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Fishing

It's hard to beat the a Traverse City autumn for outdoor sport, if only because of its amazing aesthetic qualities -- and that's especially true of anglers. Whether you're standing in a stream or casting from a bass boat in the middle of the lake,  you're surrounded by the colorful beauty of a True North fall.

As it happens, fall is also prime fishing season in this part of the country.  As the water begins to cool, our fish get more active and start feeding hungrily to fatten themselves up for the winter. That translates into lots of fishing excitement here in Traverse City!

Of course, the big event is the annual Pacific salmon run, when thousands of enormous Chinook and Coho salmon make their way upriver. But fall is also a great time to get big walleye, smallmouth and rainbows, especially in the area's many inland lakes. 

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