Saturday, November 10, 2018

11/8/2018 Northwest Lower Peninsula, Michigan DNR Fishing Report

Northwest Lower Peninsula

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

Traverse City: Those fishing in the West Bay were still getting some perch however catch rates were still hit-or-miss. Those lucky enough to find a school of fish caught some up to 14 inches or more with emerald shiners or wigglers.
Platte River: Anglers were still getting a few coho when casting small spoons, spinners or crank baits.
Frankfort: Pier and shore anglers were getting some steelhead and the odd coho with spawn on the bottom or when casting small spoons.

Manistee: When they can get out, pier anglers caught steelhead and whitefish.

Manistee River: Boat anglers drifting along the lower river caught a few fish in the deeper holes. Those fishing up near Tippy Dam have caught steelhead on spawn, flies and beads.

Nearby Bait & Tackle Shops:
Don's Sporting Goods: (231) 723-5028
Tangled Tackle Co.(231) 887-4242
Pappy's Bait & Tackle: (231) 848-4142
Andy's Tackle Box: (231) 477-5737 

Ludington: Pier and shore anglers continue to catch some steelhead along with the occasional coho on real and artificial spawn bags. Those surf-casting used spawn bags on the bottom or were casing small spoons and crank baits.

Below are links to bait shop listings organized by county: 

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.

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