Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

• Little Bay De Noc: Winter like weather is upon us as anglers start targeting primarily walleye. Overall, walleye fishing was pretty good with bigger fishing showing up. Some reported catching over a limit of fish however because of size they were only able to keep a few. Those fishing the reefs near Kipling reported fair catches. Daytime anglers were trolling stick baits in 30 to 32 feet or jigging. The First and Second Reefs were best but those targeting the Third and Center Reefs were marking good numbers of fish. Night anglers did best between the Second and Third Reefs when trolling stick baits in 18 to 22 feet. Some were fishing in shallow waters 6 to 10 feet and casting stick baits while anchored. Not many perch anglers but a few nice catches were taken just north of the “Narrows” when using minnows in 30 to 35 feet.

• Big Bay De Noc: Those targeting pike caught fish up in the shallows. The bite continued as these fish tend to go on a feeding frenzy this time of year. Smallmouth bass fishing was fair for those using tube baits.

• Manistique River: Had a late report of a couple steelhead caught between the mouth and the dam.

— The Michigan Department of

Natural Resources