The U.P. of Michigan Fishing Reports
Upper Peninsula Fishing Report - January 30th, 2015
Posted on Thu, 29 Jan 2015
Walleye fishing has been “the best it’s been in 10 years” in Munuscong Bay. The water is up 2 to 3 feet, and good action has been reported by anglers fishing in 2 to 7 feet of water. There was up to 15 inches of ice on the bay, and access has been good. Coyote hunting has been pretty good.
Drummond Island Area
Scotts Bay has been producing a very good perch bite and fair pike action. There are a lot of yellowbellies hanging out in 8 feet of water, but anglers are having to sort through the small ones to find the keepers. There was about 6 inches of snow on the ground last week. A few coyotes have been killed.
Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc was safe for foot traffic last week. Walleye and perch fishing has been good at the north end of bay. Minnows jigged in 25 to 30 feet of water have been taking good numbers of fish at Kippling. A good perch bite was reported off Gladstone in 15 to 30 feet of water, and whitefish are starting to show up near Escanaba in water up to 40 feet deep. Hunting pressure has been light.
Whitefish have moved into Lake Michigan’s Green Bay, and anglers reported good action last week both north and south of the mouth of the Menominee River. Panfish action has been good on the Menominee River at Cottonbach Island. There was limited ice on the lower stretch of the river, and fishing there was slow. There was very little snow on the ground last week, and hunting activity has been light.
There is ice on Keweenaw and Huron bays in Lake Superior. Anglers are catching good numbers of splake and decent numbers of lake trout and steelhead in 25 to 40 feet of water. Splake are growing fast and numbers are very good. Anglers report a good whitefish bite on Huron Bay. There was no snow on the ice last week and about a foot in the woods. Rabbit hunting has been good. Coyote numbers are down, likely because there are a lot of wolves in the area.
Lake Gogebic fishing has been fair. Higher temperatures last week improved the angler activity and the fishing action, as well. Walleyes continue to hit spoons, jigs, and sucker minnows fished in 22 to 27 feet of water. A decent bite has been reported by anglers fishing in 7 to 12 feet of water during low-light conditions. Perch are hitting wigglers and spikes fished in 23 to 26 feet of water over mud. Lake travel was good, with about 12 inches of fresh snow on the ice, but there were pockets of slush, so anglers should be aware of that fact. There was about 6 feet of snow in the woods. Predator hunting has been slow, but snowmobile trails are in good shape.
Northern Michigan Fishing Reports
Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report - January 16th, 2015
Posted on Thu, 15 Jan 2015
East Jordan Area
Traverse City Area
Houghton Lake Area
Higgins Lake Area
Southern Michigan Fishing Reports
Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report - January 16th, 2015
Posted on Thu, 15 Jan 2015
Lake St. Clair
Luna Pier Area
Saginaw Bay Area