Lake Huron Fishing Report: Alpena a good number of lake trout were caught off Thunder Bay Island when trolling spoons, body baits, or spin-glo’s in 30 to 60 feet. A few walleye were caught when jigging minnows or soft plastics near the mouth of the river. Pier anglers casting body baits caught walleye in the evening. Suckers are in the Devils River.
- Thunder Bay River still had one gate open at the dam so the water was high. Walleye were caught by those jigging minnows and soft plastics in the lower river. The occasional steelhead was taken when drifting flies and beads or when casting crank baits. Suckers were in thick at the dam.
Grindstone City pier anglers casting tube baits or a worm and bobber caught the occasional pike or sucker. Smallmouth bass were caught and released.
Harbor Beach was producing trout, salmon and walleye depending on the wind.
Lexington boat anglers trolling planer boards just south and north caught salmon, trout and a few walleye with spoons and body baits in 15 to 30 feet.
Oscoda trollers had decent catches of lake trout with spoons, body baits or spin-glo’s in 20 to 50 feet. The fish were scattered. Walleye were caught when trolling body baits near the mouth of the river. Pier anglers caught walleye early or late when casting body baits or still-fishing with minnows.
- Au Sable River: Suckers were in thick and the steelhead bite slowed. Those willing to wade through all the suckers did catch a couple steelhead and the occasional Atlantic salmon when drifting or floating beads, flies, fresh spawn and wax worms. Those drifting crawlers, casting body baits or still-fishing with minnows near the mouth found a couple walleye. Water levels were high.
Port Sanilac trollers caught salmon, trout and a few walleye north of the port with spoons and body baits in 15 to 30 feet.
Presque Isle had few anglers. Lake trout should be in the area. Look for Atlantic salmon around Stoneport when trolling near the wall. Fish waters up to 60 feet deep and keep the lines in the top 15 to 20 feet with spoons and body baits. Good colors are orange, green, blue, silver and chartreuse.
Rogers City surface water temperatures were 36-38 degrees, so the water still needs to warm up. Atlantic salmon should show up soon so try casting bright colored spoons and body baits. Head south towards Swan Bay, Adams Point and Calcite Harbor and use anything that looks like smelt such as small spoons in waters less than 60 feet deep. Stay in the top 15 feet with planer boards 60 to 100 feet back.