Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 28, 2013

Fishing: 06/28/2013

Harbor Springs: Lake trout were caught 50 feet down with spoons, cowbells and dodgers around Harbor Point. Many were sub-legal. A good number of smallmouth bass have been caught on tube baits and crank baits around the docks or on the Harbor Springs side of the State Park.

Petoskey: Boat anglers did not find the salmon. Lake trout fishing was best in front of Bay Harbor and near the breakwall. Try 80 feet down in 130 feet of water with spoons. Steelhead and freshwater drum were also caught. Pier anglers did manage to catch a couple walleye off the D Pier. One was caught on a crawler and the other on a jig with a twisty tail. Smallmouth bass, rock bass, freshwater drum and carp have also been caught.

Bear River: Had few anglers. Steelhead were caught on spawn up near the dam.

Charlevoix: Is producing lake trout near Nine Mile Point. The fish are suspended or near the bottom along the shelves. Try 50 to 80 feet of water with spin-glows, spoons or green p-nuts. Fish were also marked in 200 feet of water near the can at the Cement Plant. No salmon to report. Walleye have been caught at night in the channel. Try crawlers and leeches on crawler rigs or a single hook, artificial minnows or crank baits. Smallmouth bass were caught on crawlers or leeches. Lake herring were taken on small blue and grey spoons in the evening. Carp and pike were seen off the end of the North Pier.

Lake Charlevoix: Had reports of smallmouth bass on the beds in 7 to 8 feet of water. The walleye had their bellies full of mayflies.

Traverse City: The East Bay has good smallmouth action. Try tube baits or other plastics that mimic gobies or crayfish. Lake trout were caught in 35 to 110 feet of water. The West Bay is producing lake trout, cisco and smallmouth bass. Most of the lake trout were caught by those jigging in 100 feet of water.

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