Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula

• Overall: The entire Upper Peninsula is snow covered and some areas near Munising had more than 2 feet on the ground. This will make for very poor ice conditions. The little ice that was on the inland lakes will now become insulated and the warm water underneath will continue to deteriorate the ice. If you are thinking about going out, use extreme caution and stay in shallow waters only.

• Little Bay De Noc: Walleye anglers reported fair to good catches trolling the east bank from the “Narrows” north to the Center Reef with stick baits in 30 feet. Some were trolling or casting between the Center Reef and the Day’s River in 18 to 30 feet along the slopes and any structure. The last report stated the Rapid River launch and Ford River launch were iced in. Very cold nighttime temperatures in the extended forecast could put an end to open water fishing.

• Two Hearted River: Did have steelhead, however due to heavy snow in northern Luce County, vehicles will not be able to access the river. Snowmobiles only at this point.

• Hessel: A few small perch were caught in the area.

— The Michigan Department of Natural Resources


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