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Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – October 11th, 2013

East Jordan Area

Salmon fishing has been good in the Boyne and Jordan rivers. A couple salmon have been caught in 100 feet of water in Lake Charlevoix, and a few perch have been caught, too. The panfish bite remains good on the Bellaire Chain of Lakes. Small-game season is off to a good start. The archery deer season should be good, but the opener was warm.
Tom’s Bait & Tackle, (231) 536-3521.

Cadillac Area

Fishing has been slow on lakes Mitchell and Cadillac. Fair numbers of bass have been caught along the wedbeds, but fishing pressure has been light. The archery opener was warm, and deer numbers are down.
Schaefer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (231) 775-7085.
Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop, (231) 775-5412.

Grayling Area

Perch and bluegills are hitting in Lake Margrethe. Salmon fishing has been good in the Boardman and the Boyne rivers. Grouse and woodcock hunting has been pretty good, with good flush rates in the area. The archery deer season got of to a warm start, but action should improve as the temperatures fall. There are good numbers of deer in the area.
Skip’s Sport Shop, (989) 348-7111.

Higgins Lake Area

Fishing pressure has been very light on Higgins Lake. A few perch have been caught, and lakers are hitting in the deeper water. Grouse and woodcock hunting has been fair but will improve when the leaves fall. The bow opener was slow and warm.
Higgins Lake Sport & Tackle, (989) 821-9517.
Phoenix Party and Bait Store, (989) 821-7220.

Oscoda Area

Salmon fishing remains pretty good in the AuSable River and at the mouth of the river in Lake Huron. A few walleyes have been caught off the pier and off the mouth of the river. Good perch fishing has been reported by anglers fishing on VanEtten Lake. Upland game bird hunting has been slow, with heavy foliage hampering success. The bow opener was warm, but a couple hunters tagged bucks.
Wellman’s Sport Center, (989) 739-2869.

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