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Upper Peninsula Fishing Report - May 9th, 2013

Posted on May 9, 2013

Pickford Area

Perch were biting in Lake Huron at Cedarville last week, and a few smelt were moving into the Carp River. Steelhead fishing was still good on the Carp, too, when the water level wasn’t too high.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Drummond Island Area

Perch fishing has been hot in Maxton Bay in 3 to 4 feet of water. Lots of 8- to 13-inch fish have been caught.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Curtis Area

The trout opener was slow with swollen, muddy rivers. There was still some ice on Big Manistique Lake last week, and fishing there was at a standstill. Good numbers of perch have been caught on Indian Lake near Manistique.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Garden Area

Perch fishing has been good in Big Bay de Noc’s Garden Bay. Anglers fishing with minnows, worms, and wigglers all report a good bite in 9 feet of water.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.

Menominee Area

Sucker fishing has been good in the Menominee River, but the walleye bite has slowed. A few walleyes and brown trout have been caught in the shallows on Green Bay. Turkey hunting has been good.
MBK Sports Shop, (715) 735-5393.
Acorns and Antlers, (906) 863-4868.

L’Anse Area

Ice was finally breaking up on  Keweenaw Bay last week, and a few boaters were getting out and catching salmon and lake trout. Rivers have been running high, but steelhead fishing has been pretty good.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.

Bergland Area

Ice was deteriorating on Lake Gogebic last week, and anglers were staying away. Good numbers of perch were caught last weekend, but warm weather was in the forecast and the outlook for fishing was bleak.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

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