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Leland morning charter 7-5-21 Liz and Tiara show off there lake trout they caught fishing aboard the Whitecap with capt Jack Duffy out of Leland

Inland lake fishing has been fair on most lakes with crawlers and leeches working best. Many fisherman are trying there luck for king salmon as they start heading up the coast.

LOts of rain Saturday washed lots of feed back in the water and also cooled the water to get fish feeding again.

Leland morning charter 7-5-21 Liz and Tiara show off there lake trout they caught fishing aboard the Whitecap with capt Jack Duffy out of Leland
Inland lake fishing has been fair on most lakes with crawlers and leeches working best. Many fisherman are trying there luck for king salmon as they start heading up the coast.
LOts of rain Saturday washed lots of feed back in the water and also cooled the water to get fish feeding again.

Photo of nice lake trout out of Leland caught on a charter with Capt Jack Duffy.
There has been quite a few people out on the inland lakes trying there luck, but many are stating to fish for salmon as they start up the coast in August and reports have been good with some big kings being caught.
Most inland lakes have been fair for fishing but you have to go to the deeper water in the lakes.
Houghton Lake: Walleye and bass were caught in 12-15 feet of water in East Bay. Anglers were mostly using crawler harnesses and leeches.
Higgins lake rock bass, lake trout, perch and smallmouth bass.
Cheboygan River: Freshwater drum was the catch of the week for most anglers with some catching in the double digits. Channel catfish and smallmouth bass fishing was picking up with many exceeding possession lengths. Natural bait continues to be the dominant choice when fishing along the river.
Little Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers that launched out of north shore managed to catch a few fish while trolling. Similar experience for those that launched out of the Whitefish River, although most were undersized. Smallmouth bass anglers were having some success. Some anglers fishing off the Gladstone fishing pier were catching perch and pike.
Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth bass anglers were doing well. Reports of fair to good numbers being caught, along with some respectable sized fish in the mix. Perch anglers had variable success, with some able to catch their limit. Salmon fishing in Fairport seemed slow in comparison to previous weeks, although anglers were still making some contact with fish. Most are targeting depths between 100 to 150 feet of water.

Photo of nice lake trout out of Leland caught on a charter with Capt Jack Duffy.
There has been quite a few people out on the inland lakes trying there luck, but many are stating to fish for salmon as they start up the coast in August and reports have been good with some big kings being caught.
Most inland lakes have been fair for fishing but you have to go to the deeper water in the lakes.
Houghton Lake: Walleye and bass were caught in 12-15 feet of water in East Bay. Anglers were mostly using crawler harnesses and leeches.
Higgins lake rock bass, lake trout, perch and smallmouth bass.
Cheboygan River: Freshwater drum was the catch of the week for most anglers with some catching in the double digits. Channel catfish and smallmouth bass fishing was picking up with many exceeding possession lengths. Natural bait continues to be the dominant choice when fishing along the river.
Little Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers that launched out of north shore managed to catch a few fish while trolling. Similar experience for those that launched out of the Whitefish River, although most were undersized. Smallmouth bass anglers were having some success. Some anglers fishing off the Gladstone fishing pier were catching perch and pike.
Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth bass anglers were doing well. Reports of fair to good numbers being caught, along with some respectable sized fish in the mix. Perch anglers had variable success, with some able to catch their limit. Salmon fishing in Fairport seemed slow in comparison to previous weeks, although anglers were still making some contact with fish. Most are targeting depths between 100 to 150 feet of water.

The weather in Northern Michigan is going to be great this weekend and the fishing should be good with all the rain as it has washed feed into the lakes getting them to start feeding.

Salmon fishing has been good from Ludington south, with lake trout fishing great north.

The gills seem to be in the deeper water now with crickets and waxworms working best.

Houghton Lake: Walleye, pike and bass were caught on the south shore while using a purple Beetle Spin. Crawlers and minnows were also doing well.

Higgins Lake rock bass, smallmouth bass and a few lake trout.

Cheboygan River: Anglers were catching several freshwater drum. Shore anglers continued to struggle catching walleye; however, several undersized walleye were caught using natural bait. Undersized smallmouth bass were caught along the river, with reports of some smallmouth bass reaching lengths of 17 inches. Anglers were frequently catching freshwater drum, smallmouth bass and walleye when using natural bait.

Grand Traverse – East Bay: Lake trout fishing was good out of Yuba launch. Fishing in 80 to 120 feet of water was best. Smallmouth bass fishing slowed down but a few were being

Grand Traverse – West Bay: A few bass were caught in Bowers Harbor near the drop-offs and around any structure. Few bass are left on beds. Lake trout fishing was picking up around Marion Island. A few salmon were caught but the big numbers of salmon were not there yet.

white Lake by whitehall has been good for gills with waxworms working best.

Hamlin Lake has been fair for panfish, pike and a few walleye.

Little Bay de Noc: Perch anglers were experiencing mixed results. Those that found schools had to work for bites and plucked away to catch fish of a reasonable size.

Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth anglers were reporting good catch rates. Fishing around the islands showed signs of improvement. Anglers launching out of Nahma were landing multiple large fish. Perch anglers in Ogontz struggled, but some managed to bring in small numbers. Salmon fishing in Fairport was excellent, with some reports of success with steelhead; many targeting 100 to 180 feet of water.caught. Only a few bass were still on beds, most have moved to the edge of the drop-offs. Most bass were caught next to structure near the drop-off. A few salmon and steelhead were caught.

The Ontonagon River was producing a few legal walleye for folks who were trolling and jigging but there was a lot of sorting to be done for the legals.

The weather in Northern Michigan is going to be great this weekend and the fishing should be good with all the rain as it has washed feed into the lakes getting them to start feeding. 
Salmon fishing has been good from Ludington south, with lake trout fishing great north.
The gills seem to be in the deeper water now with crickets and waxworms working best.
Houghton Lake: Walleye, pike and bass were caught on the south shore while using a purple Beetle Spin. Crawlers and minnows were also doing well.
Higgins Lake rock bass, smallmouth bass and a few lake trout.
Cheboygan River: Anglers were catching several freshwater drum. Shore anglers continued to struggle catching walleye; however, several undersized walleye were caught using natural bait. Undersized smallmouth bass were caught along the river, with reports of some smallmouth bass reaching lengths of 17 inches. Anglers were frequently catching freshwater drum, smallmouth bass and walleye when using natural bait.
Grand Traverse – East Bay: Lake trout fishing was good out of Yuba launch. Fishing in 80 to 120 feet of water was best. Smallmouth bass fishing slowed down but a few were being 
Grand Traverse – West Bay: A few bass were caught in Bowers Harbor near the drop-offs and around any structure. Few bass are left on beds. Lake trout fishing was picking up around Marion Island. A few salmon were caught but the big numbers of salmon were not there yet.
white Lake by whitehall has been good for gills with waxworms working best.
Hamlin Lake has been fair for panfish, pike and a few walleye.
Little Bay de Noc: Perch anglers were experiencing mixed results. Those that found schools had to work for bites and plucked away to catch fish of a reasonable size.
Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth anglers were reporting good catch rates. Fishing around the islands showed signs of improvement. Anglers launching out of Nahma were landing multiple large fish. Perch anglers in Ogontz struggled, but some managed to bring in small numbers. Salmon fishing in Fairport was excellent, with some reports of success with steelhead; many targeting 100 to 180 feet of water.caught. Only a few bass were still on beds, most have moved to the edge of the drop-offs. Most bass were caught next to structure near the drop-off. A few salmon and steelhead were caught.
The Ontonagon River was producing a few legal walleye for folks who were trolling and jigging but there was a lot of sorting to be done for the legals.

Fishing has been slow as the lakes were a party over the weekend and now we have room to fish again. The weather is looks great this weekend in Northern Michigan.

Houghton Lake has been fair for walleye and gills with leeches working best.

Otsego lake has been good for walleye with crawlers and leeches working best.

East Grand Traverse bay has been good for smallmouth and some ciscoes.

Bluegills are still biting on many lakes in the deeper lakes on worms and crawlers.

Little Bay de Noc: Anglers fishing for walleye have had little to no success. Reports of mostly undersized fish being caught. Perch anglers were finding some action when using worms in shallow waters. Shore anglers along the Ford River were catching smallmouth bass.

Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth fishing has experienced an uptick. Anglers report fair to good success when launching out of Nahma or Ogontz. Perch anglers were able to land some small numbers in Ogontz Bay. Salmon fishing in Fairport has been good.

Cheboygan River: Although undersized, fishing for smallmouth bass along the Cheboygan River continued to pick up with anglers catching multiple per trip. While smallmouth were being caught further down the river, some anglers were catching bluegill and rock bass closer to the dam. Anglers were catching bluegill, smallmouth and rock bass when using crawlers.

Saginaw Bay: In lower Saginaw Bay, boat anglers are catching walleye in Pinconning in 12 feet of water on crawlers and they are also going out to the Blackhole and catching walleye in 24 feet of water. Walleye at Linwood are being caught in 20 to 24 feet of water on crawlers and crankbaits. The dumping grounds are also producing some walleye in 20 feet of water. One mile north of sailboat buoys A-B in 18 to 20 feet of water anglers are also catching a few walleye. At Smith Park in Essexville the shore anglers are catching a few smallmouth bass on perch rigs with worms.

Walleye were caught scattered throughout the eastern part of the bay. Anglers caught walleye out from Quanicassee in 10 to 12 feet of water. The slot is producing walleye in 16 to 18 feet from Sunset to Sebwaing and up towards the islands. Anglers going over the bar are finding some walleye in 20 to 25 feet of water. Walleye were also caught at Sand Point. Crawler harnesses, flicker shads and spoons all caught walleye this week.

Fishing has been slow as the lakes were a party over the weekend and now we have room to fish again. The weather is looks great this weekend in Northern Michigan.
Houghton Lake has been fair for walleye and gills with leeches working best.
Otsego lake has been good for walleye with crawlers and leeches working best.
East Grand Traverse bay has been good for smallmouth and some ciscoes.
Bluegills are still biting on many lakes in the deeper lakes on worms and crawlers.
Little Bay de Noc: Anglers fishing for walleye have had little to no success. Reports of mostly undersized fish being caught. Perch anglers were finding some action when using worms in shallow waters. Shore anglers along the Ford River were catching smallmouth bass.
Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth fishing has experienced an uptick. Anglers report fair to good success when launching out of Nahma or Ogontz. Perch anglers were able to land some small numbers in Ogontz Bay. Salmon fishing in Fairport has been good.
Cheboygan River: Although undersized, fishing for smallmouth bass along the Cheboygan River continued to pick up with anglers catching multiple per trip. While smallmouth were being caught further down the river, some anglers were catching bluegill and rock bass closer to the dam. Anglers were catching bluegill, smallmouth and rock bass when using crawlers.
Saginaw Bay: In lower Saginaw Bay, boat anglers are catching walleye in Pinconning in 12 feet of water on crawlers and they are also going out to the Blackhole and catching walleye in 24 feet of water. Walleye at Linwood are being caught in 20 to 24 feet of water on crawlers and crankbaits. The dumping grounds are also producing some walleye in 20 feet of water. One mile north of sailboat buoys A-B in 18 to 20 feet of water anglers are also catching a few walleye. At Smith Park in Essexville the shore anglers are catching a few smallmouth bass on perch rigs with worms.
Walleye were caught scattered throughout the eastern part of the bay. Anglers caught walleye out from Quanicassee in 10 to 12 feet of water. The slot is producing walleye in 16 to 18 feet from Sunset to Sebwaing and up towards the islands. Anglers going over the bar are finding some walleye in 20 to 25 feet of water. Walleye were also caught at Sand Point. Crawler harnesses, flicker shads and spoons all caught walleye this week.

Leland morning charter 6-20-21 Oliver and Paul reeled in all these lake trout and 2 king salmon with there dad and grandpa fishing aboard the Whitecap with capt Jack Duffy #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #fishing #takeakidfishing

Leland morning charter 6-20-21 Oliver and Paul reeled in all these lake trout and 2 king salmon with there dad and grandpa fishing aboard the Whitecap with capt Jack Duffy #bucsbait #bucsfishingreport #fishing #takeakidfishing
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