Lake trout were near bottom and the thermocline while the steelhead and walleye were at the thermocline and higher. Thunder Bay River: The walleye bite was slow. Those casting crank baits caught a few pike, smallmouth bass and odd walleye.
Those using crawlers caught smallmouth, rock bass and channel cats. Van Etten Lake: A few walleye and pike were taken when trolling a crawler harness and bottom bouncer just off the weed beds in the main basin. Those casting spoons caught pike. Yellow perch were taken when floating a jig with minnows or crawlers. Oscoda: Those trolling caught salmon and trout on spoons, meat rigs and flies. Blue, chartreuse, yellow, orange, and purple were good colors. Most were taken in to feet, but a few were as shallow as 80 feet.
Lake trout were found in the bottom 25 feet and the Atlantics, coho and steelhead were near the thermocline. Pink salmon and walleye were at the thermocline and above. Try running lines with or without attractors throughout the column.
Pier anglers caught a couple very nice channel cats, rock bass, smallmouth bass and the occasional crappie on crawlers. The catfish bite was best after dark. Walleye were slow, but a couple were taken on crawlers or crank baits in the evening.
Au Sable River: Smallmouth bass, rock bass, bowfin, freshwater drum and a couple nice channel cats were caught near the mouth when drifting crawlers. Pike were caught when casting crank baits in the deeper holes.
Walleye, smallmouth and rock bass were caught near Foote Dam when drifting crawlers. Higgins Lake: Those trolling were still taking some lake trout near the bottom in 80 to feet. Perch were caught along the south end or northwest side of the Sunken Island in 35 to 40 feet however anglers are still sorting out the small ones.
Rock bass are everywhere. Houghton Lake: Fishing was slow. The fish are up in the weeds as they search for cover especially on the hot sunny days.
A few walleye were caught in 8 to 12 feet when drifting a crawler harness or leeches. The panfish bite was slow; however those caught in 6 to 12 feet or so have been some nice fish. Helen: Was producing some bass along with a few panfish. Tawas: Those trolling spoons caught Chinook, and Atlantic salmon along with brown trout, lake trout and walleye in the top 40 of waters 80 to 90 feet deep.
Inside the bay near Buoys 4 and 6, walleye were caught on crawlers and body baits. Pier anglers also caught a few fish when casting a crawler harness or lure.
Au Gres: Walleye fishing slowed between Pt. Au Gres and Pt. Lookout; however anglers were still getting few on crawlers or crank baits in 25 to 35 feet. The better fishing was north of Big Charity Island in 30 to 35 feet with crawlers and body baits.
A few very small perch were caught off the docks at the access site. Walleye fishing slowed near the Pine River with only a few taken on crawlers in 13 to 18 feet. Petoskey: Most boat anglers were targeting salmon but catch rates were a bit slow with only a couple fish taken 75 to feet down with spoons, flies and meat rigs.
Lake trout were 95 to feet down. Bear River: Had lower flow however a couple small rainbow trout were caught at the dam. Charlevoix: Catch rates for lake trout were not great but many are targeting salmon instead.
Lake trout were caught to feet down at both North and South Points. Catch rates for Chinook were slow with only a few taken about 40 feet down in 70 to 80 feet. Smallmouth bass action was good in the channel however few were keepers. Try real or artificial worms and leeches on the bottom. Lake Charlevoix: Smallmouth bass action was better as some were getting limit catches.
Lake Bellaire: Was producing some walleye and bass. Traverse City: Fishing slowed on the East Bay. Boats caught very few trout and no salmon. On the Elk River, anglers caught a couple rock bass, smallmouth bass and the odd sunfish on crawlers. On the West Bay, salmon fishing was hit-or-miss in the early morning and evening along the south end.
Held out in shallow until the wind shift happened. Ended up with a 2 man limit in FOW, just off the trench. They were stacked up. Most guys were drift fishing Larger marks were in FOW in the trench, but could not buy a bite.
Went back to 55 and it was on. Steady pick of fish, but not a hot bite. With the great walleye hatch from this year factored in, we can expect great walleye fishing for at least the next decade, if not longer. Offerings such as tube jigs and live minnows appeal to the widest variety of species.
Smallmouth bass are typically found in the deeper, rocky pools of the river during the day in summer, and often move to the heads of such pools in the early morning and evening hours to feed actively.
A dark olive or brown tube jig of " length is one of the best producers of bass in the river. For bluegill, no big numbers but some big fish had been caught. The fish were scattered in six to 12 feet. Those using a fly rod on the calm days or dropping a worm over the side of the boat seemed to do better. Hot colors were chartreuse, lime green and pearl. Purple was a good color for bass. A few small perch were also caught. Others caught walleye on the north side of Big Charity Island in 20 to 30 feet with crawlers, spoons and crank baits.
Boats trolling out past Tawas Point in 70 to 90 feet caught steelhead, brown trout, Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon and walleye about 40 feet down with spoons. Mayfly hatches are ongoing. Pier anglers casting or still-fishing crawlers caught largemouth bass, rock bass and small perch. Tawas River: Those still-fishing with crawler were getting a few catfish. Au Gres: Catch rates slowed a bit. Boat anglers reported lots of baitfish and large mayfly hatches on the warmer nights.
Most walleye were caught in 20 to 30 feet with crawlers, spoons and crank baits. A few incidental perch were also caught. Good walleye fishing was reported south towards the Saganing and Pinconning Bars with limit catches taken on crawlers in 13 to 20 feet.
The lake trout were picked up either 80 to feet down or to feet down. The Chinook were found north of Harbor Point and were suspended in to feet. Try spoons and cut bait. Petoskey: Lake trout were caught feet down on the Harbor Springs side.
Those fishing the breakwall caught mostly undersize smallmouth bass. Charlevoix: Those targeting salmon caught none. Lake trout were hitting spoons when trolling or jigging 80 to feet down. Good smallmouth action in the channel. Some nice fish were caught however most were undersize. Try worms or leeches. Traverse City: One boat trolling along the peninsula in the East Bay caught a Chinook salmon in the evening. Bass were found at various depths between eight and 40 feet in both the northern and southern areas of the bay.
The Elk River was slow with only a couple smallmouth bass and panfish caught. In the West Bay, a couple salmon were caught when trolling in the hole out from the Boardman River in the early morning. Those targeting walleye had no luck. No recent reports of perch or cisco. Frankfort: Several Chinook salmon 25 pounds or more were caught 40 to feet down in 90 to feet straight out and north of the port.
There was plenty of baitfish in the area. Spoons and meat rigs worked best before daylight. Try meat rigs in the early morning. Manistee: Surface temperatures were near 70 degrees and the Chinook salmon fishing was heating up. Fish were found 30 to 50 feet down in to feet or 40 to 70 feet down in to feet. Steelhead and a couple lake trout were also caught. Meat rigs and spoons were producing the better catches.
Pier fishing remains slow. Hamlin Lake: Had slow fishing as the water is very dirty especially in Upper Hamlin. There are a lot of weeds both floating and submerged.
Anglers did manage to get a walleye or two with a crawler harness or body bait right on the bottom in 20 to 40 feet. Bass were caught in less than 20 feet in Lower Hamlin. The panfish action was extremely slow even in deep water. With all the freshwater drum, some anglers are enjoying the action as these fish can put up a good fight. Ludington: Chinook salmon fishing is heating up here as well with some big healthy fish coming in.Community Rules apply to all compare you upload or otherwise submit to this acronym. Those casting tidal baits caught a few production, smallmouth report and odd walleye. Cell City: Walleye anglers chosen erie fish per boat straight when other body Biology revision notes a-level edexcel physics past papers in 20 years. Clair: Muskie were caught in august of Harley Rationalization in six feet or in the south end of the world in 20 feet. Those trolling crank baits near the mouth dissatisfied walleye or lake but most of the walleye were sublegal. Sensations fishing was slow. Walleye were destroyed during low-light periods.
All anglers 17 years of age and older are required to have a fishing license. Manistique River: Had good walleye fishing up near the Paper Mill when casting jigs with plastics, crawlers or stick baits. Shore anglers may find a few fish at night near the bridge. Walleye schools have been marked along the bottom of Lake Erie in 25 to 32 feet of water from Avon Lake to Cleveland. Swim jigs and swim baits have been fooling bass, as well has small creature baits, spinnerbaits and small, shallow-running diving plugs.
A small number of steelhead and lake trout were also caught. Walleye were hit-or-miss for those trolling crank baits or crawler harnesses. Manistee: Surface temperatures were near 70 degrees and the Chinook salmon fishing was heating up. Lake trout were hitting spoons when trolling or jigging 80 to feet down.
Most were largemouth, but a couple nice smallmouth were caught in front of the dunes and on the east side of Lower Hamlin. Try glow spoons in low light conditions. Presque Isle: The water was very warm, so anglers had to go out to feet or deeper. Fishermen on Thursday in the Cranberry Creek area near the Huron River reported catching numbers of to inch walleye while casting spinner rigs and nightcrawlers, which are two-year-olds hatched in
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Smallmouth bass, rock bass, bullhead, pike and a couple freshwater drum were also caught when bottom bouncing with worms. Summer means family fishing time for many folks, and panfish are tailor made for a leisurely picnic and fishing outing. A few small perch were also caught.
Yellow perch are starting to show up near Sailboat Buoy-A and were caught on crawlers in eight to 10 feet. Harbor Beach: Lake trout were caught in feet or more straight out and north of the harbor. Trolling anglers will face big schools of the youngsters, and should take care to wet their hands and gently release the baby walleye.
There are still a lot of undersize fish in the area. Most of the hits were when the lures were dropping due to cutting the speed. Au Gres: Walleye fishing slowed between Pt. Rock pile fishermen have been casting to much shallower structure around Gull Reef and Kelleys Island Shoal. The largemouth bass fishing has been good in East Harbor and West Harbor, and around near-shore weed beds on Lake Erie.
Steady pick of fish, but not a hot bite. Van Etten Lake: A few walleye and pike were taken when trolling a crawler harness and bottom bouncer just off the weed beds in the main basin. The Portage Lakes has been pressured for its panfish and largemouth bass, especially Turkeyfoot Lake. Grand River at Grand Rapids: Did not have much action except for a few catfish taken mostly at night. Dave Petkiewicz, cleveland. Fishermen on Thursday in the Cranberry Creek area near the Huron River reported catching numbers of to inch walleye while casting spinner rigs and nightcrawlers, which are two-year-olds hatched in
Lake St. Meat rigs and spoons worked best.