2017 Challenge Select

Nestled in Northeast Michigan, Alpena is a place where you can relax, rejuvenate and spend a good amount of time fishing.

Known as the “Sanctuary of the Great Lakes”, you will find more than 100 accessible bodies of water near Alpena…..that’s 300,000 acres of open water!

Even though walleye fishing is very popular, smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing is phenomenal in this area. Cover such as weed beds, fallen timber and boat docks are key to finding some of the bass.

Alpena lakes have some of the healthiest fish and cleanest waters across the nation.


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Mark Rose

Species:SmallmouthLat:45.322713
Bait Cat:HardLong:-83.559775
Bait:CrankbaitWeight:4 lb 02 oz
Cover:VegetationDepth:5
Area:OffshoreTime:7/25/2016 2:26:25 PM

Brandon Palaniuk

Species:SmallmouthLat:45.306312
Bait Cat:HardLong:-83.53839
Bait:JerkbaitWeight:3 lb 15 oz
Cover:Ledges/humps/contour breaksDepth:5
Area:OffshoreTime:7/25/2016 11:42:10 AM

Mark Rose

Species:SmallmouthLat:45.322137
Bait Cat:HardLong:-83.554402
Bait:CrankbaitWeight:3 lb 05 oz
Cover:Vegetation: ExposedDepth:0
Area:OffshoreTime:7/25/2016 11:58:05 AM

Scott Ashmore

Species:SmallmouthLat:45.309852
Bait Cat:SkirtedLong:-83.544487
Bait:SpinnerbaitWeight:3 lb 02 oz
Cover:Open WaterDepth:0
Area:OffshoreTime:7/25/2016 1:31:17 PM

Brandon Palaniuk

Species:SmallmouthLat:45.307909
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-83.540765
Bait:Worm FinesseWeight:2 lb 15 oz
Cover:Ledges/humps/contour breaksDepth:0
Area:OffshoreTime:7/25/2016 11:24:12 AM

Dave Lefebre

Species:SmallmouthLat:45.269629
Bait Cat:SkirtedLong:-83.474351
Bait:SpinnerbaitWeight:2 lb 12 oz
Cover:Open WaterDepth:5
Area:OffshoreTime:7/25/2016 9:53:32 AM

Keith Poche

Species:LargemouthLat:45.259541
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-83.435223
Bait:Creature/Craw baitWeight:2 lb 11 oz
Cover:LaydownsDepth:0
Area:Bay/pocket/coveTime:7/25/2016 9:40:09 AM

Mark Rose

Species:SmallmouthLat:45.32316
Bait Cat:HardLong:-83.554885
Bait:CrankbaitWeight:2 lb 07 oz
Cover:VegetationDepth:5
Area:OffshoreTime:7/25/2016 11:04:13 AM

Brandon Palaniuk

Species:SmallmouthLat:45.315258
Bait Cat:SkirtedLong:-83.54753
Bait:SpinnerbaitWeight:2 lb 05 oz
Cover:Ledges/humps/contour breaksDepth:5
Area:OffshoreTime:7/25/2016 8:48:08 AM

Keith Poche

Species:LargemouthLat:45.322793
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-83.528948
Bait:Creature/Craw baitWeight:2 lb 04 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Bay/pocket/coveTime:7/25/2016 2:32:51 PM