Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 7, 2014

Fishing: 02/07/2014

Torch Lake: Has ice. Anglers are catching whitefish and herring on the north end near Eastport.

Green Lake: Continues to produce smelt for those hook and line fishing at night near the Betsie River or the Music Camp. Deep snow and slush make travel difficult.

Crystal Lake: In Benzie County has excellent smelt fishing at night in 45 to 50 feet of water. Use Hali jigs with wax worms. Look for perch along the weeds in 25 to 35 feet of water. Try tear drops tipped with a minnow or wiggler.

Lake Cadillac: Is producing some panfish and pike. Lots of snow and slush in some areas is making travel on the ice difficult.

Lake Mitchell: Is producing the occasional pike and crappie.

Lake Missaukee: Is producing a few perch and crappie. The better fishing is usually along the weed beds on the west side of the lake with a minnow or spike.

Manistee River: Steelhead are in the river however not many anglers are pursuing them.

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