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Hook & Hunting: November 29 Weekly Fishing Report

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Alpena: Boat anglers are still taking whitefish in Thunder Bay. Better spots to fish are the shallows off Partridge Point or the reefs. Try a small hook with a wax worm or single egg.

Thunder Bay River: Continues to produce whitefish up near the 9th Street Dam. Best time to fish is dusk or dawn. The occasional steelhead was caught.

Oscoda: Is producing whitefish for pier anglers.

Au Sable River: Water levels are very low and clear. Any fish out in the open will spook easily. If you can see them, they can see you! Catch rates were slow but fish could be found in the deeper holes and under logs.

Tawas: Anglers fishing off the state dock are targeting whitefish and perch.


Betsie River: Is producing the occasional steelhead.

Manistee: Pier anglers are catching fish in the early morning or late evening.

Manistee River: Still has some steelhead being caught, but water levels are still low and clear. The fish are holding in the deeper holes and near the log jams.

Ludington: Pier and surf anglers are catching a few fish. 

Pere Marquette River: Has a fair to good number of steelhead and some brown trout. Water levels continue to be low and clear so the fish are spooked easily. Most anglers are fly fishing.


Little Bay De Noc: Angler participation was very low with the much colder temperatures. Ice is starting to form in the shallows only. Those fishing at night were still getting walleye throughout the bay however the better catches came off the Second and Third Reefs. Most are trolling stick baits in 10 to 30 feet of water. No reports on perch fishing this week.