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Traverse City Area Fishing Report

October 7th, 2019

The Fall bite is finally in attendance. With dropping water temps fish are showing up at there usual hangouts and they are hungry. Look for fish to be holding on the deeper edges of the weeds during daylight hours, moving shallow to feed during low light conditions. Jigs with soft plastics are the preferred method of choice. This is the time of year when numbers of quality fish catches go up and daily catch limits are to be expected. As always we fish until the ice is on. Call us at
(517) 719-0577 to book your fall trip!

Happy Fishing and Tight lines!
-Captain Cal

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Bass were caught between the M-37 launch and Old Mission in the East Bay. The best presentations were brown and white tube jigs, senkos, or body baits like shallow diving husky jerks in black and gold patterns.
Those looking for cisco found them and in very good numbers, fishing south of the M-37 launch in 100 feet gave the best chance to find these big numbers of ciscos. In the Elk River, Chinook and coho along with the odd pink salmon were landed at the dam mainly using skein or black spinners.
Big schools of perch were found in Bowers Harbor and Sutton Bay, green and pink perch pounders with minnows or wigglers were the hot ticket once you found the big schools or perch. A good number of cisco and lake trout were caught when trolling near Lee Point. On the Boardman River, trout and salmon fishing was slow but the best action came when using spinners or skein under a fixed float.

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