Michigan fishing report for mid-June walleye, bass, and salmon. The upcoming full moon will present great opportunities to fish for spawning largemouth and smallmouth bass.
When targeting spawning bass in waters with gobies, the importance of rapid release to allow bass to protect their beds. Summer boating safety and etiquette.
Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan – AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for early June. Great fishing conditions for bluegill and crappie on inland lakes, and cisco and lake trout in the Grand Traverse Bays. Salmon are starting coming up the coast – through Frankfort and Manistee – and they’re BIG!
Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan – AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for late May. Post-spawn walleye fishing tips. Smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing report. Southern Michigan salmon and northern Michigan lake trout fishing report.
Post-spawn walleye fishing tips. Smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing report. Southern Michigan salmon and northern Michigan lake trout fishing report.
Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan – AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-May.
Unseasonably cold weather is creating extended opportunities for pre-spawn smallmouth and largemouth bass, shallow walleye, and cisco fishing in northern Michigan.
Captain Chad Dilts of Sport Fish Michigan – AnglingBuzz TV fishing report for early May. Opening weekend for trout and walleye, with continuing opportunities for steelhead fishing in northern Michigan. Walleye fishing on the Detroit River and Saginaw Bay.
Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan – AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for late April / early May. Detroit River walleye fishing, river steelhead report, and the impact of spring waters being colder than usual.
We’re in the middle of October, and we’ve had a blast of cool air. This has made for some awesome late salmon fishing. We’ve had some cold nights and good rains. With the combination of rain and north wind we’ve actually had some very late pushes of king and coho salmon. It has lead into some spectacular steelhead fishing. We’re starting to see a few good numbers in the lower portion of each river system. We’ve been doing well fishing beads and spawn, but we’ve also had good success with clients fishing fly gear. It’s a good time for everybody to get out and take advantage of some awesome brown trout and fall steelhead opportunities, and enjoy the awesome fall color in the tremendous fishery we have in northern Michigan.
What an amazing August! Sport Fish Michigan and clients had a terrific August, taking advantage of multiple fishing opportunities throughout the Traverse City Region. The lake trout and salmon fishing really picked up pace leading into this month, we are very excited to capitalize on every minute of action our area has to offer.
The lake trout, cisco, and perch fishing on Grand Traverse Bays in September can be red hot, allowing anglers the chance to take multiple species in one outing on the water. Anglers trolling and vertical jigging will have great success fishing in and around the thermocline for both trout and cisco.
The lake trout will be found in depths ranging from 75-120ft of water depending on wind direction. Most of the ciscos can be found making their way back to the southern portions of each bay over deeper water, 80-150ft. Larger schools of cisco transitioning to steep drop offs and deeper flats will almost always be found suspending in large schools in depths ranging from 80-110ft. When trolling and jigging over these deeper schools, anglers will also find hungry king and coho salmon. Looking for larger active marks on top of or underneath schools of bait fish can be very helpful in hopes of capturing some nice salmon!
Anglers looking for perch should mainly focus on depths ranging from 50-90ft. Areas with weed and gravel/rock coverage will produce more active schools than areas without. Last fall offered some excellent perch fishing, get out and enjoy some of these great tasting fish.
If the open water is getting old, don’t miss out on what our area tributaries have to offer this time of year. This summer we have witnessed some of the largest king and coho salmon our area has seen since the late 70’s and 80’s! Anglers looking to fish conventional gear in the area tributaries can primarily focus on using cured salmon eggs under floats and casting crank-baits. For those looking to tackle these hard fighting fish on the fly, larger streamer patterns can yield some positive results. No matter your preference, make sure you get the chance to get after some of the largest fish we have had in decades!
We at Sport Fish Michigan wish everyone a safe and successful September!