Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

• Keweenaw Bay: Fishing was good as those trolling off Sand Point and the head of the bay have caught Chinook, coho, lake trout, brown trout and splake. Hot baits were chartreuse stick baits and green, black or blue spoons in the top 1/3 of waters 40 to 80 feet deep. In Huron Bay, Chinook and lake trout were caught in 30 to 60 feet but the fish were scattered. Good fishing in the South Entry with Chinook, coho and lake trout caught around the lighthouse and south along the shoreline.

• Big Bay De Noc: Fewer walleye were caught here as the fish are starting to move south. The “Boot” out from the Fish Dam Rivers and Indian Point was best when trolling a crawler harness in 15 to 28 feet. Fair to good smallmouth action out from the Little Fish Dam River and off Porcupine Point with plastics or crank baits in 10 to 14 feet. Ogontz was good with smaller fish hitting on plastics or spinners along the weeds. Pike were abundant throughout the bay. Most were still quite shallow in five to 15 feet. Lots of fish were marked near Martins Bay but many were sub-legal. At Fairport, a few boats were starting to show up but no reports had come in yet.

• Munising: Boat anglers did well taking a few Chinook, coho, steelhead and brown trout. Those fishing have seen a number of Chinook in all sizes from 17 to 36 inches including fish just over 16 pounds. Most were fishing in the bay and both the east and west channel. Lake trout anglers were few but those heading out might want to try the Wood Island Reef. Pier fishing was slow as access is currently limited due to road construction in the area.

• Grand Marais: Boat anglers did well for lake trout along the “Banks” and out to Au Sable Point when fishing near the bottom. Salmon and steelhead anglers reported fair action outside the harbor and when trolling east past the Sucker River. Surface water temperatures were in the low to mid 40’s. Pier anglers reported slow whitefish action.

— The Michigan Department of Natural Resources