Opportunities abound for hardcore anglers willing to brave low temperatures to chase various species on the Great Lakes and in Great Lakes tributaries.
First ice is always best, no question about it.
For the first time in memory, both king and chum salmon have dwindled to almost nothing and the state has banned salmon fishing on the Yukon.
Bass starting to sneak into fall patterns, while perch fishing has been on fire across the state. And still a lot of salmon in the rivers.
This tactic is deadly and you don’t have to fool with spawn.
Salmon bite is hot. They’ve moved into the rivers, so shore fishing is firing up.
Wind making things challenging, but anglers still getting after salmon in a big way.
The salmon are in the river and accessible to everyone. A lot of good reports coming out. And fall perch bite starting to heat up.
A few salmon and brown trout may even find their way into the bays.