Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – August 15th, 2014

East Jordan Area

Walleye fishing has been real good in the south arm of Lake Charlevoix. Anglers trolling with crankbaits and crawler harnesses report catching good numbers of fish.
Tom’s Bait & Tackle, (231) 536-3521.

Traverse City Area

Salmon are starting to show up in Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. Anglers trolling dodgers and squids early and late in the day are picking up a few fish in the upper 50 feet of water. Lakers also are hitting in the bays in 110 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been pretty good on Big Platte Lake, and a good panfish bite has been reported by anglers fishing in 15 to 25 feet of water on Spider and Arbutus lakes.
WildFishing Guide Service, www.wildfishing.com.

Cadillac Area

Walleye fishing is improving on Lake Cadillac. Bottom bouncers and nightcrawler harnesses trolled in 20 feet of water have produced good results. Crappie fishing also has been pretty good at the east end of Cadillac. A few bluegills are still being found in the shallows on Lake Mitchell. Pike fishing has been very good along the weedbeds in both Cadillac and Mitchell.
Schaefer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (231) 775-7085.
Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop, (231) 775-5412.

Grayling Area

Walleye fishing has been good on Lake Margrethe. Anglers trolling cranks and crawlers are taking fish in 26 feet of water between Eagle Point and Bear Point. Bluegills and perch are being caught in the west bay and the south bay of Margrethe. Trout fishing has been slow on the AuSable.
Skip’s Sport Shop, (989) 348-7111.

Houghton Lake Area

Walleye fishing has been very good on Houghton Lake. Crawlers and leeches fished in 8 to 10 feet of water are picking fish out of the weeds. The panfish bite is on fire in 10 feet of water.
Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231.

Oscoda Area

Walleye and catfish action has been good in the lower stretch of the AuSable River. The best bites has come to anglers fishing at night. Lake trout and a few Atlantic and pink salmon have been caught in Lake Huron. Those trolling in 100 feet of water have reported the best success.
Wellman’s Sport Center, (989) 739-2869

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