Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – October 12th, 2012
Perch fishing has been pretty good on Burt and Mullett lakes. Fish up to 15 inches have been caught. A few walleyes are hitting, too. Waterfowl hunting has been pretty good, and the archery deer season is off to a good start. Deer numbers are up a little.
Pat & Gary’s Party Store, (231) 238-6776.
East Jordan Area
Fishing has been slow on Lake Charlevoix. Salmon are being caught in the Bear River, Boyne River, and at the cement plant at Medusa. Waterfowl hunting has been good, and the archery deer season is off to a fair start. Grouse and woodcock hunting has been solid.
Tom’s Bait & Tackle, (231) 536-3521.
Traverse City Area
Salmon fishing remains good on the Manistee, Betsie, Boardman, Platte, and Elk rivers. Perch fishing has been good on South Lake Leelanau in 12 to 15 feet of water. Grouse and woodcock hunting has been good, and bird numbers appear to be up in the area.
WildFishing Guide Service
Houghton Lake Area
Perch and walleyes are hitting on Hubbard Lake. Anglers fishing with nightcrawlers and minnows report good action in 10 feet of water. Grouse hunting has been good, and the archery deer season has been fair.
Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231.
Higgins Lake Area
Perch fishing has been pretty good on Higgins Lake. Anglers fishing with minnows in 30 to 50 feet of water around the island are catching good numbers of fish. Grouse and woodcock hunting has been pretty good. Bird numbers are up. Archery deer hunting is also off to a good start.
Higgins Lake Sport & Tackle, (989) 821-9517.
Phoenix Party and Bait Store, (989) 821-7220.