Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

• Marquette: Had good fishing with many taking a mix of lake trout, coho, steelhead, and even a few chinook 50 to 60 feet down near the white rocks and between the Upper and Lower Harbors. Most were using downriggers with 3 to 5 colors of lead core. A few salmon were caught in the Carp and the Chocolay Rivers.

• Manistique: Had all salmon anglers as more fish moved up into the river. Boat anglers were trolling mega lips and jointed body baits along the deeper channels between the mouth and where the fast water starts. The best fishing was near the mouth. Several salmon anglers caught walleye as well. Shore anglers fishing the “Big Bass Hole” where the upper and lower dam split had fair catches when using spawn, flies, body baits or spoons.

Au Train: Limit catches of lake trout were taken a few miles off Au Train Island.

• Munising: Coho fishing was still slow but a few bigger fish along with a couple brown trout were caught recently. Anglers were trying several areas from the West Channel to Trout Bay in 50 to 80 feet. Only a few lake trout were caught in 140 to 180 feet near the Wood Island Reef. Pier anglers at the Anna River report slow action with only a couple undersize splake taken on spawn bags.

• Grand Marais: Lake trout anglers did well near Au Sable Point, Big Reef and straight out near the shipping lanes. A few coho were also caught. Some whitefish were observed near the breakwall. The Sucker River had no activity.

• Tahquamenon River: Boat anglers caught musky on crank baits and a few perch when floating worms. Many perch were on the small side. Bluegills and small sunfish were hitting on crawlers and wax worms off the Dollarville Dam Pier.

• Carp River: Fishing slowed as those floating worms for walleye off the pier had no luck and those targeting salmon with spawn or spoons had no luck. In Nunn’s Creek, the salmon are running and anglers had good success catching chinook on spawn.