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Northern Michigan Smallmouth Bass

Northern Michigan Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Northern Michigan Smallmouth Bass

We have entered one of the best periods for Smallmouth Bass in Northern Michigan.  Pre Spawn is one of the top rated periods to hunt big smallmouth bass that are headed up shallow.  So far the season has gotten off to a great start as most inland lakes are 55 degrees or better.  We have been on Grand Traverse Bay a few times finding water temps ranging from 47-53 depending on where you go.

Inland Lake Fishing

Northern Michigan smallmouth bass have started to move shallow with a few of the lakes starting the spawning cycle.  Those lakes the small males are starting to nest up, but all the big females are still deep off the first break.

Inland Lakes will always fire up before the bay and are a great way to get dialed in again before the Big Water starts fishing. This week we saw some of the signs of the spawn cycle with nesting and behavior, as the baitfish bite slowed down this week we had to go finesse tactics both on fly rod and light spinning gear.

Northern Michigan Smallmouth Bass


Booking a Smallmouth Trip

Interested in booking a Smallmouth Bass Trip or going for Lake Trout on light tackle, drop us a message via email, or text/call us directly 231-631-5701. We have open boats available this Summer if your want to fish for Northern Michigan Smallmouth Bass.

Jon Ray

Quick look at Michigan – Video

Having been to many of these places in Michigan this is a great look into the beauty of the Mitten state.

Burst Into Northern Michigan from Chris Zuker on Vimeo.

Field and Stream – Michigan is the Best

I grew up with this magazine, so many memories.  Here is a little blog post by Kirk Deeter, with a photo from Mangled Fly.

Why Michigan is the Best!

Biggest so far on the Swing (this year)

Nice part about battling the big boyz of the 2013 fall steelhead with the streamer rod, is that you can battling them with 12-15 pound test tippet.  Pictured below is Robert from OK with the largest steelhead landed so far with a streamer.  Great fish Robert. Would guess the fish to be 14-15 pounds.


During the day

Not all cool things happen during the night in June.  Day time glory caught on film.  Have more filming of what happened here.  This is only a screen shot.  But some really cool daytime things are happening that we are going to expand upon.

brown trout eating damsel fly