Anglers continue to fish successfully

October 26, 2017

By John Raffel

Sportsmen tend to lay aside their poles during October and focus more on hunting. But those who continue to fish rivers, lakes and streams should be able to find success, according to local reports.

The Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop in Cadillac reports anglers are catching perch in the deeper water on the east end of Lake Cadillac in 10 to 15 feet of water and pike and bass fishing is going well, also.

Anglers are told fish are on the bright greener weed beds.

It was added, by Pilgrim Village, walleye are making it in shallow after dark. Anglers are getting them with Raapas at the ends of the canal off the causeway on M-115.

Lake Mitchell

Lake Mitchell

The Manistee River is also a good spot for salmon and steelhead. Tippy Dam is a good spot for chinook or coho salmon, steelhead, brown trout or walleye.

Anglers are enjoying enormous success recently with walleye fishing.

Paul Higgins of Evart said he’s been getting good-sized walleye locally in the Muskegon River.

“They’re keepers, 16- to-18-inchers,” he said. “That’s been pretty much since the first part of September.”

The recent rainfall from earlier this week should be a plus, Higgins added.

“It will clean the leaves out of the water,” he said. “There’s been a pretty good leaf drop the last few days.”

The DNR is reporting salmon fishing has improved across the Muskegon River. A fair to good number of steelhead is reported in the river.

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