Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – July 31st, 2015


Traverse City Area

A few salmon are still being caught in East and West Grand Traverse bays. Dodgers and flies or spoons trolled 65 feet down over 150 feet of water are catching fish. Largemouth bass fishing has been very good on Big Platte Lake. Anglers dragging nightcrawlers under bobbers and casting crankbaits and tubes report good action. Trout anglers are enjoying a good bite on local trout streams. Terrestrials have been producing the best results for browns and brookies. Streams are stable. 

WildFishing Guide Service, 

Cadillac Area

Walleye fishing has been slow on lakes Cadillac and Mitchell, but bass fishing has been pretty good. Anglers report good success when fishing with nightcrawlers or topwater baits. A few crappies have been caught along the weeds of Lake Mitchell.

Schaefer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (231) 775-7085.

Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop, (231) 775-5412.



Mio Area

Warm weather has put a damper on trout fishing on the AuSable River at Mio. Water is running in the low 70s and fishing has slowed. Anglers are finding cooler water and active fish on the South Branch AuSable and the at the holy waters. Fish are hitting isos, blue-winged olives, and cahills. Streamer fishing for smallmouth bass has been very good on the AuSable at Alcona 

AuSable Angler, (989) 826-8500.

Oscoda Area

Walleye fishing has been pretty good in the AuSable River below Foote Dam. Crawler harnesses and crankbaits fished early and late have produced good results. Light numbers of lakers are being caught in Lake Huron in 80 to 150 feet of water.

Wellman’s Sport Center, (989) 739-2869.


Categories: Michigan Fishing Reports, North (Central)

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