Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – February 15th, 2013
Walleye, perch, and pike fishing has been very good in Munuscong Bay. Jiggers and tip-up anglers all report being successful. Perch fishing is also very good on Lake Michigan at Cedarville and Hessels. Teardrops and wigglers have produced fish. There was up to 18 inches of snow on the ground, and coyote hunting has been decent.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Walleye fishing has been good on Big and South Manistique lakes. A few perch have been caught on Big Manistique. Predator hunting has been tough going, with up to 4 feet of snow on the ground.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.
Perch fishing has been pretty good in Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc. The best action has come to anglers fishing with minnows in Garden Bay. A few walleyes have been picked up off Butler Point, and whitefish are starting to bite near “The Bluffs.” There was a foot of snow on the ground last week.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.
Fishing has been slow on Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc and fishing pressure has been light. Constantly changing weather patterns have given the fish lock jaw. There was about a foot of snow on the ground last week. Predator hunting has been fair.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.
Safe ice has formed in Huron and Keweenaw bays on Lake Superior and anglers there are having a ball. Salmon, whitefish, herring, and lake trout have all been caught, and the action has been good. There was about a foot of snow on the ground last week. Predator hunting has been decent.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.
Lake Gogebic fishing has been decent. There is a lot of snow on the ice and snowmobile travel is best. Be sure to keep an eye out for slush and several ice heaves on the lake. Jumbo perch action has been best in 22 to 26 feet of water. Wigglers fished over the mud flats have produced good results. Walleyes continue to bite best during low-light conditions. Look for them in 9 to 18 feet of water. Jigs and tip-ups are both taking fish. Anglers are reporting some good fish yet, but they are having to sort through a lot of undersized walleyes.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.
Bluegills and crappies are keeping anglers busy on the Menominee River off Cottonbach Island. Below the Hattie Street Dam, anglers are catching steelhead from shore, and brown trout and walleyes through the ice. There was about 10 inches of snow on the ground last week. Predator hunting has slowed a little.
MBK Sports Shop, (715) 735-5393.
Acorns and Antlers, (906) 863-4868.
Iron River Area
Perch fishing has been good on some of the bigger lakes in the area, like Fortune and Chicagon. The bluegill bite has also been pretty good on Fortune. Coyote hunting has been good.
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.