The U.P. of Michigan Fishing Reports
Upper Peninsula Fishing Report - October 10th, 2014
Posted on Thu, 09 Oct 2014
Walleye fishing has been good on the St. Mary’s River and in Raber Bay, but pressure has been light. Crankbaits are producing good results. Waterfowl hunting has been very good. Grouse- and woodcock-hunting pressure has been light but should pick up when the leaves fall. Bowhunting has been fair, with mixed results being reported. Bear hunting has been slow.
Perch and walleye fishing has been very good on Big and South Manistique lakes. Rainy weather kept fishing pressure to a minimum last week, but when anglers can get out, crawlers and minnows have produced good results. Bear hunting has been fair, and grouse and woodcock hunting has been good.
Salmon fishing has been pretty good in Lake Michigan. Anglers report catching good numbers of chinooks at Manistique. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good in Big Bay de Noc. Waterfowl hunting has been good, with lots of ducks and geese in the area. Bear hunting has been slow, and deer numbers are down.
Walleye fishing and bass fishing have been good in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. Walleyes are hitting crawlers and crankbaits fished in 10 to 24 feet of water at Second and Center reefs. Smallmouths are hitting all over the bay. Perch anglers are catching fish off the mouth of the Days River. Upland bird hunting has been decent, and bear hunters report mixed results.
Fishing has been fair in Lake Superior. Pretty good numbers of lakers and light numbers of salmon have been caught in Keweenaw Bay in 80 to 100 feet of water, 20 to 30 feet down. Some lakers are suspended and others are hitting right on the bottom. Cohos are still moving into the Carp River. Grouse and woodcock hunting has been good. Bow season is expected to be fair. Bear season has been pretty good.
Walleyes and smallmouth bass are hitting on Lake Gogebic. Minnows and Twister tails are both producing good results. Waterfowl hunting has been decent, and grouse and woodcock hunting has been fair, but should improve as the leaves fall. Bow season is off to a slow start, but some good-sized bucks have been seen in the area. Overall deer numbers are down.