Saturday, June 22, 2013

Houghton Lake Fishing Report 6/21/13

Beautiful Houghton Lake
Fished Houghton Lake from 7pm - 11pm on Friday.  The SW wind limited our fishing areas and kept us on the south shore.  We started out fishing in front of the Limberlost and trolled to the East in 8 to 12 FOW.  The action was ok at best and we netted lots of pike and a few small walleye.  At dark we moved to the Heights shoreline and fished in 8 to 10 FOW just outside of the weeds and hooked three keepers and lots of 14 inch fish.  The night bite was very good and we found fish from the bottom up to 3 foot below the surface. 
Good Luck.... 
Joe and Mark with another small walleye
Keeper off of the bottom


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Houghton Lake 6/14 / Coldwater Lake 6/15

Houghton Lake West Shore

Houghton Lake

Coldwater Lake Fishing trip with all the kids

Houghton Lake Friday 6/14:  Fishing was slow at best.  Started out fishing in 10 to 13 FOW on the North shore and hooked two undersized walleyes while drifting.  At 8pm we moved to the West shore and fished in 8 to 10 FOW and didn't hook a fish.  We gave up on drifting and trolled at dark and caught and released one legal walleye.

Coldwater Lake Saturday 6/15:  Saturday afternoon we headed over to Isabella County to try out Coldwater Lake.  This was our fist time on the lake so we spent most of the evening scouting around.  We did not find any fish activity in the 20 to 40 foot depth which make up most of the lake.  Close to dark we fished the narrow strips of shallow water near the boat launch and hooked five undersized walleyes and lots of bass.  Overall the lake is very nice and appears to have a good walleye population.

Good Luck...

Coldwater Lake

Friday, June 07, 2013

Houghton Lake 6/7/13

Trolling the North Shore with the Minn Kota Terrova  
Rapala Scatter Rap 10 FOW
North Shore Walleye
We launched out the North boat launch at 5am this morning hoping to get a few hours of fishing in before the wind picked up.  Our first trolling areas was in 8 FOW along the shoreline heading out to the East Bay.  The area was missing all of the weed cover that normally holds a few walleyes, so we didn't spend a lot of time searching the area.  At 6:30am we moved out into 10 to 13 FOW and marked fish suspended at 8 foot.  We setup to troll and hooked seven walleyes by 9am.  All of the fish were caught on the new Rapala Scatter Rap minnow bait trolled at 2 mph.  
Todays trip we found the fish were hanging in 10 to 13 FOW suspended over the weeds.  We are finding that the weed areas have changed, some are gone and areas we could never troll have thinned out.  These weed cover changes will make for some new fishing opportunities and will shutdown some of our old favorite shallow water spots.   Water temp on the North Shore this morning was a cool 61F today.