Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

– Inland lakes along the west end had ice especially the small to mid-size lakes. Anglers were pike fishing on Lake Antoine in Dickinson County and Stager Lake in Iron County. Many of the smaller lakes across the region were producing some nice catches of panfish.

– Gogebic: Had good fishing but the bite will no doubt slow with much colder air moving into the state. Areas with slush were freezing however you may break through the top layer in some areas. The walleye bite was very good in 7 to 11 feet with sucker minnows and jigging raps. Some perch were also caught. Try wigglers and spikes.

– Little Bay De Noc: Has ice but the thickness was not uniform. Those thinking of heading out will need to use extreme caution in areas with a current and near the pressure cracks.

– Indian Lake: In Schoolcraft County was producing good perch catches.