Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – September 11th, 2015


Frankfort Area

Salmon fishing has been good on Lake Michigan at Frankfort. The best action has been straight out from the harbor in 175 to 250 feet of water, 45 to 125 feet down. Anglers report catching a lot of kings and light numbers of steelhead. Fishing has been good  off the wall in Alberta.

Tackle Box, (231) 352-7673.

Kalkaska Area

Walleye fishing has been pretty good on Lake Manistee. Salmon are hitting in Lake Michigan and staging at the river mouths. Lake trout fishing has been good in Grand Traverse Bays. Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good along the weeds in East Grand Traverse Bay

Jack’s Sport Shop, (231) 258-8892.

Cadillac Area

Bass fishing has been fair on both lakes Mitchell and Cadillac. A few ‘gills have been caught, too, and bass anglers report catching lots of pike on both lakes, but most have been small.

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



Hubbard Lake Area

Walleye fishing has been good on Hubbard Lake in 40 to 50 feet of water. The fish are suspended and hitting nightcrawlers and stickbaits fished 34 to 36 feet down. Smallmouth bass are hitting in 3 to 12 feet of water all along the shore. Spinnerbaits, tube jigs, and crawlers are catching fish. Fair numbers of perch are hitting red worms in 10 to 15 feet of water. Early goose season got off to a good start. Deer numbers seem to be up.

Side Door Bait and Tackle, (989) 736-6418.

Hale Area

Pike fishing has been pretty good on Foote Dam Pond on the AuSable River. Panfish action has been good on Long, Loon, and Londo lakes. The best bites have come to anglers fishing in deeper water along the outside of the weeds. The early goose season got off to a good start, but warm weather hampered some hunters on the opener.

M-65 Bait Shop, (989) 756-3651.

Oscoda Area

Fishing has slowed a little on Lake Huron. A few salmon have been caught off the pier heads, and lakers have been caught in 100 to 140 feet of water. Light numbers of walleyes are hitting at the mouth of the AuSable River. Bass and bluegills have been caught on Foote and Cook dam ponds.

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



Categories: Michigan Fishing Reports, North (Central)

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