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Upper Peninsula Fishing Report - August 28th, 2015


Pickford Area

Walleye fishing remains good in the St. Marys River, particularly in Raber Bay. The best bites have come to those fishing with nightcrawlers and bottom bouncers along the shipping channel. Muskies and pike are still keeping anglers busy on Munuscong Bay, and perch fishing is still pretty good in Lake Huron at Cedarville. The fields are full of Canada geese, and the early season should be very good. 

Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Drummond Island Area

Salmon fishing has been slow around Drummond Island, but fair numbers of lake trout have been caught south of the lighthouse on the flats of the St. Marys River. Fair numbers of walleyes are hitting nightcrawler harnesses in Maxton and Scotts bays. Fair numbers of smallmouth bass and northern pike are being caught along with the ‘eyes. The perch have not arrived yet, but should start showing up any day now. 

Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Curtis Area

Walleye fishing has improved on Big and South Manistique lakes. Nightcrawler harnesses are producing a good bite when fished along the weeds. The bluegill bite has been pretty good on South Manistique, and northern pike are keeping anglers busy on both lakes. There are a lot of Canada geese in the area, and the upcoming early season should be good.

Mick’s Bait Shop, (906) 586-6040.



Marquette Area

Lake trout fishing has been good in Lake Superior. Dodgers and flies as well as meat rigs are producing good results at the white rocks and the clay banks. A few chinook and coho salmon are being caught, too.

Gander Mountain, (906) 226-8300.

Escanaba Area

Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. Anglers trolling stickbaits and crawler harnesses of the mouth of the Ford River report good action. Smallmouth bass and northern pike also are active, and anglers report good success. The perch bite is picking up on minnows fished in 12 to 20 feet of water.

Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.

BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle, (906) 428-2950.

Menominee Area

Trout and salmon fishing remains good in Lake Michigan’s Green Bay for anglers trolling spoons in 40 to 80 feet of water. Fair numbers of walleyes and good numbers of bass are being caught in the Menominee River. 

Waterfront Sport Shop, (906) 792-0467.



L’Anse Area

Salmon and lake trout are hitting in Lake Superior’s Big Traverse Bay. Good action has been reported by those fishing in 180 to 260 feet of water. A few salmon and steelhead have been caught closer to shore, in water as shallow as 35 feet.

Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.

Bergland Area

Lake Gogebic walleye fishing has been fair to poor, with most anglers reporting slow action. Leeches are still producing the best bite, with nightcrawlers running second. The minnow bite has begun to pick up with signs that fall is near. Anglers continue to take fish from both the weeds and deep mud.

Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

Iron River Area

Muskie fishing remains good on Emily Lake, and walleyes are keeping anglers busy on ChicagonOttawa, and Fortune lakes. Brook trout fishing has been very good on local streams.

Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.

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