07-21-2014 Lake Erie:

Captain Bruce Curtis from Payable Guide Service Lake Erie: Walleye fishing has been good this past week South of West Sister Island as well as North near the Canadian border. Also walleye have been taken around both the Ohio and Michigan Dumps. Both plugs and spoons are taking fish at medium depths. Perch are being taken on minnows up and down the sides of the Toledo Shipping Channel. Small Mouth Bass fishing has been excellent around the dumps and near shore areas. Drop shots with tube baits seems to be very effective for small mouths. Large mouth bass, crappie and blue gill and channel cat fish are being taken on a variety of baits from the piers and docks all along the Michigan shore. There are a few algae issues but not as bad as in some past years. Fishing has been good. … [Read more...]

07-21-2014 Southern Lake Michigan:

Director SLM Captain Ron Westrate From First Call 2 Charters reports from Saugatuck: Limit catches of Late Trout along with a mixture of salmon and steelhead made up the creel this past week. We had catches of 10 to 20 fish each day during the week and each day has some silver fish (salmon and steelhead) in the mix, in addition to catching and returning 3 to 6 undersize fish each trip. Fishing in the 85 to 100 foot depth, the lake trout are running up to 17+ pounds with most in the 8 to 12 pound range. Once again there were some reports of some salmon and steelhead being caught out in the 220 to 260 foot depth, however they were scattered over a large area and change location from day to day. If you saw last weeks report, the methods remain the same. The best method for the lake trout was Gold Star dodgers and Spin n Glos run on the downriggers and dipsy divers on the bottom. When the salmon or steelhead hit they were on Hot Wire and Super Frog Stinger flashers and green … [Read more...]

07-20-2014 Lake St. Clair:

Port Capt. Frank Piku of Golden Streaker Charters Reports from Lake St. Clair: What a fun 3days had Piston Basket ball player and family on Thursday Hockey goalie and Family on Friday And Mike the tile man and family on Saturday caught limits of small mouth bass up to 6 lbs on Canadian side of the Lake St Clair also 50 perch----- big jumbos too. The slip bobber method was the secret to getting the Perch out of the weed beds normal perch rigs didn't work lets go catchem Call captain frank 305 509 1547 for A DATE or visit my web site www.captainfranksfishingcharters.com … [Read more...]

07-18-2014 Northern Lake Huron:

Captain Terry Walsh MCBA President from Termar Charters Reports from Au Gres: The first stable weather pattern in some time promises nice weather well into early next week. And, in spite of nearly four days of storms earlier in the week, the walleye fishing remains excellent. The trick has been to find them after the strong winds brought a lot of cold water down into the bay. However, Michigan Sea Grant coast Watch really helps solve that problem. Once you have the Coast Watch site up for Saginaw Bay, you’ll find the current surface temperatures for the entire bay. Look for the warmest locations of water, and start your walleye trolling there. We did just that Thursday and Friday, and it paid off big. Coast Watch was developed several years ago by Michigan Charter Boat Captain Jim Fenner out of Ludington and former Michigan Sea Grant Director, Chuck Pistis. The idea was to provide fishermen with a daily mapping of all the surface waters of the Great Lakes. … [Read more...]

Mixed Bag of fish being caught in Upper Peninsula

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Captain John from Lucky Line Charters took this picture of Lucas with Mom and dad trying to hold up his big fish. Blue Jeans and Green Jeans worked well today along with happy meal, jj Mac also worked and glow bloody nose both in rv series. All moonshine lures again. Lucky Line Fishing Charters is located in the central portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, also known as the U.P. … [Read more...]

07-17-2014 UP Northern Lake Michigan:

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Port Captain Bill Myers from Deltadawn Charters Reports from Gladstone :   Here is the picture of my Minnesota fellas who were attending NewMar Rally in Escanaba. They caught salmon and steelhead ranging in size from 21.8 lbs(the biggest) and the rest from 16 to 19 lbs. It only took five tries to land the first one!!!! They took line when should have given line! The fish were caught in 50 to 100 ft of water. The surface temp was 51degrees and was 42degrees at 63ft. We caught the fish on Frankenberry and Grape-Ape Cereal Killer meat rigs at 155 ft out on wire. We also caught some on Moonshine spoons off of down riggers set at 70ft. … [Read more...]