Monday, April 06, 2015

Steelhead Report - Until Walleye Season is open on Houghton Lake...

Spring is the time of switching from hard water fishing (ICE) to lakes and streams.  While we are waiting for the Walleye season to open up at Houghton Lake... Let's Pause for some Steelhead River Action.

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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Houghton Lake 2/28/15

Houghton Lake
Fishing Crew

Had a great time fishing on Houghton Lake.  We headed out of the South launch at noon and checked areas in 10 to 12 FOW as we headed north.  The fish didn't cooperate and we ended the day with zero fish.  We saw a few walleye today on the camera, but they weren't interested in eating.  

Good Luck...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saginaw River 2/27/15

Saginaw River 17 FOW
Saginaw River Fishermen
Fished the Saginaw River on Friday.  Started out in Bay City at the Cass boat launch and fished till 11:30am only hooking one small walleye.  Marked lots of fish in 25 to 27 FOW, but no action.  Moved to Saginaw at noon and setup in 17 FOW and found lots of fish.  Fished six hours in Saginaw and saw hundreds of walleye on the camera moving through, but could not get them to bite.  Overall report hooked four fish with two keepers on my trip.  When the bite returns the river is going to be a lot of fun.

Good Luck....
Saginaw River 17 FOW

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Houghton Lake 2/13/15

Went out on a morning trip to Houghton Lake on Friday the 13th.  Started out at 7:30am from the west launch and headed out into 12 FOW to scout around for a new fishing spot.  After three hours of looking around I found a promising area in the weeds.  The wind and weather got bad around 1pm and the bite slowed up.  I fished until 4pm and called it a day after the bite came to a complete stop.  I did not hook a walleye on my morning trip, but the time spent scouting out new areas will pay off when the weather improves.

Good Luck...

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Houghton Lake 1/31/15

Houghton Lake West Shore Tip Up Walleye 10 FOW

Saturday afternoon we fished the West shore from 2pm -6:30pm in 10 FOW.  The bite was very good from 3pm to 4pm and then it dropped off.  The perch in the area kept our tip up flags up and kept us busy resetting.  Overall we caught one keeper walleye, a perch, and a few throw backs.  Had a fun time fishing and having dinner on the lake.

Good Luck...
Houghton Lake 10 FOW

Houghton Lake 1-31-15

Friday, January 30, 2015

Houghton Lake 1/30/15

Houghton Lake 10 FOW Tip Action

Fished Houghton Lake out of the West launch this morning. I was late getting out to my fishing area because I got stuck in a big slush area driving out in the dark.  The wind and getting soaked in the slush kept me from scouting today, so I settled for an average spot.  The bite was slow and tip up action was the most productive.  Hooked my first fish after nine and my second keeper at 1:45pm on a tip up while packing up to head home.  If you head out of the West launch you will find an ice wall that is a bit difficult to get over and some hidden slush pocket.  

Good Luck....    

Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake Tip Up Walleye 10 FOW

Houghton Lake Lots of Wind 1-30-15

Houghton Lake West Launch

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Saginaw River 1/29/15

Saginaw River Cass Boat Launch 27 FOW

Stopped at the Cass Boat Launch after work and fished in 27 FOW straight out of the landing.  Caught fish number one dropping my line down minutes into the trip.  The bite was great from 4:30pm to 5:00pm and then it picked up just after dark for a bit.  I caught fish on bottom early and then closer to dark the bite was up at 16 to 18 feet.  Lots of fish on the camera and sonar, no monsters.  Caught three fish over 15 and six undersized fish.

Good Luck....

Saginaw River Cass Boat Launch 27 FOW  
Saginaw River