Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

Little Bay de Noc: Smallmouth anglers reported fair success when fishing in water depths of around 25 feet. Anglers were using a mix of soft artificial and sucker minnows. Walleye anglers were having little success, with reports of only a few fish being caught. Anglers were fishing out of Kipling and at Center Reef. Most anglers were trolling crankbaits, although some were pitching jigs. Anglers were also catching pike.

Big Bay de Noc: Most fishing pressure in the bay was from anglers targeting smallmouth. Anglers were catching fish in areas of 25 to 30 feet of water.

Fishing tip: Michigan’s Natural Rivers Program

A little goes a long way. What do the Au Sable, Two Hearted, Kalamazoo and Huron rivers have in common? They are all state-designated Natural Rivers. Select river systems throughout Michigan are afforded protections through zoning regulations that aim to balance the right to reasonable development with preserving, protecting and enhancing the state’s unique rivers. Each additional foot away from the river a new home is built, each additional foot of riverside vegetation left intact, helps preserve Michigan’s world-class aquatic resources for current and future generations.


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