Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – October 9th, 2015


East Jordan Area

Fishing has been slow. Salmon runs have been very slow on the Jordan and other streams in the area. Walleye fishing has been pretty good on Lake Charlevoix. Bass fishing has been good, too. Crappie fishing has been good on Six Mile Lake. Grouse and woodcock hunters report good flush rates. Leaves are just starting to fall. Archery deer season should be decent.

Tom’s Bait & Tackle, (231) 536-3521.

Cadillac Area

Fishing pressure has been very light on lakes Cadillac and Mitchell. A few panfish and pike have been caught. Deer numbers are light in Roscommon County, and the archery season got off to a slow start. Grouse and woodcock hunters report fair flush rate. Leaves are starting to fall.

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



Houghton Lake Area

Fishing pressure has been light on Houghton Lake. A few anglers report catching light numbers of walleyes, but a lot of them have been undersized. Deer numbers are in better shape than in the recent past and the archery season should be decent. Waterfowl hunting has been good, with a lot of geese in the area.

Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231.

Hubbard Lake Area

Fishing pressure has been light on Hubbard Lake, with high winds keeping anglers grounded. When they can get out, a good perch bite has been reported by those fishing nightcrawlers in 12 to 14 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been slow. Hunting pressure has been light. There are good numbers of geese in the area. 

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


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