Michigan Fishing Reports

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — Feb. 3, 2017

Lake St. Clair Ice fishing on Lake St. Clair has come to an abrupt halt with rain and warm temperatures wreaking havoc on ice conditions. A few anglers were walking out at the Metropark and in Anchor Bay but that was ill-advised. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Irish Hills Area Unseasonably warm temperatures and rain have deteriorated ice conditions across…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — Jan. 20, 2017

Lake St. Clair Panfish and perch fishing have been good in the marinas and canals around Lake St. Clair. Some of the main lake areas have frozen, but anglers were still fishing close to shore. With rain and warm temperatures returning to southern Michigan, anglers should use extreme caution when heading out on the ice. Ice that has thawed and…

Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

NORTHWESTERN LP Traverse City Area Fishing was getting better in Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. Catch rates increased with lake trout and cisco being caught south and east of the M-37 boat launch in the East Bay. A fair number of smallmouth bass were caught and released in the bay and below the dam in Elk Rapids. Lake trout were caught in West Bay when trolling in…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Pike fishing has picked up on Lake Huron around the islands at Cedarville. Minnows and smelt were both catching fish. All the bays from Moscow Channel to Hessel Bay are producing pike. Some splake are still being caught in Hessel Bay. A few perch have showed up in Moscow Channel.  Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. Drummond Island…

Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Lake St. Clair Anglers caught largemouth and smallmouth bass in 7 feet of water along the shoreline last week on Lake St. Clair. Most fish were caught south of the Clinton River cutoff launch and near the mouth of the Detroit River. Crankbaits produced the best results. Dark green and crayfish were good colors. Those targeting perch and panfish did best in the canals just north…

Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

NORTHWESTERN LP Traverse City Area Lake herring and lake trout were keeping anglers busy last week on Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay. Those fishing Swedish pimples in  35 to 75 feet of water reported good results. Walleye fishing has been good on South Lake Leelenau. Crankbaits trolled in 10 to 17 feet of water have produced good results. Crappies were hitting jigs and minnows fished in the…