Southeast Lower Peninsula
Lake Erie: Walleye fishing was a bit slower but anglers still had success near Fermi and Stony Point in 20 to 26 feet in the early morning and moving out to 28 feet as the day progresses. A couple fish were caught near the E-Buoy. Anglers are trolling crawler harnesses and bottom bouncers or wiggle warts in fire-tiger, purple or chartreuse. Those trolling crawlers caught quite a few freshwater drum, white perch and catfish. Catch rates for yellow perch were hit-or-miss when using spreaders with shiners near the W-Buoy in 13 to 16 feet or near Fermi and Stony Point in 18 to 23 feet. Shore anglers fishing the Evans Pier at Luna Pier caught bluegills and smaller largemouth bass on crawlers. Shore anglers at Pointe Mouillee caught rock bass and freshwater drum on crawlers and shiners. The lagoons at Sterling State Park were producing some largemouth bass.
Southwest Lower Peninsula
St. Joseph: Perch fishing was good though it slowed. Anglers were fishing mainly south of the piers in 30 feet. Salmon fishing was slow but some lake trout were caught in 100 feet. Pier anglers caught a couple freshwater drum on crawlers or shrimp near the bottom.
Northeast Lower Peninsula
Cheboygan: Anglers are reporting good numbers of lake trout on the east side of Bois Blanc Island and a few down near Cordwood Point. A couple steelhead and Chinook were also taken with the better salmon fishing north towards Mackinaw City. Most a running a mix of spoons, hoochies, and dodgers run at multiple depths.
Northwest Lower Peninsula
Harbor Springs: Lake trout were caught about 120 feet down near Harbor Point but some anglers are heading north and west of the bay while looking for cooler water. A good number of boats were running up to Five Mile Point. Surface water temperatures were at 70 degrees and only dropping to 68 degrees at 100 feet deep.
Lake Gogebic: Had another mayfly hatch but anglers were still getting some walleye when trolling crawler harnesses or artificial baits down the middle of the lake or when jigging leeches and crawlers over the rock piles on the southeast side. Bass can be found along the weed beds and drop-offs. Good pumpkinseed action in Bergland Bay when bobber fishing with leeches or crawlers along the weed beds. A few perch and walleye were also caught. Construction at the Bergland Launch has made access a little more difficult.