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Upper Peninsula Fishing Report - August 16th, 2013

Posted on August 15, 2013

Pickford Area

The best walleye fishing in years is occurring on the St. Mary’s River  from DeTour to the Soo. Crawlers and  crankbaits are both catching fish. Good numbers of perch have been caught in Lake Huron at Cedarville on both minnows and worms. Salmon and lake trout are hitting at DeTour in 60 feet of water.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Curtis Area

Fishing has been slow on Manistique Lakes. Perch and bluegills have produced the best action, but it has been fair at best. Walleyes seem to have “lockjaw,” and pike fishing has been slow, too.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Garden Area

Walleye fishing has been decent in Big Bay de Noc. The best action has been on crawler harnesses fished in 21 feet of water. Bass fishing has slowed, and the fish are moving out to deeper water. Salmon fishing has been slow in Lake Michigan, but a lot of the fish that are being caught are topping 25 pounds.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.

Escanaba Area

Walleye fishing has been slow in Little Bay de Noc. Light numbers of  fish have been caught on crawler harnesses trolled or drifted in 8 to 14 feet of water off Round Island. Perch fishing has been fair off Butler Island in 6 to 23 feet of water. Smallies are hitting  all over the bay in 6 to 14 feet of water.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.

L’Anse Area

Salmon and lake trout fishing has been very good in Keweenaw Bay. The best action come to anglers fishing 30 to 70 feet down over 50 to 200 feet of water. Fishing has remained steady all summer long. Brook trout fishing has been very good, with lots of rain and high water in the streams.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.

Bergland Area

Fishing has been slow on Lake Gogebic. Light numbers of perch, bass, and northern pike have been caught, but there has been no regularity. A few keeper-sized walleyes have been caught on crawlers fished along the weeds in 21 to 25 feet of water.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

Iron River Area

Walleye fishing has been slow, but the muskie bite has been decent on Chicagon Lake. A lot of small northern pike and yellow perch have been caught. Decent bluegill action is occurring on most lakes in the area, including Chicagon and the Michigamme Reservoir. Stream brook trout fishing has been very good this year, with most rivers and creeks holding good amounts of water throughout the summer.
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.