NEWS & REPORTS

Fishing Report

Oscoda The mouth of the river is seeing a few Salmon being caught off the pier head casting spoons, also bringing in Walleye and Catfish using night crawlers for bait. Van Ettan Lake is going crazy with the perch at this time, great size and excellent fishing using minnows and crawlers for bait.

AuSable River: River fishing is a bit slow at this time, most activity is at the mouth of the river.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda Those trolling off the mouth of the AuSable River have caught a few Salmon on J plugs in the early morning. Lake trout are also in the area. Pier angler managed to catch a few walleye, small mouth bass, pike, catfish & freshwater drum.

AuSable River: The lower river was loaded with small gizzard shad which is a sure sign that fall is almost here.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda has been seeing a good number of Lake Trout being caught. Most were caught throughout the water column in 130-150 ft. with spoons, wobblers and spin glo’s. The occasional Chinook or Steelhead were caught. Early Morning has been the best time for fishing.

AuSable River: Pier Fishing has slowed down a bit due to the warmer temps. Inland lakes Van Ettan & Cedar lake are seeing pan fish in good numbers with minnows and worms for bait. Out in the AuSable river near Foote pond just about anything and everything will bite on worms and minnows, great pan fishing.

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Fishing Report

Oscoda has a good number of Lake Trout. Boat anglers are fishing from AuSable Point to Greenbush in waters 120 ft and deeper with baits spread throughout the water column. Chinock and Steelhead were up high. As the water warms, look for the temperature breaks. Pier anglers have caught a few Walleye, smallmouth bass and channel cats in early morning & late evening.

AuSable River: had good smallmouth bass fishing with good numbers of fish & good size. More anglers are turning to kayak fishing. Those casting are drifting had good success. Inland lakes Van Ettan & Cedar lake are seeing pan fish in good numbers with minnows and worms for bait.

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Free ORV Weekends: August 20-21

Contact: Maia Turek, 989-225-8573 or Rob Katona, 906-228-6561

Michigan DNR announces Free ORV Weekends June 11-12 and Aug. 20-21

orv_originalThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites off-road enthusiasts to enjoy two Free ORV Weekends this summer. During these weekends, Michigan residents and nonresidents can legally ride DNR-designated routes and trails, including Silver Lake State Park, without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit.

ORV riders can explore more than 3,800 miles of designated ORV trails. All rules found in the ORV Handbook of Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Laws apply. ORV trail maps are available at www.michigan.gov/orvtrails.

Outdoor enthusiasts can plan their ORV trips and take advantage of Michigan’s best travel deals during the following weekends: 

  • The first Free ORV Weekend will take place June 11-12 and will offer the best vacation value for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to fees being waived for ORV trail licenses and permits, the year’s second Free Fishing Weekend will take place, and the Recreation Passport will not be required at any state park or recreation area during that weekend.
  • The second Free ORV Weekend is set for Aug. 20-21. Get a little trail time in with the kids before they head back to school. It is also an excellent time to head to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for a long weekend of scenic vistas, miles of uninterrupted trails, friendly lodging and dining experiences. A Recreation Passport will be required for entry to state parks and recreation areas this weekend.

For more information, contact Maia Turek at turekm@michigan.gov or 989-225-8573 or Rob Katona at katonar@michigan.gov or 906-228-6561. 

Inside Michigan’s Great Outdoors subscribers are always the first to know about reservation opportunities, state park events and other outdoor happenings. Visit www.michigan.gov/dnr to subscribe now.

Learn more about how the Recreation Passport gains you access to any Michigan state park, fee-based boat launch, state forest campground or nonmotorized state trailhead parking at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport. The Recreation Passport will not be required during the June 11-12 Free ORV Weekend.

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Michigan’s Free ORV Weekends, June 11-12 and Aug. 20-21, allow ORV riders to explore more than 3,800 miles of designated ORV trails./

Fishing Report

Oscoda

AuSable River: Lake Trout, Steelhead and the occasional pink salmon have been caught but these fish are moving around, cooler temps at night are helping out. Try spoons with dodgers or cowbells in 90-120 ft. Colors vary so change up often. Van Etten/Ceder Lake: Fishing on the two inland lakes is bringing in a few nice perch and bluegill. If you looking to go out and catch some pan fish Van Ettan Lake and Foote pond is the place to be, just drop a minnow or a worm down and you’ll be sure to get a fish!

Time to book your fishing trip!
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Jaws

July 13th & 16th at dusk at the Oscoda beach park.  Free Admission, bring you lawn chair and blanket. Sit back and enjoy!

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