They have been catching lots of nice walleye on body baits and leeches off the Manistee pier and Oneckama pier also trolling in both places.
Houghton Lake: The bite was moderate as the waters continue to warm. Walleye were caught by those jigging leeches in 9 to 12 feet along the drop-offs or in 6 feet along the weed beds. Shore anglers fishing near the inlets after dark caught walleye on orange crank baits. Crappies were still hitting on minnows in the canals. Bass were hitting on a variety of baits and lures.
Portage Lake: Was producing good catches of walleye at night when trolling the shoreline. Perch anglers reported moderate catches at the mouth but many were small.
Manistee: Surface water temperatures were about 46 degrees. Lake trout were caught in 40 to 60 feet. Chinook are starting to show up and a few over 20 pounds were caught in 40 to 100 feet. Walleye were caught at night off the south pier and in the channel.
White Lake: Anglers caught northern pike in 5 to 15 feet when casting body baits. Walleye were caught in 20 to 30 feet when trolling a crawler harness or jigging. Those targeting bluegills and sunfish did well in 3 to 12 feet with red worms or wax worms.
Lyman’s On The Lake Reports
With 3 more keepers, media-hog, Clare Gee now has 10 times more walleye than his chief rival (and photo-bomber), Dave. These were found in 9 to 12′ using leeches on jigs.
Dan from jacks sport shop and Fred fields from coachs charters caught these nice lake trout and whitefish out of elk rapids on east grand traverse bay on fish bones 1 oz.slim line rattle jig yesterday