January 9th Weekly Fishing Report

“Most lakes are ice covered but heavy snow has made for some honeycomb ice in some areas.  Anglers will still need to use caution.

Green Lake: In Grand Traverse County is producing some smelt.  The better fishing is at night when using a jig.

Crystal Lake: Anglers are starting to fish for smelt however extreme caution needs to be used.  This is a very deep lake and takes much longer to freeze.

Lake Cadillac: Is producing crappie for those using small jigs with a minnow or spike in 10 to 12 feet.  Walleye are being caught by those jigging rapalas or using tip-ups but the fish are running small.  Pike are being taken on tip-ups and by those spearing.

Lake Mitchell:   Is also producing a fair number of crappie especially off the State Park.  Pike action was good for those using tip-ups or spearing.

Lake Missaukee: Is producing some panfish.

Manistee River: Steelhead fishing slowed with the cold temperatures and shelf ice.

Pere Marquette River:   Steelhead and brown trout fishing slowed with the extremely cold temperatures.  Fish the deeper holes until it warms back up.” Michigan DNR

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