Michigan DNR Fishing Report for November 29, 2018

Southwest Lower Peninsula

Muskegon River: Steelhead are still being caught though catch rates are spotty. Leech patterns are working in the deeper holes.

White River: Those casting or drifting spawn and beads continue to catch the occasional steelhead or brown trout.

Northeast Lower Peninsula

Thunder Bay River: A good number of Atlantic salmon have moved off the beds and were more willing to bite. Some were still up near the dam however a good number were dropping back in the river. Atlantic salmon along with a couple steelhead and brown trout were caught by those drifting or floating spawn, wax worms and beads, casting spoons, stripping streamers or drifting nymphs and egg flies. The steelhead action was relatively slow. The harbor had skim ice.

Au Sable River: Atlantic salmon have moved off the beds and could be found in the holes and around current breaks and structure like downed trees. Only a small number were still on the beds and spawning. The Atlantics were taken when drifting or floating spawn bags, beads, spinners, wax worms or egg flies. The steelhead action was slow with only a few caught. Walleye were taken when casting crank baits near the mouth.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

Manistee River: Those braving the cold caught steelhead, but the bite was slow.

Pere Marquette River: Had a slow steelhead bite.

Pentwater River: Some big steelhead were caught however the bite slowed.

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