Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – June 7th, 2013
Walleye fishing was slow last week on Burt and Mullett lakes because of cold, stormy weather rolling through the area. Prior to the bad weather, a few walleyes were being caught during the day in 20 feet of water on Burt. In the evening, the fish are moving into 8 to 10 feet of water. Crankbaits and jigs and minnows have both produced good results.
Pat & Gary’s Party Store, (231) 238-6776.
Brown trout are still hitting around the piers in Lake Michigan with some limit catches being reported. Body baits and alewives are both producing good results. Cold water has kept the chinook out in deeper water.
Tackle Box, (231) 352-7673.
Walleye fishing has slowed a little on lakes Cadillac and Mitchell, but a few fish are still being caught by anglers drifting crawler harnesses, especially at night. Bluegills are moving up on the beds in the shallows and are hitting wax worms and leaf worms. Bass and pike fishing has been pretty good on both lakes, too.
Schaefer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (231) 775-7085.
Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop, (231) 775-5412.
Trout fishing has been good on the AuSable River, with several bug hatches keeping fish active. Walleye and bluegill fishing has been good on Lake Margrethe. The ‘gills are moving into the shallows.
Skip’s Sport Shop, (989) 348-7111.
Houghton Lake Area
Fishing pressure has been light on Houghton Lake, with stormy weather keeping anglers grounded. A few walleyes have been caught on leeches and crawlers fished along the weeds in 6 to 8 feet of water. Bass and crappies have been hitting in the shallows, but the crappies are starting to move back into deeper water.
Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231.
Hubbard Lake Area
Walleye fishing was pretty good on Hubbard Lake before high winds and rain blew through last week. Since then, fishing has been slow and fishing pressure light. A few pike have been caught on live bait and spinnerbaits fished along the weeds.
Side Door Bait and Tackle, (989) 736-6418.
Lake trout, steelhead, and salmon have been keeping anglers busy in Lake Huron. Walleye fishing has been slow on Lake Huron, but pretty good on the Thunder Bay River. Pike and bass fishing also has been good in the river.
Clem’s Live Bait & Tackle, (989) 354-2070.
Walleye fishing is improving on Lake Huron. The best action has come to anglers fishing either very early or very late in the day, especially off the pier. The steelhead bite remains pretty good in the AuSable River.
Wellman’s Sport Center, (989) 739-2869.