Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

• Keweenaw Bay: Anglers were starting to find more fish when trolling spoons and crank baits. Depths vary but anglers caught Chinook, coho, steelhead, brown trout and quite a few lake trout.

• Escanaba River: Was producing some limit catches of walleye.

• Big Bay De Noc: Was producing some pike.

• Whitefish Point: Anglers have caught some large walleye.

• St. Marys River: Had good fishing for walleye, pike and smallmouth bass. Those targeting Atlantic salmon did well trolling behind the federal power plant.

• Detour: Salmon fishing improved with good catches of Atlantic along with a couple Chinook taken by those trolling from the Detour Lighthouse to the red buoy on the Drummond Island side of the river. Fish were hitting smaller spoons 18 to 25 feet down in 80 to 90 feet. Hot colors were orange and chartreuse. The fish were attracted to faster moving bait. Fish were also caught in the 90 foot flat located two miles south of the Detour Lighthouse when skipping cannon balls off the flat bottom.

• Cedarville and Hessel: The public boat launch off Meridian Road in Cedarville is closed due to construction. It is expected to reopen sometime in late August. Pike were caught throughout Musky Bay and around Little La Salle Island. Try creek chubs or large minnows in 12 o 20 feet. Off Hessel, some were trying for yellow perch off the finger docks, but no fish were caught. Splake have moved away from the Hessel Marina and fishing pier. Try trolling in and around Cube Pointe at the west end of Marquette Island. Try crank baits eight feet down in 14 to 18 feet. Good colors were fire-tiger, blue and chrome. Good bass fishing one mile east of the Hessel Marina when casting spinners or tube jigs off Echo Island and Lone Susan Island in four feet.

— The Michigan Department of Natural Resources