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Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report - November 23rd, 2012

Posted on November 22, 2012

East Jordan Area

Deer hunting has been good. The rut is on in Charlevoix County and bucks are chasing does. Fishing pressure has been very light. For those who are getting out, walleyes and bass are hitting in Lake Charlevoix, and perch are hitting minnows fished in 90 feet of water in Lake Michigan.
Tom’s Bait & Tackle, (231) 536-3521.

Traverse City Area

Deer hunting has been fair in Grand Traverse County, but is heating up now that the rut is on. Waterfowl hunting has been pretty good, and the cool weather is finally bringing in flight birds. A few steelhead are being caught in the Boardman River. Walleye fishing has been fair on Long Lake and South Lake Leelanau, with the best action coming to anglers casting crankbaits in the shallows at night.
WildFishing Guide Service www.wildfishing.com

Cadillac Area

Deer hunting has been pretty good in  Wexford County. Bucks are chasing does and action is heating up. Fishing pressure has been light on lakes Cadillac and Mitchell. A few walleyes have been caught at night at the mouth of the canal on Lake Mitchell.
Schaefer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (231) 775-7085.
Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop, (231) 775-5412.

Baldwin Area

Deer hunting has been good, and hunting pressure has been high in Lake County. Several nice bucks have been killed in recent weeks. The rut is on. Fishing pressure has been light. A few steelhead are being caught in the Pere Marquette River, but there aren’t many anglers pursuing them.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.

Houghton Lake Area

Deer hunting has been fair in Roscommon County. Deer numbers appear to be up and the rut is on. Waterfowl hunting has been pretty good, and flight birds are arriving. Fishing pressure has been light on Houghton Lake. A fair number of walleyes have been caught on shiners fished in 6 to 8 feet of water. Pike are hitting all over the lake.
Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231.

Higgins Lake Area

Deer hunting has been decent in Roscommon County and the rut is on. Waterfowl hunting has been fair, but flight ducks are starting to arrive so the action should improve. Fishing pressure has been very light on Higgins Lake.
Higgins Lake Sport & Tackle, (989) 821-9517.
Phoenix Party and Bait Store, (989) 821-7220.

Hubbard Lake Area

Deer hunting has been decent in Montmorency and Alpena counties, but hunting pressure has been light. Whitefish are starting to bite on Hubbard Lake. Fishing pressure has been light.
Side Door Bait and Tackle, (989) 736-6418.

Oscoda Area

Deer hunting has been very good in Oscoda County. Deer numbers are up, and several nice bucks have been killed. The rut is on. Waterfowl hunting has been “so-so.” Steelhead fishing has been good in the Au Sable River. Whitefish and walleyes are hitting off the pier heads in Lake Huron.
Wellman’s Sport Center, (989) 739-2869.

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