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Aug 12th 2014 -They’re still getting a few walleyes at Port Austin, but fishing has slowed down. Trollers after lake trout are getting good numbers from 120 to 135 feet of water, mostly northeast of the Lighthouse. Not much activity at Grindstone City last week.  
July 29th 2014 - Walleye fishing had slowed a bit off the tip of the Thumb from Port Austin to Grindstone City but they were still taking some nice walleye and a lot of smallmouth bass.


 
July 21st 2014 - Excellent walleye fishing from east to Grindstone City and on around to Lighthouse Park in 30 to 40 feet of water all week! Limit catches of 3 to 5 lb. walleyes were the norm. Crawler harnesses and spoons were both taking fish. Recent wind and weather patterns have piled up warm water along the tip of the Thumb and surface temperatures there were 68 to 69 degrees, which may have fueled the active bite. Walleye fishing west of Port Austin on the reefs is not that great, but the water is colder back that way. As of Monday afternoon, a shift in the wind has dropped lake temperature at Grindstone by 7 degrees and walleye anglers are working hard to get fish. However, this same pattern is making it tough for salmon & trout anglers, as the thermocline is far offshore right now.  
July 16th 2014- Walleye fishing was good to very good from Port Austin, with fishing picking up on the reefs west of Port Austin and also good in 20 to 35 feet off the Port Austin Light. Crawler harnesses with pink, anti-freeze, perch or copper blades worked best. On the very tip of the Thumb, excellent walleye fishing Thursday through Sunday between Grindstone and Burnt Cabin Point in 24 to 29 feet of water on hot-n-tots and wiggle warts.  
June 24th 2014 - Port Austin the launch ramp finally open. Pier fishing as slow.

At Grindstone City: Good mixed catches of lake trout and steelheads in 60 to 80 feet, and limits of lake trout from 140 feet of water, trolling near the bottom. There was a big hatch of mayflies off Grindstone City this past weekend.
 
June 17th 2014 - A few walleye are starting to show up at Grindstone City and off Lighthouse Park.  
June 9th 2014 -Wading anglers are still taking some smallmouths in Eagle Bay and Grindstone City harbor.  
June 3rd 2014 - Walleyes are being taken at night off the breakwalls  
May 28th 2014 - Still not much activity at Port Austin, as harbor renovations are on-going there. Reports of good mixed-bag trout and salmon fishing out of Grindstone City, with trollers taking a mix of pink salmon, lake trout, a few steelheads and Atlantics out near the wreck of the Philadelphia. Closer to shore, walleye trollers are doing well in 12 feet of water near Lighthouse Park.  
May 12th 2014 - Port Austin was generally slow. At Grindstone City, catch-and-release bass fishing was pretty darn good with some bass up to 5 lb. showing up pre-spawn.  
Aug- 21st - 2013 - Boats trolling around the lighthouse were taking good numbers of smallmouth bass in 12 to 15 feet of water. Bluewater trollers were doing very well on a mixed bag of Chinooks, lake trout, and walleye in 160 to 190 feet of water, fishing from about 100 feet to the bottom. The thermocline currently starts at about 109 to 110 feet down and that’s where the fish are. The lake trout are within 10 feet of the bottom and the other fish are up in the water column a bit, but still in the thermocline. The lake trout are reported to be full of young smelt and other fish. Some good catches of walleye were reported from 90 to 110 feet of water using 2 ounce snap-weights to get the bait down.
At Grindstone City: fishing is slow with just a couple of walleyes brought in.
 

Aug- 15th - 2013 Fishing at Port Austin was slow all week.

From Grindstone City to Lighthouse Park, trollers were getting smallmouth bass and walleye in 25 to 45 feet of water with the walleyes mainly in 35 to 45 feet. Some walleye have been caught on Spin-n-Glos by boats trolling near the bottom for lake trout in water as deep as 140 to 160 feet over the past couple of weeks! (Clearly, the thermocline has set up pretty darn deep as a result of recent winds.)

 
July- 31st - 2013 - Most fishing action here is for walleye and the best fishing is still west and south of town around the Hat and Flat Rock reefs, and the Perch Reef to the north of the lighthouse.
At Grindstone: Walleye are straight north in 22 to 30 feet, and off Lighthouse Park.
 
July- 24th - 2013 -Walleye fishing remains excellent with most boats going west to the Hat Reef and other reefs in 25 to 30 feet, but some walleye are also being taken off the Port Austin Reef out by the lighthouse. Pier anglers are taking some walleye and catfish in the evening.
At Grindstone City: Walleyes are being taken in 30 to 40 feet of water.
 
July- 17th - 2013 - From Port Austin, most boats are going west to the reefs.
At Grindstone: boats are getting out of the state launch as long as they are not too big and take their time in the channel. Walleye fishing is excellent off Grindstone City.
 
July- 10th - 2013 - Walleye fishing is picking up on the reefs west of Port Austin and also out near the lighthouse. Walleye fishing is reported good to excellent all the way around the tip of the Thumb to Lighthouse Park, southeast of Grindstone City. Trolling depths range from 15 to 45 feet. The fish are hitting crawlers, body baits and spoons. Bluewater trollers are getting lake trout and a few salmon and steelhead anywhere from 90 to 140 feet of water, and they’re fishing at a variety of depths.  
June-26th- 2013 - Walleye fishing is just getting started with a few fish taken off the reefs. As the water continues to warm up, walleye fishing off the tip of the Thumb will improve.  
June 13th 2013 - A few anglers were targeting walleye by the Light House trolling small spoons in 20 foot of water, also getting some lake trout in 110 – 140 feet trolling near bottom.  
May-20th-2013 - Things have finally picked up. trollers did well on coho and lake trout over the weekend in 35 to 90 feet. Closer in, a few walleyes are being taken off the north wall at night and shore anglers on Bird Creek were getting good catches of big bullheads on crawlers.  
Apr-10th-2013 - Pier anglers were getting some steelheads out of Bird Creek off the gas dock casting small spoons. Late afternoon and early evening were best.

Nothing much happening in Grindstone City where the water is awfully low.

 
Sept -5th - 2012 - Trollers at Grindstone City did very well on lake trout and took occasional steelheads from 120 to 150 feet at a bearing of zero degrees. The lakers were on the bottom and the steelheads were about 50 feet down.  
Aug -28th - 2012 - Bluewater trollers were going northwest toward Port Austin from Grindstone and taking lake trout and an occasional steelhead in 140 feet of water near the bottom. Boat anglers after smallmouth bass were getting some fish in 13 to 15 feet on live bait.  
Aug -20th - 2012 - Shore and pier anglers are catching quite a few smallmouth bass. Lake trout are being taken off Grindstone at a bearing of 0 degrees in 130 to 150 feet of water.  
Aug -8th - 2012 -Trollers took lake trout and a couple of steelheads from 80 to 100 feet, near the bottom. They were also catching and releasing good numbers of smallmouth bass in 35 feet of water trolling crankbaits  
Jul -31st - 2012 - Walleye fishing was slow and angler pressure was light. At Grindstone City on Sunday, one boat fishing smallmouth reported good catches casting tube jigs in 10 to 15 feet of water.  
Jul -17th - 2012 - Good walleye fishing on Saturday at Grindstone in 32 to 40 feet of water, but the walleye were suspended about 20 to 23 feet down.  
Jul -10th - 2012 - Walleye fishing was very good off the Port Austin Reef in 30 to 35 feet of water, but access continues to be a problem because the Port Austin public ramp and harbor are closed all summer for reconstruction. Walleye fishermen are mostly launching from Grindstone City to fish the Port Austin area.

At Grindstone: Very good walleye fishing last week, with evenings reported better than mornings and quite a lot of fish taken as shallow as 12 to 18 feet on wiggle warts and other crankbaits. Walleye were being taken as far out as 42 feet. One angler noted that when the cold front (if you can call low 80’s a cold front) came through on Saturday evening, the fish really turned on!

 
Jun -27th - 2012 - Good catches of walleye are being taken off the edge of the reef near the lighthouse.

At Grindstone: walleye anglers are doing well in 25 to 35 feet, and a lot of boats are going northwest to fish near the Port Austin lighthouse. Bluewater trollers are fishing 100 feet of water straight north of Grindstone and getting a mixed bag of Kings, pinks, coho, steelheads, and lake trout.
 
Jun -19th - 2012 - Walleye are starting to hit on the reefs between Caseville and Port Austin, and also out by the Lighthouse in 15 to 20 feet.

At Grindstione: Lake trout are hitting straight north of in 100 to 120 feet of water. Some walleye are also being taken in 5 to 15 feet of water off Eagle Bay , but it’s rated as hit and miss.
 
Jun -5th - 2012 - There are still a lot of people fishing for smallmouths at Eagle Bay and Grindstone City. They’re getting fair numbers of smallmouths and some big rock bass, but the smallmouth fishing near shore is winding down fast and will be over soon.

 

May -30th - 2012 -Smallmouth bass fishing from Eagle Bay to Harbor Beach was absolutely phenomenal over the weekend with lots of limit catches taken by shore anglers and wading anglers. This is one of the few areas and times of year when many anglers choose to keep the bass they catch, although there’s lots of catch & release fishing also. One angler reported catching 15 bass on 15 consecutive casts. Many anglers were using live bait worms or live minnows but lots of people were using jigs or tube baits also. This fishery usually lasts for a week to 10 days after the opener, so get out there soon if you want to get in on it.
Walleye are being caught at night off breakwalls

 

 
5-22-12 - The boat ramp at Grindstone City will be open for Memorial Day weekend even though construction projects there are not yet completed. The ramp at Port Austin remains closed.  
Sept-8-11 - Lake trout were caught in 125 to 140 feet of water when boats can get out. Smallmouth bass were caught off the pier and from the mouth of Bird Creek.
At Grindstone City: Had good lake trout fishing early in the morning straight north of the harbor in waters 120 to 160 feet deep.

 
Aug 10th-2011 - Walleye action is still fair, but you may have to move around a lot to find active fish. Try 20 to 40 feet of water, and maybe even depths out to 60 feet of water. Trollers after trout and salmon are doing well on steelheads and lake trout in 80 to 130 feet of water. Steelheads are in the top 40 feet and lake trout are near the bottom. A few Kings are also being caught. Smallmouth bass are being taken by shore anglers at the mouth of Bird Creek.  
Aug 2nd-2011 - Excellent walleye fishing continues throughout this area in depths from 30 to 50 feet. Walleye trollers fishing small spoons near the bottom are also catching some whitefish. Walleye fishing predominates from Grindstone around to Port Hope.  
July 26th-2011 - Some are fishing as deep as 50 feet, but the shallower waters (30 feet or less) around the Hat, Flat Rock, and Osceola reefs were all producing well. Crawler harnesses and small spoons were both catching fish. Limit catches were common. Bigger fish can be found in deeper water. Walleye are also hitting in 30 to 40 feet of water off GRINDSTONE CITY. Trollers there are also picking up some whitefish incidental to walleye.
 
July 19th-2011 - Walleye fishing is excellent in 20 to 40 feet of water with most trollers going west to the Hat Point and Flat Rock reefs. Trollers are picking up occasional steelhead along with the walleye.

 
July 13th-2011 - Good catches of walleye are being taken off reefs from the Flat Rock Reef northeast to Grindstone City . (This is further evidence that the fish are moving deeper.) Trollers seeking walleye off Grindstone City are also catching some very nice whitefish.
 
July 7th-2011 - Getting reports of great walleye fishing with many limit catches. Best fishing is near the lighthouse or west in 35 to 40 feet of water when trolling Hot-n-Tots. More fish were caught on Flat Rock Reef and Hat Point Reef. A few whitefish were caught. Smallmouth bass were taken at the lighthouse when casting tube baits in 7 to 10 feet of water.
 
June 16th-2011 - Limits of walleye were caught at the Flat Rock Reef before changes in the weather. Look for walleye, brown trout and whitefish out near the lighthouse. Pier anglers caught smallmouth bass.

At Grindstone City: Depending on wind conditions, pier and shore anglers were catching smallmouth bass.


 
June 7th-2011 - Bass fishing remains excellent from Port Austin, Eagle Bay and Grindstone City to Lighthouse Park.

Very good fishing for Kings and Lake Trout off Lighthouse Park over the weekend in 40 to 120 feet of water. Kings are running 10 to 12 pounds and looked good! Some small Kings were also reported caught and released. This is the first we’ve heard of any small Kings in awhile. TheKings were about halfway to the bottom and the Lakers are about 10 feet off the bottom. Some steelhead were also taken.

 
June 2nd-2011 - Good lake trout action just north of the point in 120 feet of water. Good smallmouth bass action between Grindstone City and Port Austin.
 
May 25th -2011 - Boaters have caught decent numbers of lake trout and some steelhead in 80 to 120 feet of water. Chinook were caught about halfway down while lake trout were right on the bottom and hitting on mirage flies or spin-glo's.
 
Aug -5th -2010 - Those trolling off the very tip of the Thumb were getting good numbers of lake trout along with the occasional chinook, steelhead, and walleye in waters over 120 feet deep. Trout and salmon are deep because of the warm weather. The thermocline in Lake Huron is forming below 100 feet at this time. Good walleye fishing between here and Port Austin.
 
July -29 -2010 - Had warm water temperatures. The thermocline was at 122 feet of water. Walleye anglers did well in 30 to 70 feet of water when trolling crawler harnesses and small spoons off planer boards. A few whitefish along with a good number of freshwater drum were also caught. The tip of the Thumb has produced the best and most consistent walleye fishing. Smallmouth bass were caught in 30 to 40 feet of water. Boats trolling for salmon are going out to 150 to 160 feet of water or find the scum line and you will find fish.
 
July -21 -2010 - Walleye fishing also remained good to excellent at Grindstone City and Harbor Beach in 30 to 40 feet of water, mostly on harnesses.  
July -14 -2010 - Excellent walleye fishing continues from Grindstone City and south toward Port Hope. Most fish werecoming from 25 to 40 feet of water. Reefs between Caseville and Port Austin were also productive, as were the "Steeples" north of Big Charity Island.  
July -06 -2010 - At Grindstone City - Walleye fishing was very good off Grindstone City in 30 to 40 feet of water. Limits were common. Early mornings were best. Crawler harnesses and spoons were best baits. Boats were fishing straight north of Grindstone and also back west towards Eagle Bay. Anglers were also doing well in about 11 feet of water drifting crawlers with some bass up to 4 lb taken. Bluewater trollers after salmon and trout from Grindstone down to Harbor Beach were fishing 90 to 140 feet of water and getting lake trout and pink salmon with occasional steelheads and coho.  
July - 01 - 10 - At Port Austin - Had very few boats getting out due to ongoing construction on the public access site. There is a private launch on Bird Creek that anglers can use. Those going out are catching walleye and whitefish around the lighthouse when using small spoons in 30 to 60 feet of water.

At Grindstone City - Those trolling are taking walleye and whitefish on small spoons in 30 to 40 feet of water. Salmon and lake trout were caught in 120 feet of water. Smallmouth bass were caught in the harbor.

 
June -24 -2010 - At Grindstone City - A few walleye along with good numbers of whitefish have been caught by those trolling crawler harnesses or small spoons straight out in 30 to 40 feet of water. Fish were caught but no limits to report. A few walleye were caught by those trolling in shallow waters 12 to 14 feet deep. Bass anglers were picking up a few fish close to shore however most of the smallmouth seem to be moving out to deeper waters.

 
June -14 -2010 - The launch at Port Austin is closed for renovation, so boat anglers are mostly going elsewhere. Shore anglers are still getting smallmouths out of Bird Creek.
At Grindstone City - trollers are getting walleyes in about 40' of water and lake trout out deeper. Shore anglers are still catching smallmouths in the harbor.
 
June -3 -2010 - At Port Austin - Good catches of lake trout from 80 feet of water. Walleye anglers trolling crawler harnesses were also catching whitefish in 65 feet of water. Walleye were caught off the Flat Iron Reef which is west of the port.

At Grindstone City - Trolling close to shore between here and Port Hope were catching lots of bass with crank baits.

 
May- 28 - 10 - Boaters are catching trout and salmon in 50 to 100 feet of water. Some boats are heading west toward Caseville for walleye.
 
May- 20 - 10 - Fishing form the pier was taking walleye after dark. Boats caught lake trout, kings, coho, pink salmon and steelhead in 20 to 40 feet of water.
 
Oct 29 09 - A few perch are being taken from Bird Creek.  
Oct 22 09 - A few perch were taken at the mouth of Bird Creek.  
Oct 1 09 - Salmon are in the harbor but have been caught.  
Sept 24 09 -Boaters are catching lake trout in waters up to 150 feet deep. Those heading out further have caught a couple steelhead and walleye. Smallmouth bass were taken in 40 feet of water.  
Sept 17 09 - Limits of lake trout have been caught near the bottom in 120 to 140 feet of water. Steelhead are hitting on highlines.  
Sept 10 09 - Boaters are taking limits of lake trout when trolling in 90 to 125 feet of water. Smallmouth bass were caught in 40 feet of water.
 
Sept 3 09 - Walleye and smallmouth bass have been caught in 40 feet of water between the harbor and the lighthouse.  
Aug 19 09 - Lake trout are hitting 6 to 7 miles north of the lighthouse in 110 to 120 feet of water. Walleyes continue to hit on the reefs west of the port and east to Grindstone City in 25 to 45 feet of water.
 
Aug 13 09 - At Port Austin - Lake trout were still hitting in 80 to 120 feet of water around the tip of the thumb and down to Harbor Beach.

At Grindstone City - Good catches of walleye were reported in 20 to 40 feet of water on crawler harnesses.

 
Aug 6 09 - At Port Austin - Walleye were caught in 20 to 45 feet of water when trolling or drifting crawler harnesses along the reefs between Sleeper State Park and Port Crescent State Park. Lake trout and steelhead were caught in waters up to 160 feet deep. At Grindstone City - Had good walleye fishing on good weather days. Fish were caught on crawler harnesses in 20 to 40 feet of water. Boat anglers are finding lake trout, steelhead and the occasional salmon in waters up to 150 feet deep.

 
Jul 30 09 -Walleye action has been excellent. Try using a crawler harness or bomber near the Grindstone area in water 20-25 feet in depth. Lake trout have moved in closer with good numbers being caught.
 
Jul 23 09 -Walleye have been caught on the reefs between the port and Caseville when the winds were light. Those fishing to the south caught walleye in 25 to 40 feet of water. Not much to report in the way of salmon and lake trout activity.
 
Jul 16 09 - Walleye were caught in 16 to 40 feet of water off the Lighthouse and the Flat Rock Reef west of town. They were also found in 30 to 40 feet of water along the tip of the Thumb. Lake trout were caught in 80 to 130 feet of water.
 
Jul 9 09 - At Port Austin - Good catches of lake trout and some incidental chinook and steelhead are being taken in 90 to 135 feet of water. A few walleye are being taken in 20 to 40 feet off the reefs.
At Grindstone City is good for walleye fishing in 10-20 feet of water with Bombers, Hot-n-Tots and crawler harnesses.
 
Jul 2 09 -Walleye and some whitefish were caught off the reefs west of the port and out by the lighthouse in the early morning. Steelhead are hitting in the top 15 feet of waters 100 to 135 feet deep. Try spoons with a lot of orange on them. Lake trout, coho, and chinook were caught about halfway down. White was the hot color.
 
Jun 25 09 - At Port Austin - Boaters trolling for walleye have caught some whitefish on a crawler harness. Also some good fishing is taking place for Kings and Coho salmon.
 

Jun 18 09 - At Port Austin - Walleye are being caught off all the local reefs.

At Grindstone City - Smallmouth bass are still hitting in Eagle Bay.

 
Jun 11 09 - At Port Austin - Windy conditions have limited those out trolling for salmon and lake trout. Smallmouth bass were caught inside the breakwall.

At Grindstone City - Has good smallmouth bass action around the harbor and for those wading in Eagle Bay.

 

 
Jun 4 09 - Good catches of coho and lake trout are being taken in 40 to 90 feet of water. Coho and walleye were caught off the piers and close to shore in 5 to 12 feet of water in the early morning. Smallmouth bass were caught in Eagle Bay, Grindstone City and off the mouth of Willow Creek.
 
May 28 09 - At Port Austin - Boats are taking a mix of salmon, trout and walleye when trolling spoons off downriggers, long-lines, and planer boards. Bass anglers did well in the harbor and Bird Creek.

 

 
May 20 09 - At Port Austin - Boats were taking walleye in 20 to 40 feet of water while pier anglers found fish off the wall when fishing at night. Smallmouth bass were hitting on tube baits and artificials.
At Grindstone City - The bass opener this weekend looks to be good with so many fish being caught and released.

 

 
May 14 09 - Lots of lake trout have been caught trolling spoons off downriggers or long lines. A few kings and some coho were also being taken in 20 to 40 feet of water. Pier anglers casting outside the breakwall have caught good numbers of walleye in the evening.  

Sept 25 08 - At Port Austin - Fish 110 feet of water for limits of lake trout and some steelhead.

At Grindstone City - Limits of lake trout and some steelhead were caught in 90 to 110 feet of water.

 
Sept 18 08 - At Port Austin - Limits of lake trout are still being caught in 90 to 110 feet of water along with the occasional steelhead.
At Grindstone City - Limits of lake trout.
 
Sept 11 08 - At Port Austin - Limits of lake trout were reported in 90 to 100 feet of water. A few bass and walleye were caught in 40 feet
At Grindstone City - Limits of lake trout in 90 to 100 feet of water.
 
Aug 21 08 - At Port Austin - Walleye anglers are heading back west toward the reefs. Smallmouth bass were also caught. Those trolling for lake trout are doing best northeast of the port in 130 to 150 feet of water.

At Grindstone City - Boats trolling for lake trout are heading out to waters 150 feet deep. Try spoons or plugs.

 
Aug 7 08 - Good walleye fishing is still being reported. Concentrate on the Lighthouse Reef, the Flat Rock Reef and the area around the rocks. A few decent sized perch were caught off the north breakwall.
 
Jul 31 2008 - Good walleye fishing is still being reported. Concentrate on the Lighthouse Reef, the Flat Rock Reef and the area around the rocks. A few decent sized perch were caught off the north breakwall.
 
Jul-24-08 - At Port Austin - Walleye are being taken around Lighthouse Reef, Flat Rock Reef, or the area around the broken rocks.

At Grindstone City - Walleye, are straight north of the harbor about a mile, fish 30 feet of water. Limit catches are being reported.

 
Jul 10 2008 - Excellent walleye fishing is west of the harbor on the reefs and around the lighthouse, with crawler harnesses working best. Boaters trolling for trout and salmon can be found north and northeast of the port in 100 to 130 feet of water.  
Jul 3 2008 -  At Port Austin - Walleye action is reported as excellent from 25 to 35 feet of water off the Flat Rock Reef and the lighthouse. Lake trout are hitting in 100+ feet of water.

At Grindstone City - Good lake trout and smallmouth action.

 
Jun-26-08 - At Port Austin - Really good walleye fishing early in the morning or late in the evening when using a crawler harness in 20 to 30 feet of water.

At Grindstone City - Quite a few pink salmon are starting to show up. Kings, coho, and steelhead have also been caught

 
Jun 19 2008 -  
At Port Austin - Boaters are doing well on lake trout.

At Grindstone City - Those wading to catch smallmouth bass near the harbor and at the Eagle Bay access site. The inner harbor and boat channel at Grindstone are currently being dredged

 
Jun 12 2008 - At Port Austin - Salmon and lake trout were scattered here and could be found in 30 to over 100 feet of water. Good smallmouth bass action in the harbor and along the shoreline. Walleye anglers are leaving at dusk and taking fish in 40 feet of water, then move in shallow after dark as the fish are in 10 feet of water.

At Grindstone City - Good smallmouth bass fishing along the shoreline of Eagle Bay.

 
Jun 05 2008 -  Only a few Kings and steelhead are being taken
 
May-22-08 - Salmon and trout action has been good in 30 to 45 feet of water. Walleye have been caught at night when trolling in 15 to 20 feet of water. White bass are being caught at the mouth of Bird Creek off the pier.

At Grindstone - A reminder, the public access site will be closed for dredging from June 2nd to June 20th.
 
May-15-08 - Lake trout, coho, browns and walleye with the occasional King are being taken in 15 to 40 feet of water, using body baits or spoons off downriggers. Fish shallow early in the morning and move deeper during the day.

 
Sep-27-2007 - . Salmon are being taken from the pier at Port Austin casting spoons or bodybaits early in the morning or the last hour of daylight. Lake trout fishing has been very good when trolling in deeper waters.

 
Sep-20-2007 - No salmon yet, however those casting have caught a few smallmouth bass near the mouth of Bird Creek.
 
Sep-06-2007 - Lake trout fishing remains good with a few kings and steelhead also being caught in 80 to 130 feet of water.
 
Aug-30-2007 - The lake trout action has been good. Fishing just off the bottom.  
Aug-23-2007 - Lake trout, smallmouth bass and walleye fishing is fair  
Aug-16-2007 - Lake trout and a few salmon have been caught in waters up to 130 feet deep. Walleye are still hitting off the reefs and bass fishing has been excellent around the lighthouse.

 
Aug-09-2007 -Lake trout are are being taken in 80 to 130 feet of water. Walleye have been at Hat Reef and straight out when fishing in 15 to 20 feet of water.
 
Aug-01-2007 - Walleye fishing on the reefs has slowed, Fish for lake trout, north to northeast, fish the bottom 10 feet. Salmon and steelhead were also taken when trolling about halfway down.
 

Jul-26-2007 -
At Grindstone -real good walleye fishing try fishing in 28 to 60 feet of water from Lighthouse Park to New River. Crawler harnesses trolled on lead core worked best.
At Port Austin - good walleye fishing off the reefs in 40 feet of water Also good lake trout fishing just off the bottom in 90 to 105 feet of water. King and steelhead have also been taken when trolling.

 
Jul-14-2007 - Lake trout are being taken out in deeper waters. Walleye are also being taken 5 to 7 miles west on Hat and Flat Iron Reefs. Bass action is also good, spinners and night crawlers are doing best.
 
Jul-5-2007 - Mostly lake trout and a few walleye have been caught. Go west toward the reefs for walleye or northeast for lake trout.

 
Jun-28-2007 - Activity is picking up with boats catching mostly lake trout. A few chinook salmon were also in the box, trolling north and the walleye anglers are going west toward the Flat Iron reef and other local reefs.

 
Jun-21-2007 - Lake trout are being taken in 80 to 100 feet of water about 10 foot off the bottom. Small Mouhs are also being taken in Eagle bay.  
Jun-15-2007 - Good lake trout fishing is being reported out deep. Walleye are hitting on crawler harnesses west of the harbor around the Flat Iron Reef and around the lighthouse. Bass fishing continues in Eagle Bay and inside the harbor.
 
Jun-08-2007 - Smallmouth bass fishing remains good.  
May-31-2007 - The smallmouth bass fishing is excellent along the shoreline frmo Port Austin to White Rock.

 
May-23-2007 - A few lake trout are still being taken. A few walleyes have been taken from the Pier early in the morning.
 
May-17-2007 - Lake trout are being caught in 30 feet of water.  
Aug-17-06 - Good lake trout, king and steelhead fishing in about 100 feet of water.
 
Aug-10-06 - At Port Austin lake trout fishing is excellent. At Grindstone City lake trout, kings, steelhead and walleye have been caught in 70 to 110 feet of water.

 
Aug-04-06 - At Grindstone the public access site is closed for reconstruction.

At Port Austin fishing late in the evening is catching good numbers of walleye by the lighthouse and the buoys. Trolling about 20 feet off the bottom in waters 80 to 100 feet deep has produced some lake trout and salmon.

 
July-20-06 - Lake trout are reported in waters at least 100 feet deep. Walleye fishing is still good. Fish by the lighthouse at night or in deeper water northeast of the port during the day.
 
July-11-06 - Walleye fishing continues to improve Try between Hat Point and the lighthouse. Both harnesses on bottom bouncers and hot & tots are working. Chartruese has been reported to be the hot color. The area in front of Port Crescent State Park also is producing eater size walleye and small mouth. Fish the reefs after 10pm for bigger fish - hot & tots 20 ft behind the boards fish right over the top of the reef.

 
July-06-06 - Boaters trolling in 90 to 100 feet of water are reporting mostly lake trout, with a few kings, coho and steelhead. Walleyes are also being taken in 30 to 40 feet of water.  
June-29-06 - Lake trout fishing remains good.
 
June-22-06 - The lake trout fishing is good.
 
June-16-06 -Walleye still be taken off Hat Point Reef. A few salmon and lake trout have been reportly taken.
 
June-09-06 - A few walleye were caught when fishing off the Hat Reef. Pinks and Lakers are all north of can in water 70 to 110 ft.  
June-01-06 - The catch was mostly lake trout with a few chinook and steelhead mixed in anglers are having to hunt for the fish.  
May-25-06 - Boat anglers are catching lake trout in 40 to 70 feet of water. Pier fishing has been slow.
 
May-17-06 - No Report  
May-12-06 - Fishing is starting to pick up mostly lake trout with a few kings being taken  
May-5-06 - no report  
4-23-06 - Grindstone City area, the brown trout and walleye fishing is slow