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Carp River/Nunns Creek: Both the Carp River and Nunns Creek were producing fish, but Nunns Creek was more popular for fishing. Anglers used lures such as jointed crankbaits or spoons while wading at Nunns Creek, though fresh spawn was equally as effective. At the Carp River, lures were much less productive than drifting spawn. Many anglers saw lots of Chinook while wading the Carp River but struggled to get them to bite.
Marquette: Anglers reported that the best place for catching lake trout was near the northeast side of the White Islands. Warm weather seemed to push fish back out into deeper waters. Anglers who were trolling in 120 to 180 feet of water caught the most lake trout near the White Islands, while anglers who trolled for lake trout around Granite Rock had the most luck trolling or jigging at around 120 to 200 feet of water. Anglers reported catching Chinook and coho salmon in 100 or more feet of water. Watermelon, silver and red multicolored spoons, cow bells, and bright green and blue flasher flies were good lures for lake trout while gold spoons, lime or green crank baits, and moonshine glows were hot colors for salmon.
Au Train: Several anglers reported catching near their limit of lake trout. Fish were being caught in deeper water, with the best places for anglers to catch fish being near the northwest side of Au Train Island and out toward the Shelter Bay clay banks. Green spin and glows in around 80 to 120 feet were successful for lake trout by the clay banks. Anglers who were trolling or jigging in 70 to 120 feet of water or were trolling along the flats caught the most lake trout. Also, trolling cowbells in around 145 feet of water with sucker meat or smelt had good success for some anglers north of Au Train Island.
Keweenaw Bay/Huron Bay: Anglers were mostly catching lake trout, with some salmon species caught but in fewer numbers. Angling pressure declined; however, those who caught fish were trolling mostly with artificial lures and fished through all hours of the day. Anglers found fish near the top and bottom of the water column!
Munising Bay: Fishing pressure was low, with few boats making it out. Anglers had low success, with very few coho reported. Splake success continued to be low. Shore anglers off the Anna River and Bay Furnace reported poor success as well.
Grand Marais: Fishing pressure continued to be low. A few local boat anglers made it out, but success was very low for coho. Anglers did report catching a few lake trout.