Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

• Marquette: Lake trout anglers were taking some limit catches. The hot spots were between the white rocks and Granite Island, off Shot Point, Sand Hole and way out to Stannard Rock. Many reported that the fish had moved deeper to 150 to 200 feet.

• Au Train: Most boats were taking good numbers of lake trout just north of Au Train Island in 200 feet or more. A few boats going out to Wood Island Reef caught fish.

• Munising: Boat anglers targeting lake trout were getting fish up to 10 pounds near Wood Island Reef and Grand Portal in 140 to 200 feet with downriggers or the occasional high-lines. Pier fishing was poor.

• Grand Marais: Boat anglers did well for lake trout with most reporting limit catches of fish up to 10 pounds near Five Mile Reef, west towards Au Sable Point and the east end of Big Reef in 150 to 200 feet plus. Only a few coho were caught. Pier anglers were trying to catch anything.

• Lac Vieux Desert: Fishing remained steady with bluegills and sunfish found in three to 12 feet or crappie in eight to 14 feet. Natural and artificial baits produced best but the key is to find vegetation to fish over. Anglers are doing a lot of sorting. Bass anglers caught fish working the weed beds when casting artificial baits. Walleye fishing remained slow as only a few sublegal fish were caught in deeper water with the crappie and perch. A couple nice muskie were caught but angles are putting in a lot of time. Pike fishing slowed but anglers were still running into them when chasing muskie or perch.

• Little Bay De Noc: Walleye anglers reported good numbers of undersize fish throughout the Bay. Fish that were just legal size were caught between the Second and Third Reefs when trolling crawlers or jigging in 20 to 28 feet. Fish were caught south of the Ford River near Round Island when trolling crawlers in 10 to 20 feet. The same area produced smallmouth bass when casting plastics or drop-shotting along the rocks and weed lines.

• Big Bay De Noc: Nahma still had good smallmouth fishing for those using leeches, crawlers or plastics in eight feet off Butlers Point, in five to 10 feet straight out to the “Rock” and in eight to 10 feet off Ogontz. Off Fairport, salmon anglers were struggling and only getting a few from the “Gap” south to St. Martins Island in 105 to 170 feet. A fair number of lake trout were reported as well.

— The Michigan Department of Natural Resources