NEWS & REPORTS

Snowmobile Trail Conditions

We have snow, unfortunately the trail conditions are not at their best for riding. We will keep you posted. The trails are beautiful for snowshoeing and cross country skiers to be out and about. Dress warm and have fun!

Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Van Ettan lake has about 16 inches of ice. Perch and Pike are being caught with wigglers and minnows. Some good fishing is going on out there on the lake. Cedar Lake has been bringing in a few bluegill at the south end using wigglers ans minnows. Stay warm.  Please use extreme caution when venturing out onto the ice.

AuSable River: Not too much activity is going on at the mouth of the river at this time.

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Snowmobile Trail Conditions

We have snow, unfortunately the trail conditions are not at their best at this time for riding. We will keep you posted. The trails are beautiful for snowshoeing and cross country skiers to be out and about. Dress warm and have fun!

Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Van Ettan and Cedar lake have approx. 8 inches of ice. Please use extreme caution when venturing out onto the ice. A few catches of perch,bluegill have been being caught in Van Ettan by the former Air Force Beach and down by the campground. The bait has been wigglers and minnows.

AuSable River: Not too much activity is going on at the mouth of the river due to the extremely cold weather conditions. The AuSable River is FROZE in town (not by the mouth of the river), this is a first in a long time here in town. It Has Been That COLD….. brrrr!    We are advising everyone to use extra cautionary measures when going onto the ice, not advising anyone to go onto the river ice in town due to the constant flowing current underneath. Stay Warm!

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Pier anglers casting stick baits caught Walleye in the early morning or evening. Channel Cats were taken by those still-fishing crawlers near the mouth in the evening. Good size Small Mouth Bass were caught on jigs and crank baits. A few Rock Bass and Small Mouth Bass were caught on crawlers.

AuSable River: Steel head along with a couple Chinook and Atlantic Salmon were taken by those casting spoons and spinners or drifting spawn bags and skein between Foote Dam and the Whirlpool Access Site. Northern Pike and Small Mouth Bass were caught by those casting spoons and crank baits in the lower river.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Angler effort and catch rates were low this week. Pier anglers fishing at night caught some channel cats. A few small-mouth bass were taken on small spoons, crank baits, jigs and crawlers.

AuSable River: Pike were caught on spoons and crank baits along the weed line in the slow water near the mouth. Small mouth bass, a few decent channel cats, and rock bass were caught when floating crawlers. Water temps below Foote Dam were in the low 70’s and dropping.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report:  Lake Trout were caught in 100-150 feet of water near the bottom. A couple steel head were taken from the top half of the column in 80-150 feet, as well as closer to the mouth of the Au Sable. Pier anglers caught walleye in the evenings on drifted or still fished night crawlers and while casting cranks. Some decent sized channel catfish were also caught from the pier. Van Ettan Lake is bringing in perch biting on worms and minnows. Walleye are biting on night crawlers. Out on Cedar Lake bluegill and perch using minnows and worms for the bait.

AuSable River: Those still fishing with night crawlers from the river mouth caught a few walleye and channel catfish. Small mouth and rock bass were hitting on cranks and crawlers. Below Foote Dam a few rainbow trout, small mouth bass and steel head were taken on skein and worms.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report:  Good numbers of lake trout were taken from the bottom in 130 to 170 feet. Atlantic salmon were caught in the top 30 feet. Try spoons, meat rigs, and flies out from the AuSable River. Chinook are being marked near the mouth of the AuSable River and a few were caught in 20 to 35 feet with spoons and j-plugs. Pier anglers caught fish on spoons. Walleye and small mouth bass were taken by those casting crank baits or still fishing with crawlers. Channel cats were hitting on crawlers on the bottom at night. Van Ettan Lake is bringing in perch biting on worms and minnows. Walleye are biting on night crawlers. Out on Cedar Lake bluegill and perch using minnows and worms for the bait.

AuSable River: Those targeting walleye found a few in the evening when casting crank baits or when drifting and still fishing with crawlers near the mouth. Channel cats, small mouth bass, and rock bass were taken on marabou jigs or when drifting or still fishing with crawlers. Lots of small mouth bass were sub-legal.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Anglers found  good numbers of lake trout when trolling in 120-160 feet. Most were found on the bottom but a few were suspended. Atlantic salmon and steel head were in the top 30-70 feet. Chinook were 80 feet down in 130-150 feet. Walleye were suspended in 80-100 feet. Pier anglers caught some good size channel cats on crawlers or shrimp on the bottom. Freshwater drum and bass were taken on crawlers. A few walleye were caught when still fishing or drifting crawlers. Fishing out on Van Ettan Lake is bringing in good size perch biting on worms and minnows. Walleye are biting on night crawlers. Out on Cedar Lake bluegill and perch using minnows and worms for the bait.

AuSable River: was producing good numbers of small mouth bass for those drifting crawlers, casting spinners or jigging soft plastics. A few large mouth bass were caught in the weedy cuts and marinas.Channel catfish, rock bass and bowfin were caught on crawlers.Water temperatures were right around 73 degrees.

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