Michigan DNR fishing report for May 24, 2018

Northeast Lower Peninsula

Ocqueoc River: A couple steelhead were caught on beads and spawn up near the weir. Anglers also caught suckers, smallmouth bass, and few pike on crank baits, soft baits, and worms.

Thunder Bay River: Anglers are still hooking into steelhead when drifting flies and beads up near the 9th Street Dam. Smallmouth bass were also caught on body baits and live bait. Walleye were caught in the evening when casting off the Yacht Club wall.

Au Sable River: Steelhead anglers did well when drifting flies and beads in the shallow pools behind gravel. The bite was slower but a few were hitting smaller natural flies like the caddis and stonefly nymphs. Most were fairly dark and post spawn however a few chrome fish were also found.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

Overall: The trout streams had decent levels and activity on the inland lakes continues to heat up. Bass are starting to spawn, and a few bluegills were starting to bed in the coves where the water is a few degrees warmer. Good walleye fishing continues.

Bear River: A couple steelhead were caught at the dam but otherwise fishing was slow. The number of suckers in the river has dropped. Anglers were using spawn, flies, or artificial eggs at the dam. Some caught the occasional smallmouth bass.

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