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DNR Fishing Report NORTHEAST LOWER PENINSULA

Category: fishing reports

 Mar 7th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  169

Modified Mar 7th, 2019 at 8:01 PM

While extremely cold weather slowed the bite, anglers are hoping next week’s warm-up will improve fishing. Walleye and pike season on the Upper Peninsula Great Lakes, the St. Marys River and inland lakes as well as all the Lower Peninsula inland waters will close at midnight on March 15th.

NORTHEAST LOWER PENINSULA

Montmorency County: Anglers were getting lake trout in Avalon Lake, brown trout in McCormick Lake and some nice pike in Lake Fifteen.

Otsego Lake: Ice conditions were holding in most areas however deep slush in some is making travel much more difficult. Fishing slowed. Anglers were seeing fish move but the bite was very light. Some walleye and pike were caught with blue minnows, perch minnows and jigging raps in 8 to 15 feet. Many of the walleye were too small at 10 and 12 inches. The sturgeon action was good mid-day and at dusk with minnows in 8 to 12 feet. Many were 48 to 52 inches and the minimum size limit is 50 inches. Sturgeon season closes on March 15th.

Higgins Lake: Anglers were getting some smelt though the bite was still slow. Lake trout were hitting in 80 to 100 feet. A few jumbo perch were caught off the north Sunken Island.

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