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Gone fishin’

Gone fishin'

Upper Peninsula

Keweenaw Bay: Anglers who were able to get out between storms were able to catch lake trout while trolling in waters below 40 feet. Those targeting salmon in Keweenaw Bay and in Huron Bay did not have the best luck. Activity on the Falls River picked up with more expected in the coming weeks. Anglers in both Keweenaw and Huron Bay found most of their luck in deeper water although depths did vary.

Au Train: Anglers are still bringing in a few nice lake trout. Catches have been mixed between boaters. Jigging still is paying off. However, the fish are in deep water.

Marquette: Some catches of lake trout have been coming in the past few days. Anglers have had to work for the fish they caught. They are fishing deep water, but they don’t seem to be biting.

Munising: A few splake have been caught off the Anna River dock. Catches have been very low and most anglers still reporting catches of zero. Very low fishing pressure with few boat anglers have been out. A few catches of lake trout coming in near White Rocks, Wood Island Reef and Grand Portal. However, most boat traffic is now pleasure boat traffic. Surface water temps are in low 60’s.

Grand Marais: Surface water temperatures near shore are in low 60s and offshore upper 50s to near 60 due to last week’s hot weather in the 90s. Fishing pressure has been low as south winds have prevailed; however last few days cooler temps moved in with high in the 70’s. The whitefish catches have been very low however a few limits came in the past few days with the northwest winds that switched.

Little Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers have been struggling, reporting poor catch rates with lots of undersized fish. Most are going out of Kipling and the mouth of the Whitefish, with the majority trolling with crawler harnesses. Perch anglers are having some success around Gladstone Beach, as well as out of Kipling when using crawlers. Smallmouth fishing has been good throughout most of the bay. Anglers reported good action in the Ford River and around the mouth. People fishing from shore along the Ford are catching smallmouth. Shore anglers in Gladstone have been catching perch, rock bass and pike.

Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth bass fishing has been good. Anglers are catching fish in the shallows along the shore and reed lines. However, a few are finding fish out deeper around vegetation or drop offs when casting soft plastics or reaction baits. Walleye anglers have been trolling around the mouth of the Ogontz and out of Fishdam. Small numbers of large pike catches have been reported.

St.Ignace/Les Cheneaux: Anglers are catching perch and pike in the Les Cheneaux area, however the bite has slowed due to the major fly hatches that just occurred. Due to this, many are hoping for the lake herring bite to start. The fishing in St. Ignace has been slow but fisherman are catching a few pike. Anglers were attaching mayflies to their hooks to get the perch to bite in the Les Cheneauxs.

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