Traverse City Record-Eagle

Sports

April 4, 2014

Fishing: 04/04/2014

The inland lakes still have good ice but few are fishing. Be sure to use caution in areas that have even a small current. Steelhead fishing has really picked up with the rain and warmer temperatures.

Torch Lake: Is producing Atlantic salmon, whitefish and burbot.

Platte River: Is producing steelhead and brown trout in the upper section. Spawn and flies work best.

Frankfort: There is no boat access and both of the breakwalls are unfishable due to extensive ice.

Lake Cadillac: Those still ice fishing have caught some nice crappie and bluegills. Try minnows, wigglers and wax worms.

Lake Mitchell: Still has ice and was producing crappie and bluegills.

Manistee River: Steelhead fishing is going strong and some large fish have been caught. Anglers are using jigs with spawn, wax worms, wigglers or flies.

Ludington: It is going to be while before boats will be able to launch. The entire basin is still frozen solid.

Pere Marquette River: Steelhead fishing is going strong.

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