Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – December 4th, 2015
Deer hunting has been slow in Emmet County. The late grouse season should be pretty good. A few people are getting out on Burt Lake and catching light numbers of yellow perch in the deep hole.
Young’s Bait and Party Shop, (231) 548-5286.
Traverse City Area
Firearms deer season has been slow in Grand Traverse County. Late grouse season should be pretty good, with decent numbers of birds in the area. Steelhead fishing has been good on the Boardman River. Spawn, flies, and spoons have all been taking fish.
WildFishing Guide 536-3521Service, www.wildfishing.com.
Firearms deer season was a little slow in Wexford and Missaukee counties. Walleye fishing has been good in the canal between lakes Mitchell and Cadillac. The best bite has been on crankbaits fished after dark.
Schaefer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (231) 775-7085.
Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop, (231) 775-5412.
Houghton Lake Area
Deer hunting has been slow in Roscommon and Missaukee counties. A few big bucks have been taken, but overall the harvest is down. There was a little snow on the ground last week, which helped some. Fishing pressure has been light on Houghton Lake.
Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231.
The firearms deer season was decent in Iosco and Ogemaw counties with lots of big bucks being taken. There was a dusting of snow on the ground last week. Whitefish are hitting wax worms on Lake Huron off the docks at Tawas. A few walleyes have been caught at night, but fishing pressure has been light.
M-65 Bait Shop, (989) 756-3651.
The firearms deer season was pretty good, with lots of big bucks being taken in the area. Waterfowl hunting has been pretty good, too, with good numbers of ducks and geese in the area for those who are still hunting. Steelhead fishing has been very good in the AuSable River. Whitefish are hitting wax worms and salmon eggs fished off the pier on Lake Huron. Walleyes have been caught off the pier at night. Jigs and Twister tails have produced the best results.
Wellman’s Sport Center, (989) 739-2869.