Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Grand Traverse Bay, MI
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Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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carp and smallmouth back in deeper water Kings getting closer to river mouth
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Grand Traverse Bay is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters

Water flow:

Visibility: 38 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 65 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early and late

Best stretch: There is not one

Best access point: Traverse City

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Steelhead, Kings, Lake Trout, carp and smallmouth

Fishing season: Late March until December

Nearest airport: Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, MI

Grand Traverse Bay Description

Grand Traverse Bay is actually two different bays. East and West bay. Both bays provide excellent fly fishing opportunities through out the year. Anglers can chase on foot, carp, smallmouth, lake-trout, and king salmon. Also anglers can work the many drop offs and shelves with sinking fly flies for the same species that are not working their way into the shallows.

Techniques & Tips

light sink tips

7-Day Forecast

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