Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 10, 2013

Fishing: 01/10/2013


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Ice fishing season has started in Mich.

LANSING --Ice fishing season has started in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula. There may be ice in the southern Lower Peninsula however conditions for the most part are not safe and will deteriorate rapidly with rain and much warmer temperatures by the end of the week.

The public is reminded that helmets are still required to be worn when operating an ATV or snowmobile while recreating. This includes but not limited to operating on the ice, trails and state land.

Long Lake: In Grand Traverse County is producing some walleye.

Manistee River: Steelhead fishing remains fair with boat anglers in the lower river catching most of the fish.

Lake Missaukee: Has been good for bluegill for those out ice fishing.

Lake Cadillac: Ice fishing is in full swing. Anglers are catching pike, crappie and a few walleye.

Lake Mitchell: Is also producing pike and crappie.

Pere Marquette River: Steelhead are being caught but not consistently.