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Top Traverse City Fishing Spots

  1. Shipwreck off South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan
    4/23/2011 12:47:54 AM -

    45.010842000 -86.091528000

  2. Shipwreck - Three Brothers. 695
    4/22/2011 5:09:16 PM - 45.010923680 -86.091297104


  3. LH0610
    5/8/2011 12:33:11 AM - Grand Traverse L 45.209722000 -85.550556000


  4. Rugg Pond
    5/14/2011 2:27:34 PM - Rugg Pond 44.7842, -85.2003


  5. wreck-10116
    3/14/2015 12:54:17 AM - Attributes vesslterms feature_type Wrecks - Submerged, nondangerous chart US,US,graph,Chart 14902 latdec 45.0281435 londec -86.088585 depth sounding_type history quasou depth


  6. Stevens Lake
    5/19/2011 9:30:39 PM - Stevens Lake 44.7619, -85.8715


  7. WESTMORELAND
    4/17/2012 10:53:50 AM - Attributes RECRD 2325 VESSLTERMS WESTMORELAND FEATURE_TYPE Not Charted LATDEC 44.933325 LONDEC -86.100094 GP_QUALITY Poor DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_TYPE YEARSUNK HISTORY SURVEY REQUIRE


  8. Francisco Morazan
    6/9/2012 7:39:20 PM - Francisco Morazan


  9. ST. LAWRENCE
    4/17/2012 10:53:08 AM - Attributes RECRD 2312 VESSLTERMS ST. LAWRENCE FEATURE_TYPE Not Charted LATDEC 44.666664 LONDEC -86.266761 GP_QUALITY Poor DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_TYPE YEARSUNK HISTORY SURVEY REQUIRE


  10. Coho Salmon5
    4/1/2021 5:16:59 PM -



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Traverse City Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Traverse City, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Chinook Salmon

  2. Chinook Salmon

    There is a 67.65% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 46 Chinook Salmon counted.

    Traverse City Chinook Salmon Counts Chart
    Chinook

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  3. Rainbow Trout

  4. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 11.76% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 8 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Traverse City Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

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  5. Gizzard Shad

  6. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 7.35% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 5 Gizzard Shad counted.

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    Gizzard

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  7. Brown Trout

  8. Brown Trout

    There is a 2.94% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 2 Brown Trout counted.

    Traverse City Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

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  9. Coho Salmon

  10. Coho Salmon

    There is a 2.94% catch rate for Coho Salmon, based on 2 Coho Salmon counted.

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  11. Common Carp

  12. Common Carp

    There is a 2.94% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 2 Common Carp counted.

    Traverse City Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

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  13. Atlantic Salmon

  14. Atlantic Salmon

    There is a 1.47% catch rate for Atlantic Salmon, based on 1 Atlantic Salmon counted.

    Traverse City Atlantic Salmon Counts Chart
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  15. Lake Trout

  16. Lake Trout

    There is a 1.47% catch rate for Lake Trout, based on 1 Lake Trout counted.

    Traverse City Lake Trout Counts Chart
    Lake

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  17. Pink Salmon

  18. Pink Salmon

    There is a 1.47% catch rate for Pink Salmon, based on 1 Pink Salmon counted.

    Traverse City Pink Salmon Counts Chart
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Recommendations above based on 9 species of fish and 68 fish counted for December around Traverse City.

To date, there are 34 species of fish and a total of 1671 fish counted for Traverse City and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1873 (149 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 9:57:27 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Traverse City Fishing Reports

  • Late November Fishing Report
    11/25/2022 11:48:59 AM - As November comes to an end along with the Fall season we find river and fishing conditions to be about what you’d expect for this time of year. Water levels are running on th


  • Early November Fishing Report
    11/8/2022 3:31:04 PM - Steelhead fishing has been mixed. The last week of October left us with low and clear water and with all the salmon gone the steelhead weren’t as easy to find. Over the weeken


  • Mid October Fishing Report
    10/19/2022 8:38:10 PM - It seems like it has been an old fashion fall with cooler weather frosts kicking the fall colors into bold expressions and maybe a little too much rain in our rivers. After ov


  • Early October Fishing Report
    10/1/2022 2:09:00 PM - It’s October and it feels like it – cool nights mild days and some color staring in the trees. Most anglers are focused on the salmon in local rivers as it’s been a good year


  • Mid – September Fishing Report
    9/12/2022 4:26:26 PM - Nearing the mid-point of September it feels like the seasons are thinking about transitioning. September can be a continuation of summer or the end of the summer – just depend


  • Mid August Fishing Report
    8/19/2022 9:35:25 AM - It’s mid-August and it feels like it’s the end of a lot of seasons. This time of year the months of long days prolonged fishing pressure and water temperatures that are often


  • Late July Fishing Report
    7/29/2022 10:13:24 AM - The trout fishing has been decent lately with a mix of Tricos hatching in the morning and mostly smaller trout rising; it’s a lot of fun with a lighter weight rod. Other times


  • Mid-July Fly Fishing Report
    7/15/2022 11:45:11 AM - It’s mid-July and the major hatches have come and gone on the Manistee and Boardman Rivers. With the lack of rain the past two months river levels are low and so is the water


  • Late June Fly Fishing Report
    6/28/2022 12:06:04 PM - As June winds down the Hex Hatch winds up. It has been sporadic with the fluctuations in the weather for both the emergences and spinner falls so there is no telling when you


  • Mid June Fly Fishing Report
    6/16/2022 5:31:31 PM - With the dog days of June upon us the trout fishing has been tougher than we have come to expect for this time of year. The big bugs of June have been fickle – as have most ha


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Top Traverse City Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. The Northern Angler
    Fly Fishing shop located in downtown Traverse City. We carry Sage, Scott, Simms Fishing Products, Redington fly rods and waders, Fishpond, Fly Tying Supplies, Vises. Fly Reels from Waterworks Lamson, Ross, Sage, Nautilus and Redington. Full Selection

  2. Orvis Streamside


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Top Traverse City Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Current Works Guide Service, LLC
    Current Works is the fly-fishing guide service of Ted Kraimer and is operated with the idea of getting you into the most enjoyable and best fishing around. With so many species to choose from, four seasons to fish in and different watersheds, all wit

  2. The Northern Angler
    Fly Fishing shop located in downtown Traverse City. We carry Sage, Scott, Simms Fishing Products, Redington fly rods and waders, Fishpond, Fly Tying Supplies, Vises. Fly Reels from Waterworks Lamson, Ross, Sage, Nautilus and Redington. Full Selection

  3. Showtime Charters
    Traverse City Michigan's premier charter fishing company.

  4. Traverse City Bass Guide Service


  5. Daydreamer Fishing Charter Services


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Top Traverse City Marinas

  1. Ahgosatown Landing Marina & RV
    All our sites overlook the marina and beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. Enjoy an evening campfire on the beach and breathtaking sunrises in the morning.

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