Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

• Marquette: Strong winds scattered the fish. A few lake trout were caught near Granite Island, the white rocks and off Shot Point. A couple coho were caught near Shot Point.

• Au Train: Lake trout were caught in front of Au Train Island and Shelter Bay.

• Munising: A few coho were caught over the last week. Gusty winds made fishing difficult. Lake trout anglers continue to produce fair to good catches north of Grand Island, near Wood Island Reef and Big Reef. Pier fishing was slow with only a few splake taken.

• Grand Marais: Coho suspended in 30 feet were caught when anglers could get out. Lake trout anglers continue to do well with limit catches reported near the shipping lanes straight out from the port, near Au Sable Point and near Big Reef.

• Tahquamenon River: Musky fishing was decent with a fair to good number of fish caught. Few panfish were caught.

• Lake Gogebic: Not much has changed over the last 30 days. Walleye were caught when trolling crank baits or crawler harnesses but few limit catches were reported. Fishing weed beds and rock piles with crawlers and leeches has produced some walleye and perch. Anglers are catching more legal size walleye. Some decent bluegills and sunfish along with a couple nice perch and walleye were caught on the north end. Pike are still being caught but few were legal size. Smallmouth fishing remains hot along the breaks just off shore on the south end.

• Menominee River: Fishing was slow for boat and shore anglers with only a few walleye, smallmouth bass, catfish and freshwater drum caught.

• Little Bay De Noc: Walleye anglers reported fair to good catches around the First and Second Reefs when trolling a crawler harness in 12 to 28 feet. A few walleye were caught near Breezy Point in 12 to 14 feet. Perch fishing was fair to good near Kipling with crawlers in 8 to 13 feet. Several jumbo perch were reported. Northern pike catches were up near the Day’s River and the Escanaba ship docks when trolling spoons or crank baits in 8 to 14 feet. Fair walleye action was reported in the Escanaba River when trolling crawler harness in 8 to 14 feet.

• Manistique: Had no salmon reports as many are waiting until the fish move back into the area later this month. Pier anglers caught good numbers of rock bass and bluegills which can be lots of fun for the kids. Walleye fishing was good.

— Michigan Department of Natural Resources