Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – July 17th, 2015
Traverse City Area
Whitefish have arrived in East Grand Traverse Bay. Anglers are using jigging spoons in 30 to 60 feet of water with good results. Walleyes are suspended in 35 to 45 feet of water on South Lake Leelenau, and anglers are catching good numbers of fish on crankbaits.
WildFishing Guide Service, www.wildfishing.com.
Walleye fishing has picked up on Lake Cadillac. Anglers are trolling nightcrawler harnesses in 15 to 16 feet of water. Limits of crappies have been caught on Cadillac, too. Bass and pike are keeping anglers busy on both Cadillac and Lake Mitchell.
Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop, (231) 775-5412.
Isos and cahills were hatching on the AuSable River last week, and anglers there were catching lots of brown trout. Blue-winged olives were hatching, too. Fishing pressure has been light due to canoers and tubers taking over the river. The best plan is to get out early. A few hexes were still hatching last week above Mio.
AuSable Angler, (989) 826-8500.
Good numbers of lake trout are hitting spoons and Wobble Glos trolled in 100 feet of water on Lake Huron. Catfish and a couple walleyes have been caught off the pier. Inland, the bluegill bite has been very good on Cedar and Van Etten lakes.
Wellman’s Sport Center, (989) 739-2869.