Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

• Munising: Boat anglers took fair catches of Chinook and coho salmon in Trout Bay and west of Grand Island. Most are trolling in shallow waters less than 20 feet deep between 2 and 2.5 mph. A few lake trout were caught in 130 to 150 feet around Wood Island. Water temperatures remain in the mid 40’s. Pier and shore fishing were slow.

• Grand Marais: Those trolling have caught lake trout along with a few coho and steelhead. Lake trout anglers did well straight out and along the “Banks” and towards Sable Point. Salmon anglers did best a few miles east of Grand Marais in less than 20 feet. Pier anglers did well for lake whitefish with most taking limit catches, however the fish were small averaging 11 to 12 inches. A single egg worked best.

• Detour: Chinook salmon were suspended about 58 feet down in over 80 feet between the lighthouse and the red buoy on the Drummond Island side of the river. Hot bait was a black and gold 6-inch spoon trolled at 2.2 mph. A couple Atlantic salmon were taken on 4-inch spoons 15 feet down in 60 feet between Fry Pan Island and the green buoy.

• Cedarville and Hessel: No reports of yellow perch yet, but northern pike fishing has been good throughout Musky Bay and at the mouth of Duck Bay by trolling with red and white spoons in six to eight feet of water along the shorelines and docks. Good catches of pumpkinseed were reported while anglers fished with worms from shore, off Hill Island Road, and the bridge leading to Hill Island. At Hessel the best place for pike has been in and around Haven Island and Cube Point. Anglers saw success by still fishing with live chubs or drift fishing with frozen smelt in six to eight feet of water.

— The Michigan Department of Natural Resources