Little Traverse Bay is a small bay off Lake Michigan in the northern area of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. With maximum depths of around 170 feet, this area offers many opportunities for a variety of fish such as salmon, trout and smallmouth bass. The cities of Harbor Springs and Petoskey are on this bay. The Little Traverse Light marks the entrance to the smaller harbor within the bay, at Harbor Springs.
Little Traverse Bay Salmon & Trout Fishing
Chinook salmon, coho salmon, brown trout, lake trout and steelhead are all possible in the waters of Little Traverse Bay and out into Lake Michigan. In this part of the state, the lake trout fishing can be very good. Most anglers target salmon and trout by trolling.
Little Traverse Bay Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Smallmouth bass move into Little Traverse Bay to spawn, but you can find some fish here throughout the entire fishing season. Anglers that like to fish for smallmouth bass can target some big fish in the bay. Bass in the 2 to 3 pound range are average here and fish up to 5 pounds and bigger are possible too.