Michigan Fishing Reports

Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Indian River Walleye fishing has been good on Crooked Lake. Crankbaits and nightcrawlers have produced pretty good results. Fishing pressure has been light on Burt and Mullett lakes, where the surface water has been up to 80 degrees. Steams are running low, but trout fishing has been good. Pat & Gary’s Party Store, (231) 238-6776. Traverse City Area Salmon are starting…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Pickford Area Walleye fishing has been good in Raber Bay off Lime Island and off Round Island. Perch fishing has been fair at Cedarville in Lake Huron. Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. Drummond Island Area Fishing has slowed a little around Drummond. Smallies are hitting nightcrawlers and chubs in Scotts and Maxton bays. A few walleyes have ben caught on nightcrawler…

Southern Wisconsin Fishing Report – July 27th, 2012

LAKE MICHIGAN/METRO AREA LAKES Trollers in Sheboygan have been catching decent numbers of chinooks, along with a few cohos, and rainbow and brown trout. Water temperatures near shore have warmed up. Fish have been around 90 to 100 feet of water early in the morning, and then have been moving deeper to the 120- to 140-foot range. In Port Washington,…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – July 20th, 2012

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Herring are hitting wax worms fished in Lake Huron in 10 to 20 feet of water from Cedarville to Drummond Island and north to Lime Island. Walleye fishing has been good in Raber Bay. Crawler harnesses and crankbaits are both producing good results. Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. Drummond Island Area Walleye fishing has been good in…

Central LP Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Saginaw Bay Area Walleye fishing remains steady on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. A good bite has been reported by anglers fishing in 12 to 17 feet of water from the mouth of the Saginaw River all the way to Standish. Nightcrawlers, divers and spoons, and stickbaits are all catching fish. Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341. Baldwin Area Trout fishing has…

Southern Wisconsin Fishing Report – June 15th, 2012

LAKE MICHIGAN/METRO AREA LAKES On Waukesha and Walworth county lakes, bluegills were being caught in weedbeds in 5 to 10 feet of water. Anglers also were reporting good numbers of bluegills from Upper and Lower Nemahbin, Nashotah, Phantom, and Big Muskego lakes. Anglers report catching bluegills and crappies on Keesus. Bass and northern pike activity also has increased, with many…

The Thumb Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Caseville Area Bass fishing has been good along the shore of Lake Huron and off the breakwall in the harbor in Caseville. Walleyes are hitting crawler harnesses from Sand Point to Quanicassee in 7 to 16 feet of water. Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465. Port Huron Atlantic salmon and a few cohos have been caught in 40 to 110 feet of…

Northeastern LP Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Houghton Lake Area Walleye fishing has been decent on Houghton Lake. Crawlers and leeches are both taking fish. Bluegills and crappies are hitting in the shallows along the weedbeds. Mayflies are hatching. Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231. Higgins Lake Area Perch fishing has slowed on Higgins Lake, but a few fish are still being caught along the drop-off. Pike…

Fishing action is heating up; turkey hunting slow – Southern LP Report

Irish Hills Area Bluegills are starting to stage, and anglers are catching good numbers of fish on local inland lakes. Turkey hunting has slowed, and hunting pressure has been light. Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786. Lake Orion Bass fishing has been good on Lake Orion. The early morning bite has been hot, with topwater presentations taking lots…