Keweenaw Bay: A few chinook were caught by those trolling from Sand Point to Carla's Restaurant. Try 25 to 50 feet down in 30 to 60 feet and trolling speeds between 2.2 and 2.8 mph. Lake trout, brown trout, splake and steelhead were also caught on orange, purple and green lures. Those jigging for lake trout did fair in 180 to 260 feet out from Jentoff's Dock, Whir-I-Gig and the pine tree on the north side of Pequaming. Traverse Bay had fair catches of lake trout within 5 feet of bottom in 100 to 150 feet along the Mile Reefs or in 120 to 165 feet off Big Louie's, Gay Point and Hermits Cove. Try spoons in a variety of colors including purple and white. For the South Portage Entry, lake trout were caught from the Lighthouse south to the Red Rocks along U.S. 41 when trolling 25 to 40 feet down in 30 to 60 feet with purple spoons. Lake trout were also caught when trolling in 90 to 180 feet along Farmer's Reef and Newton's Reef.
Munising: Boat anglers targeting lake trout were also picking up a few splake, brown trout and steelhead. Catch rates for lake trout were slow. Boats were heading east along Pictured Rocks toward Grand Portal, around Grand Island and north of Wood Island. Pier anglers were few and catch rates for splake were slow but some did manage to catch the occasional legal fish in the 15 to 19 inch range. No report from shore anglers or Big Reef.
Little Bay De Noc: Had fewer anglers as alewife and fly hatches are keeping the fish well fed. The boat launch at Kipling is closed until mid-August so crews can replace the ramp and do some dredging. A few walleye were caught in the "Fingers" which are straight out from the Ford River. Most were trolling crawlers or stick baits in 14 to 25 feet. Fair perch fishing at Gladstone when using crawlers or minnows in 14 to 25 feet and off the mouth of the Escanaba River in 25 feet. Pike anglers caught some big fish 40 inches or more when trolling crank baits or spoons in 12 to 22 feet near the Escanaba ship docks. Salmon fishing was fair to good out near the Ford River Can. Several fish over 20 pounds were caught 50 to 70 feet down in 110 to 120 feet.
Big Bay De Noc: Bass anglers report fewer catches than previous years and cooler water temperatures could be the reason why. Most were fishing the southern end of Kate's Bay and near Garden Bluff with spinners, crank baits or plastics in 10 to 18 feet. Off Fairport, anglers reported fair to good catches when trolling spoons 50 to 70 feet down in 120 to 140 feet in the "Gap." Copper was the hot color. Some anglers are doing well but others not so well. Surface waters temperatures were 54 to 56 degrees and somewhere near 44 degrees where the fish are.
Grand Marais: Pier anglers were few. With the cool water temperatures, there should be some whitefish especially on days with a north wind. Those fishing in the early morning reported a few limit catches on the windy days. Boat fishing was slow but anglers were still fishing 3 to 6 miles out in the shipping channels and near Sable Point. Fish were found in waters 70 to 200 feet deep.