Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012
Walleye fishing has been fair on Burt and Mullett lakes with the mayfly (hex) hatch still occurring. A few walleyes have been caught on crawler harnesses on Burt Lake, but fishing pressure has been light. The hex hatch has been welcomed by anglers fishing the Pigeon River where nighttime action for browns has been great.
Pat & Gary’s Party Store, (231) 238-6776.
Traverse City Area
Salmon are starting to show up in the Grand Traverse Bays, and anglers using divers and spoons are catching the most fish. Fair numbers of lakers are hitting, too. The hex hatch has hampered walleye fishing on inland lakes, but trout anglers were dialing in on the end of the hatch on area streams.
WildFishing Guide Service www.wildfishing.com
Houghton Lake Area
Walleye fishing has been good on Houghton Lake. Anglers fishing with crawlers and leeches are catching good numbers of fish in 8 to 10 feet of water around the weeds. Bluegills are bedding in 6 to 8 feet of water.
Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231.
Hubbard Lake Area
Walleye and smallmouth bass fishing has been good on Hubbard Lake. The best walleye action has been in 20 feet of water on crawlers and leeches. Bass are hitting crawlers and tubebaits fished in 5 to 15 feet of water.
Side Door Bait and Tackle, (989) 736-6418.
Lake trout and a few salmon are being caught in 80 to 100 feet of water in Lake Huron. A fair number of walleyes are being caught off the pier, but a lot of them are undersized. Walleye fishing has been good in the AuSable River, and a couple catfish have been caught, too. Bluegills are biting on VanEtten Lake.
Wellman’s Sport Center, (989) 739-2869.