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Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - End of July 2017

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - End of July 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for late July 2017.This year, the winds that usually occur in August have come early. Anglers who are willing and able to fish safely in these windy conditions have been handsomely rewarded with great catches! The smallmouth and largemouth bite has been good, and big lake fishing is producing salmon as well as some steelhead and brown trout.

It has been windy here so far in July, and these winds, often associated with August, have come early this year. Anglers that have been willing to get out and fish in the wind, and done so safely, have been rewarded handsomely. When it's windy, a spinnerbait is a great way to target both largemouth and smallmouth bass on isolated structure and flats. The muskie fishing on Lake St. Clair is red hot right now. Anglers that are both trolling as well as casting have been doing extremely well catching some very, very nice large fish. In northern Michigan, out of ports like Frankfort, Manistee, and Traverse City, king salmon are being caught, as well as the occasional steelhead and brown trout. Trolling with spoons and meat-rigs continue to be the primary baits when fished adjacent to the thermo cline. Early morning has been the best at targeting the kings, but the afternoon bite has been surprisingly good. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July, Week 2, 2017

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July, Week 2, 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-July, Week 2, 2017. Michigan's King Salmon fishing is heating up, tips for fishing for brown trout, and summertime smallmouth bass.

It's mid-July here in Michigan, and many anglers are talking about the Lake Michigan king salmon fishery. Ports like Muskegon, Grand Haven, Saugatuck, Manistee, and even Frankfurt are producing some very nice catches of King Salmon right now - including some whoppers topping 30 pounds. Trolling remains the best way to target these king salmon, and anglers using a mix of spoons as well as meat rigs are able to boat these feisty Great Lakes salmon. For fly anglers wanting to hit the river, a mouse pattern fished at night is a great way to target big brown trout. Also, during the day, a grasshopper pattern is a great way to target the daytime bite. For bass anglers across the state, we have lots of options, even though it's the dead of summer right now. Spinner-baits fished in the wind are a great tool to locate and catch summertime fish that are aggressive. And fishing the deep breaks, down in the deep water with a drop-shot rig is a great option looking for those deep water bites. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July 2017

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the second week of July 2017. Lake trout, salmon, and bass fishing tips and techniques to use when fishing in Michigan during mid-July.

Lake trout fishing remains consistently good across the state. Anglers on Lake Michigan are finding nice catches fishing along the bottom with cowbells and spoons. For salmon anglers, finding the thermo cline is critical to finding the active fish. Trolling spoons at, or near, the thermo cline is the key to getting these active fish to bite. Bass fishing remains red hot across the state. For those anglers looking for an explosive top-water bite, we have some great opportunities. Walking-style baits and poppers are a great option this time of the year. One of my favorites, this time of year, are soft plastic jerk-baits twitched just below the surface. These can lead to some very visually exciting strikes. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early July 2017

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early July 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the first week of July 2017. Vertical jigging for lake trout, and Michigan's Mayfly hatch heating up fishing throughout the state.

Happy 4th of July from everybody at Sport Fish Michigan. We've got a really nice report for you throughout the State of Michigan. For anglers targeting lake trout, vertical jigging and trolling remain the top two options. Vertical jigging in the 50-70 foot range, and trolling in the 70-90 foot range as the thermolcline really develops, seem to be the ticket to getting the most bites. The mayfly hatch is upon us here in the State of Michigan, and down in Lake St. Clair they've had the bulk of their hatch already. But, up in northern Michigan, we still have the peak to come on many of the waters. Early July is the perfect time for top-water bait, whether it's a dry fly imitating the mayfly hex hatch, or whether it's a walking-bait or a popper for bass fishermen, or even a soft plastic jerk-bait - like a fluke twitched just below the surface - explosive bites, and lots of fun! Have a fun and safe 4th of July. If you need a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late June, 2017

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late June, 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the end of June, 2017. The mayfly hatch has created amazing opportunities for fly fishermen - brown trout, rainbow trout - optimal at dusk. Top water fishing for bass with a walking bait. Walleye fishing tips. King and coho salmon in Lake Michigan.

Hi, I'm captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's late June. We have some fantastic opportunities for fishermen all across the state. The biggest mayflies of the year are out right now. These are the hexagenia. These are the granddaddies of all, and fly anglers are loving having these big bugs around and are fishing for big brown trout, rainbow trout, and whatnot in the dusk in the evening hours. These are the biggest bugs that we'll see all year. For the bass anglers, a walking bait with a little chicken feather on the back is also a great opportunity for top water bass. For walleye anglers on Saginaw Bay, the walleyes have started to migrate out a little bit deeper and so pulling spoons at a slightly higher speed - almost 3 miles an hour - 2.5 to 3 miles an hour can really pay dividends for those walleyes. On the western side of the state, we have Lake Michigan. Anglers seeking salmon are seeing some great action for two three and four year old king and coho salmon. The king salmon that are in the four year class are 20 pounds and bigger. Which is a great sign for July and August as we get into the salmon run into the rivers. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give us a call today, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid June, Week 2, 2017 #2

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid June, Week 2, 2017 #2

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the mid-June, Week 2, 2017. Outstanding opportunities for bass, lake trout, and brown trout fishing in Michigan.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz Report for the State of Michigan. Bass fishing remains red hot all across the state. Most of the state of Michigan is in a post-spawn pattern. For both largemouth and smallmouth bass, top waters early in the morning, or in the dusk - or spinnerbaits through the day are great options for finding these post-spawn fish. Grand Traverse Bay up near the Traverse City Area is a fantastic spot to be fishing for lake trout and some smaller king salmon. However, there are regulation changes, so make sure you check out the DNR to see what the regulation changes are for size and limits. The mayfly hatch continues all across the state. For fly anglers wanting to target the largest trout in the system, fishing at dusk, and into the night, is the most productive time to be on the water. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give Sport Fish Michigan a call today, or check us out on the web www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid June 2017 #2

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid June 2017 #2

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the mid-June, 2017. The beginning of a Mayfly hatch is providing great top water opportunities in Michigan. Outstanding salmon and lake trout big lake fishing now is a great sign for a good fishing season.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's almost mid-June, and we've got some fantastic options all across the state. On inland lakes, and on the rivers, all across the state we're seeing the very beginnings of a Mayfly hatch. This is a really critical food source for many different species of fish. Trout will key-in on this bug. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, panfish, and even walleyes will all utilize this really critical food source. The Mayfly hatch presents some really excellent opportunities for top water anglers fishing a walking bait or a popper early in the mornings or late in the evenings. Big-water anglers are seeing some very good action from salmon and lake trout. We're seeing some 20+ pound salmon - those are the 4-year old adults. We're seeing some of the 2- and 3-year olds, as well. This is a great sign for the rest of the summer. If you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give us a call today, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - First Week of June 2017 #2

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - First Week of June 2017 #2

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the first week of June, 2017. Panfish: perch, bluegill. Grand Traverse Bay cisco, lake trout, and whitefish. Bass fishing in Michigan in early June.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's early June and we have some fantastic options all across the state for you. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is actually to go panfish fishing, whether it's perch or bluegill, or even sunfish. You get up in the shallows. They're a lot of fun on really light tackle or on fly rods - they're possible, too. They're just a ball of fun - especially in this early June period. For anglers up in the Traverse City Area, Grand Traverse Bay is the place to be. Light tackle, casting blade baits or jigging spoons for ciscos, lots of lake trout, and big, big whitefish. Those are great options this time of year. Bass fishing all across the state remains red hot - both for spawn and post-spawn fish. Depending on the size of the body of water you're on, you can see fish anywhere from 2 feet all of the way down to 15 feet or so. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late May 2017

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late May 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for late May 2017 in Michigan. Northern Michigan smallmouth bass spawn, catch and release, walleye in Saginaw Bay, lake trout and salmon in Lake Michigan.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for you for the State of Michigan. It's Memorial Day, we have some wonderful opportunities for anglers all across the state. Up in northern Michigan, the smallmouth bass are on the spawn. It's a peak time to catch these awesome fish. It's really important to practice catch and release when we catch a fish off of the bed. These are the parents that are guarding the eggs as well as the fry. This will help ensure the next generation of great angling opportunities throughout the years. Walleye anglers down in the Saginaw Bay area are still catching lots and lots of walleyes, pulling both spoons, but predominantly pulling crawler harnesses at a slow 1.1 to 1.5 miles per hour. For anglers getting out on Lake Michigan, we have some tremendous Lake Trout and Salmon action all across the western side of the state. If you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-May 2017 #2

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-May 2017 #2

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-May in Michigan. Saginaw Bay Walleye, River Trout, and Bass fishing in Michigan.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's May, we have some tremendous opportunities throughout the state. For anglers after the walleye, Saginaw Bay is a tremendous place to be this time of the year. Crawler harnesses or spoons can lead to fish just like this one. With many of May's insect hatches, fly fishing is a great option. Anglers that are looking for the rivers can find some fantastic trout fishing. Bass fishing continues to be red hot throughout the state. Down in the southern portion, we have bass up on the beds. In northern Michigan, we still have mostly a pre-spawn pattern, with some of the early, smaller, inland lakes seeing some spawning action. If you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give us a call today, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-May 2017

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-May 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-May in Michigan. Salmon, brown trout, and perch fishing in Michigan - tips and techniques.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's mid-May and we have some tremendous opportunities all across the state. For the salmon angler, we have some tremendous opportunities in the southwestern portion of the state. Saugatuck, Holland, those ports like that are fishing very well for 2 and 3 year old king and coho salmon. In northern Michigan, out of Frankfort and Manistee, we have some fantastic brown trout action. Trolling spoons, or minnow-imitating body baits is the key to getting these big brown trout to bite. Another great option, all across the state, is perch fishing. These fish are just coming off of the spawn and are starting to feed-up heavily as they transition towards deeper waters for the summer. Using a perch rig with live minnows, or a jigging spoon with either a minnow head, piece of shrimp, or a wiggler is really a great option this time of the year. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give us a call today, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early May 2017

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early May 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for early May in Michigan. Walleye fishing - Detroit River, smallmouth bass at Lake St. Clair, cisco on Grand Traverse Bays, and fishing tips.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz Report for the State of Michigan. It's early May, and we have lots of options for you throughout the state. For anglers down in southeast Michigan, we have some fantastic walleye fishing, as well as bass fishing. Lake St. Clair is producing some very nice smallmouth bass right now - tubes, jerk-baits, rattle traps - we like, right now, the jerk-bait bite is really nice with a nice, good long pause. Figure out that cadence, really experiment to see what those fish want. Very often times, they'll hit during the pause. When you go to move that bait again, they've already got it - and it's game on from there. For the walleye angler on the Detroit River, we like to use a 1 ounce jig. It seems to be the perfect mix of being able to find the bottom easily, and be able to contact the bottom on every lift and drop, which is what we want to do during current when we're vertical jigging, as well as providing a nice, big profile for those walleyes to key-in on. We have some wind, so the water gets a little bit muddy. Those fish can still hear that thump and see that profile of that bait. One thing that's critical for our success is using a stinger hook. We really want to make sure that all of our jigs have a stinger hook. Further up north, on Grand Traverse Bay, we have a absolutely phenomenal cisco bite going on right now. The ciscos are in shallow - anywhere from 20 to 50 feet. They're feeding on midges right now and minnows, as well. We like to use a blade bait. Cast out a blade bait, let it sink, and then yo-yo retrieve that thing back. You're going to absolutely load the boat. It's as many fish as you want to catch right now for those ciscos, and those ciscos are running anywhere from 4 to 5 pounds. Inland lake bass fishing up here, also in northern Michigan, also is fantastic - but the waters are cold. Blade baits, again, can be a real key in this water that is still in the low- to mid-40s. As it starts to warm from the smaller inland lakes to the bigger inland lakes, jerk-baits and rattle traps can really come into play, as well. If you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, or you would like more information, check us out at SportFishMichigan.com, or give us a call today.


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