NEWS & REPORTS

Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Lake Trout were found in 110-180 feet. Some were on the bottom while others were halfway down. Atlantic Salmon and a couple Pink Salmon were found in the top 60 feet. Try spoons, spin glo’s and meat rigs. Pier anglers found good numbers of Small mouth Bass and Freshwater Drum with crawlers on the bottom. Channel Cats were caught on crawlers after dark. Fishing out on Van Ettan Lake is bringing in good size perch biting on worms and minnows. A few walleye on night crawlers. Out on Cedar Lake bluegill and perch using minnows and worms for the bait.

AuSable River: Had good Small mouth Bass Fishing for those using spinners, soft plastics or crawlers. Freshwater Drum, Rock bass, Bowfin and a couple Channel Cats were also caught. The Walleye bite was slow but a few were taken when drifting crawlers on the bottom or with a slip bobber in the holes between the railroad trestle and the mouth.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Anglers found good numbers of lake trout straight out from the river in 100-150 feet. Most were on the bottom but a few were suspended about halfway. Coho and steel head were caught in the top 50-75 feet. Try spoons, spin-glo’s and meat rigs. A few walleye suspended 25 feet down in about 10 feet were caught but most were hitting stick baits in about 30-40 feet. Pier anglers caught small mouth bass, walleye, and freshwater drum when casting crank baits or still fishing with crawlers. A few yellow perch and rock bass were caught on perch or crappie rigs. Fishing out on Van Ettan Lake is bringing in good size perch biting on worms and minnows. A few walleye on night crawlers. Out on Cedar Lake bluegill and perch using minnows and worms for the bait.

AuSable River:  A few walleye were caught when drifting crawlers or leeches through the deeper holes in Oscoda and up near the trestle bridge in the late evening but many were too small. Large and small mouth bass or pike were taken on crank baits. Bluegill and rock bass were taken on crawlers.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Good catches of lake trout were found in 100 to 150 feet when trolling spoons and spin glo’s near the bottom. Steel head and pink salmon were found in the top 30 feet. Stomach contents show many of the steel head were feeding on hatched and emerging insects. Anglers targeting walleye found a couple when still fishing or drifting crawlers near the mouth of the river early or late. Channel catfish and freshwater drum were caught right off the bottom with crawlers and shrimp on a three way swivel or perch rigs.

AuSable River:  Water levels were high but anglers drifting crawlers through the holes between Oscoda and the railroad trestle found a couple walleye but most were small. Anglers casting crank baits reported good catches of small mouth up near Foote Dam and a few large mouth or Pike in the marinas near the mouth. Freshwater drum and carp were caught when drifting crawlers.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Anglers trolling spoons caught trout & salmon including the odd steelhead in 40-90 feet. Those trolling crank baits or a crawler harness caught walleye in 10-20 feet near the mouth of the river & near AuSable Pt. Pier anglers caught smallmouth bass when casting crank baits.

AuSable River:  Walleye were caught between Mill St bridge & Whirlpool access. Most boat anglers were trolling crank baits or a crawler harness upstream & drifting a crawler harness downstream. Shore anglers at the AuSable River park caught smallmouth bass, freshwater drum & rock bass on crank baits & crawlers.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Boat and pier anglers drifting crawlers or jigging minnows and soft plastic caught a few walleye. Lake trout were caught in 20-40 feet when trolling. Inland lakes are bringing in a few perch.

AuSable River:  Walleye were caught in the lower river when drifting crawlers or trolling crawler harness. Steelhead fishing was slow but anglers were still finding a few on the gravel or in the deeper holes. Most of the fish are slowly heading back towards the lake. Smallmouth bass and white suckers have been caught.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report: Not to much going on in the inland lakes at this time. Walleye fishing opens this week end state wide on the inland lakes so be ready to catch some fish.

AuSable River:  Steelhead are being caught all the way from the mouth of the river to the dam, using spawn, wax worms and flies for bait. A few Walleye are being caught at the mouth of the river using rapalas.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report   The ice is very unsafe and the DNR has been asking everyone to stay off the lakes.

AuSable River: A few steelhead are being caught at the mouth of the river using spawn bags/wax worms.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report   The ice is safe once again to be out on and enjoying the day. We have about a foot of ice on both Cedar & Van Ettan Lake. Van Ettan is bringing in Perch and Pike using minnows and wigglers for bait. Cedar lake is staying steady with good catches of Bluegill using wax worms.

AuSable River: A few steelhead are being caught at the mouth of the river using spawn bags/wax worms.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Fishing Report   At this date and time of the fishing report, we are advising everyone to STAY OFF THE ICE. With the rain and warmer temps we have been having the ice is unsafe.

AuSable River: Up river steelhead are being caught using spawn bags.

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