Thursday, October 25, 2018

10/25/2018 Northeast Lower Peninsula, Michigan Fishing Report

Northeast Lower Peninsula

To access the original Michigan DNR fishing Report: Click Here!

Cheboygan River: Water flow had been high and fast, and the dam had four chutes open. Chinook salmon fishing slowed however a couple were still being caught at the dam. Most were using real and artificial spawn or crank baits. Some steelhead have been caught on spawn bags and trout beads.

Ocqueoc River: Had very few anglers. Those floating artificial spawn bags and trout beads had no hits.

Rogers City: Had no reports as it has been too windy and rough. Most anglers have put their boats away for the season and are now into hunting and other fall activities.

  • For more public lakes in Presque Isle county: Click Here!
Alpena: Trying to get out on the bay has been almost impossible as it continues to be windy and rough. If anglers could get out, there should be some walleye and maybe even some steelhead and Atlantic salmon out Thunder Bay. The fish cleaning station closed on Monday, October 22.
Thunder Bay River: Chinook salmon in this area are just about done for this year however more Atlantic salmon are starting to show up each day. Lots of angler activity but not many were caught. Anglers are casting spoons, body baits, rattle traps and small flies or drifting beads, spawn and small flies under a bobber. Reminder: Atlantic salmon with a missing adipose fin have a coded wire tag in their snout. Anglers catching such a fish can turn the heads into the Creel Clerk on duty, the Alpena Fisheries Research Station or Clem’s Bait and Tackle.
Black River: Had a few anglers targeting trout and salmon while casting body baits and spoons or still-fishing with spawn but no fish were caught.

Harrisville: A couple anglers were casting body baits for walleye but fishing was slow.

Oscoda: Anglers trolling spoons and spin glo’s around the pier heads and off Three Mile Park for trout and salmon had little luck. Those trolling body baits or jigging for walleye also had little luck. Fish were marked near the river however they did not want to bite. Pier anglers casting jigs and body baits caught a couple walleye and pike but the numbers were low. A small Atlantic salmon was caught when casting spoons off the pier. Those still-fishing with crawlers caught channel cats.

Au Sable River: Atlantic salmon are preparing to spawn so many were unwilling to bite. Anglers caught a few by coaxing reactionary strikes with streamer flies, spoons, spinners, and small jigs or by targeting pre-spawn fish with spawn bags and beads. A few remaining Chinook were caught but the fish are very dark. A couple steelhead were caught on spoons, spawn and beads. The water temperature dropped to the low 50’s.

680 River Rd.
Oscoda Twp. Mi 48750
(989) 739-5332

Ogemaw County: Some large panfish were caught in the canals on Sage Lake.

Houghton Lake: The only boats out on the lake were duck hunters. Shore anglers were getting a few walleye on shallow diving crank baits both day and night. Shore anglers are fishing under the bridges and off the boat launches.

Nearby Bait & Tackle Shops:

TawasSome limit catches of walleye were taken at the mouth of the Tawas River and behind the State Police Post when casting body baits or jigs in the middle of the night. Pier anglers caught pike on live minnows or when casting various lures.

Your area may not be listed within this fishing report so below is a list of links to pages in Northeast Michigan to help guide you to public lakes in your county.

Alcona County Public Lakes: Click Here!

Alpena County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Clare County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Crawford County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Gladwin County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Iosco County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Montmorency Public Lakes: Click Here! 
Ogemaw County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Oscoda County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Presque Isle County Public Lakes: Click Here!

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