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Upper Peninsula Fishing Report - June 21st, 2013

Posted on June 20, 2013

Pickford Area

Walleye fishing has been good in the St. Marys River’s Raber Bay. Crankbaits and nightcrawler harnesses are both producing good results when fished in eight to 12 feet of water. The water temperature remains on the cool side in Munuscong Bay and fishing there has been slow and fishing pressure has been light. Northern pike fishing has been good in Lake Huron at Cedarville. Spinners and crankbaits have been the hot baits. Perch fishing there has been fair at Cedarville.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Drummond Island Area

Good numbers of walleyes and a few pike and smallmouth bass are being caught around Drummond Island. The best action has come to anglers fishing in three to six feet of water in Scotts and Maxton bays. Perch fishing has been slow with just a few little ones being caught.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Curtis Area

Bluegill fishing has been good on South Manistique Lake. The fish have moved into the shallows to spawn and are hitting leaf worms,  wax worms and flies. A few perch have been caught on minnows fished in the weeds on Big Manistique Lake. Walleye fishing has been pretty slow on both lakes.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Garden Area

Perch, bass and walleyes have been keeping anglers busy on Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc. Crawler harness and jigs have produced a good walleye bite while the bass are hitting crawlers, spinners and soft plastics. Try dunking a minnow under a bobber for the perch.
Garden Corner Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.

Escanaba Area

Walleye fishing is off to a slow start on Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. The water has finally reached 60 degrees so the bite should start improving any time. The night bite has produced the best action. Anglers fishing with crankbaits in less than 10 feet of water at the north end of the bay have been catching good numbers of fish. Perch fishing has been good south of Gladstone along the break on the west side of the bay. Minnows fished in 15 to 30 feet of water have produced good results.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.

Iron Mountain Area

Bluegills are starting to bed on local lakes including Lake Antoine and Badwater Flowage. Walleye fishing has been good on the Michigamme Reservoir. Jigs and minnows have produced the best results. Northern pike fishing has been pretty good on the Menominee River and bass fishing has been fair. Stream trout fishing has been a little slow to get started. The hatches are behind and the water is cool.
Northwoods Wilderness Outfitters, (906) 774-9009

L’Anse Area

Anglers report fantastic salmon and lake trout fishing in Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay. Spoons and dodgers and flies were both producing good results. Brookies are hitting on most trout streams in the area and the bugs are hatching. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good along shore in Keweenaw Bay, on King Lake, Prickett Dam Backwaters and Otter Lake.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.

Bergland Area

Walleye fishing has been decent on Lake Gogebic. Minnows, leeches and crankbaits are all producing good results. Pike, smallmouth bass and a few perch are being picked up along the weeds.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

Keweenaw Peninsula

Bugs are hatching and fish are biting on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Lake trout are hitting in 200 feet of water on Lake Superior’s Bete Griese. A few walleyes have been caught on Gratiot Lake and Portage Lake and smallmouth bass fishing has been fair in the shallows on Gratiot and should improve as the water warms. Brookie fishing was slow to get started with high water levels but the streams are receding and the bite is improving.
Fish-On II Guide and Charter Service, (906) 369-4341 (906) 289-4481.