Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – September 25th, 2015


Indian River

Fishing has been slow on Burt and Mullet lakes, but fishing pressure has been light. A few walleyes and smallmouth bass have been caught. Grouse hunters report fair flush rates so far.

Pat & Gary’s Party Store, (231) 238-6776.

Traverse City Area

Walleyes are hitting on Fife Lake in 8 to 12 feet of water. Jigs tipped with leeches or crawlers fished on the outside of the weedbeds are producing good results. Smallmouth bass are hitting spinnerbaits on South Lake Leelanau in 4 to 8 feet of water. Salmon fishing has been slow on Lake Michigan, but light numbers of fish are trickling into the Boardman, Elk, Betsie, and Big Manistee rivers. Grouse hunting has been good, with decent flush rates being reported. 

WildFishing Guide Service, 

Cadillac Area

Fishing has been decent on lakes Mitchell and Cadillac. Crappies and bluegills are hitting on Lake Cadillac, and a few bass and pike have been caught on both lakes. Light numbers of small perch also have been caught on both lakes. Hunting seasons have been slow to get started.

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



Grayling Area

Panfish and perch are hitting on Lake Margrethe. The best action has been in 15 feet of water. Grouse hunters report good flush rates.

Skip’s Sport Shop, (989) 348-7111.

Houghton Lake Area

Fishing has been decent on Houghton Lake. Lots of northern pike are being caught all over the lake. Walleyes are still hitting crawlers, but lots of small fish are being caught. Grouse hunting has been slow, and hunting pressure has been light. Squirrel hunting has been very good. 

Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231.

Bait & Tackle, (989) 354-2070.

Oscoda Area

A few salmon have moved in toward shore on Lake Huron, but river fishing on the AuSable River has been slow. Hunting pressure has been light.

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

Categories: Michigan Fishing Reports, North (Central)

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