2019 Fishing Report

Traverse City: Smallmouth fishing was great in shallow waters of the East Bay. Fish were caught south of Old Mission, from M-37 to the State Park and from Acme to Yuba. A couple cisco were caught around Deepwater Point in 50 feet or less. On the Elk River, bass fishing was good at times using swim baits, crawlers and leeches at the dam and off the rocks. Rock bass and freshwater drum along with lots of carp are also in the river. At the kid’s pond, a few leftover rainbow trout were caught. The West Bay was producing cisco in shallow water around the tip of Old Mission Peninsula and near Lee Point. Bass were reported from Bowers Harbor south along the peninsula. On the Boardman River, smallmouth were caught on crawlers or leeches at the dam.