Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – November 22nd, 2013
East Jordan Area
The rut is on. The firearms deer season should be good in Charlevoix County. Fishing pressure has been light on Lake Charlevoix. A couple walleyes and bass have been caught.
Tom’s Bait & Tackle, (231) 536-3521.
Traverse City Area
Bucks are chasing does, and the firearms deer season should be fair in Grand Traverse County. The deer population is in decent shape. Steelhead fishing has been good on the Boardman, Elk, and Big Manistee rivers. Lots of fish up to 15 pounds have been caught. Spawn has produced the best results. Rain, wind, and snow have kept anglers off of Grand Traverse Bay. Perch are hitting on Long Lake and South Lake Leelanau.
WildFishing Guide Service www.wildfishing.com
The rut is on and bucks are on the move. The firearms deer season should be pretty good in Wexford County. Fishing pressure has been light on lakes Cadillac and Mitchell as sportsmen gear up for the firearms season. A few walleyes are still being caught at the mouth of the canal on Lake Mitchell.
Schaefer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (231) 775-7085.
Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop, (231) 775-5412.
Houghton Lake Area
Bucks are rutting in Roscommon and Missaukee counties. The gun season should be decent. Walleye fishing remains pretty good in the shallows on Houghton Lake. Crankbaits fished at night are producing good results.
Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231.
Bucks are chasing does in Alpena County, and hunting action has improved. The gun season should be good as long as fair weather remains. Whitefish action has been good off the pier in Lake Huron and on the Thunder Bay River below the 9th Street Dam. Ice jigs and wax worms are producing good results.
Clem’s Live Bait & Tackle, (989) 354-2070.
The firearms deer season should be good. The rut is on and bucks are on the prowl in Iosco County. Waterfowl hunting is heating up, with flight birds moving through the area. Walleyes and steelhead are hitting off the piers in Lake Huron. Spoons and crankbaits are both catching fish. Steelhead fishing has been good in the AuSable River, too. Spawn has produced the best action.
Wellman’s Sport Center, (989) 739-2869