Thursday, June 29, 2017
Traverse City: Lake trout fishing in the East Bay was good when trolling just south of the Elk Rapids Marina. At the south end of the bay, lake trout were caught when trolling near the M-37 launch and a nice steelhead was caught when jigging. Bass fishing was hit-or-miss but a couple nice fish were taken along the south end. Some good size bass were caught on leeches and dead gobies in the Elk River. Lots of rock bass were also caught. On the West Bay, lake trout were caught when jigging south of Lee Point and trolling north of Elm Wood Marina. Lake herring were taken north of Marion Island in shallow water. Smallmouth bass were caught near Marion Island and off the breakwall at Northport.