Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – May 24th, 2013

Indian River

Walleye fishing has been pretty good on Burt and Mullett lakes. The spawn is winding down and fish are moving back into the lakes. Morels are popping. The late turkey season has been slow.
Pat & Gary’s Party Store, (231) 238-6776.

East Jordan Area

Fishing has been slow on Lake Charlevoix. Changing weather patterns seem to have the fish scattered. The docks are finally in at all the launches. A few walleyes have been caught on Six Mile Lake and in the Elk River at Elk Rapids. Good numbers of steelhead also are being caught. The late turkey season has been fair, and mushroom hunting has been spotty, although some white morels are popping.
Tom’s Bait & Tackle, (231) 536-3521.

Traverse City Area

Perch fishing has been very good on Big Glen Lake. Wigglers and minnows fished in 55 feet of water have produced well. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good on Lake Skegemog in 6 to 8 feet of water. Walleye fishing is heating up on Fife Lake. The walleyes are moving into 12 to 19 feet of water.
WildFishing Guide Service

Hubbard Lake Area

Walleye and smallmouth bass are hitting on Hubbard Lake. The best action has come in 5 to 10 feet of water. Anglers are trolling with crawlers and leeches for the walleyes. Smallies are hitting a lot of tube baits. The late turkey season was slow. Turkey numbers are low. A few morels have been found.
Side Door Bait and Tackle, (989) 736-6418.

Onaway Area

Walleye fishing has been good on Black Lake, but cold, windy weather put a damper on things last week. When the bite was on, stickbaits were producing the best results. Brook trout fishing has been pretty good on the Black River, where the water level is still high. The late turkey season has been fair, but hunting pressure has been light. White morels are popping.
Parrott’s Outpost, (989) 733-2472.

Alpena Area

Walleye fishing has been pretty good in the Thunder Bay River, and a few steelhead are still being caught at the Ninth Street Dam. Cold weather has kept fishing pressure to a minimum, but those heading out report a fair walleye bite in Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay. Turkey hunting has been slow, and a few morels are being found.
Clem’s Live Bait & Tackle, (989) 354-2070.

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