I came to Mackinaw City in 2014 and enjoyed enough success to return for 2015. 2015 was a complete flop for salmon and/or steelhead for me (I'm not too interested in the lakers). I don't need a full cooler but a fish or two per trip would satisfy me. So after those two years and a couple months early this year (I didn't fish the Straits this year, just observed) I moved the boat to Manistee. In maybe 10 or 12 hours of fishing since the first of August, I've caught more salmon than I did in two years in the Straits and the Manistee fishery isn't exactly on fire either. I'm torn on where to go from here. I loved boating in the Straits but I need at least a little success for the effort. One other thing...either the city or the state really needs to provide a cleaning station if it is their desire to attract fishermen. Somehow, I don't think that's their goal. Mac City is more suited to the cocktail crowd.
It's great to see your success this year. I followed your page the year prior to moving north and decided to make the move based on your 2013 catch.