakes. Walleyes are comi ...Full Report
4-18-21 Drummond Island The perch fishing has been hit and miss with the recent drop in water temperatures, the perch will get very good with just a little more warmer weather. However the pre spawn s ...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
5-2-21 Saginaw Bay Fishing is heating up with the warmer temperatures. Flicker shads and flicker minnows are still the program. The most consistent bite is in 13 to 17 Fow. 2.0 on the speed. The bes ...Full Report
4-25-21 Holland Michigan Fishing in Holland is just starting for the season. We fished from the beach to 70ft with the kids to shake down the boat. The result was a few lake trout. It was good to g ...Full Report
1-25-21 Indian River The ice fishing on Burt Lake is officially started. Over the last week the cold night temperatures have given us about 6" of good ice. The fish are being caught in a variety of w ...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
5-2-21 Mackinaw City Fishing out of Mackinaw City towards the south is firing on all cylinders now. The water is touching 40 degrees and the slot between the mainland and the island is holding lots o ...Full Report
4-25-21 Manistee Trout fishing is picking up with the hatches of Hendrickson’s and BWO’s getting more consistent . The trout streamer bite is also going to be good for the next month. Smallmouth fi ...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
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11-2-20 Sault Sainte Marie fishing report. Weather just doesn't want to let up, but when you can fish are still biting. Salmon and steelhead are still behind the power plant. Trolling small St ...Full Report
4-11-21 Tawas area Guys are definitely catching walleye trolling body baits from Tawas towards Augres. Fish are relatively shallow and post spawn. I have been concentrating north and the Lower AuSabl ...Full Report
5-10-21 Traverse City The Smallmouth in the Traverse city area are eating!! The most effective presentations are in flux Slow and very slow presentations following these unusually cold nights has bee ...Full Report
3-23-21 Western UP Open water fishing has started early Western U.P. by going out of the newly renovated Saxon Harbor Wi. Which is on the Michigan boundary water of Lake Superior. Coho are very ...Full Report
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