The U.P. of Michigan Fishing Reports
Upper Peninsula Fishing Report - August 15th, 2014
Posted on Thu, 14 Aug 2014
Walleye fishing has been very good along the edge of the shipping channel in the St. Mary’s River and in Raber Bay in 7 to 10 feet of water. Herring are moving north of Lime Island. Perch fishing has been steady on Lake Huron at Cedarville.
Drummond Island Area
Perch fishing has been good in Maxton Bay. Crappie rigs tipped with minnows or crawlers and fished in 14 to 17 feet of water have produced good results. Bass fishing has been good in Maxton and Scotts bays, and occasionally an angler will catch a walleye in Scotts Bay.
Walleyes, pike, perch, and bass are keeping anglers busy on Big and South Manistique lakes. Crawler harnesses and leeches are both catching fish The best perch bite has been on Big Manistique, and bluegill action has been hot on South.
Bass fishing has been good in Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc. Crankbaits, soft plastics, and spinnerbaits fished in 10 to 12 feet of water have taken many fish. Salmon fishing has been decent in Lake Michigan off Fairport. Those trolling spoons and meat rigs in 80 feet of water, 40 to 60 feet down, have done well.
Walleye fishing has been fair in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. Those fishing nightcrawler harnesses in 10 to 20 feet of water around center and third reefs report success. Perch fishing has been good at Gladstone. Crawlers and minnows fished in 10 to 25 feet of water have produced good results. Perch also have been caught south of the Day’s River in 12 to 14 feet of water.
Jumbo perch are hitting nightcrawlers in 25 to 30 feet of water on Lake Gogebic. Good numbers of fish also have been caught along the weeds in 8 to 9 feet of water. Walleye action has been very good, but many are undersized. Minnows and leeches are producing good results when fished along the weeds. Smallmouth bass have been active in hard-bottom areas, feeding on crayfish.
High winds made fishing tough last week on Lake Superior. A few lakers have been caught in 60 to 80 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been slow.