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The U.P. of Michigan Fishing Reports

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report - July 17th, 2015

EASTERN UP

Drummond Island Area

Good numbers of walleyes have been caught on crawler harnesses fished in 4 to 8 feet of water around Drummond Island. Mayflies are hatching, and a few ciscoes have been caught in Howard and Harbor bays. Lots of smallies and northern pike are hitting in Maxton and Scotts bays. 

Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Curtis Area

Fishing has been good on Manistique Lakes. Bluegills are hitting leaf worms on South Manistique and light numbers are being caught on a Big Manistique, too. Walleyes are hitting crawlers and leeches on both lakes. Lots of bass have been caught on both lakes. 

Mick’s Bait Shop, (906) 586-6040.

 

CENTRAL UP

Escanaba Area

Walleye fishing has been fair on Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. There are lots of alewives in the bay, and mayflies were still hatching last week, so the fish had a lot to feed on. Good numbers of fair-sized pike have been caught along the weed edges.

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

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

Iron Mountain Area

Crappies were hitting on Badwater FloodingGene’s Pond, and the Brule Backwaters last week. Walleye fishing has been slow, but a few have been caught on the Michigamme Reservoir and Peavy Pond. Bass fishing is good on Lake Antoine and the Menominee River. Trout fishing has been decent, but the water was running high last week. Deer sightings are up, but turkey broods are scarce.

Northwoods Wilderness Outfitters, (906) 774-9009.

 

WESTERN UP

Bergland Area

Lake Gogebic fishing remains good. Nice jumbo perch and walleyes continue to hit leeches and crawlers in weedbeds and along the edges of the weeds A good bite has been reported over the mud in 23 to 28 feet of water. Smallmouth bass action has been good, too, especially along the hard-bottom shoreline areas. 

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

Iron River Area

Smallmouth bass are hitting on most lakes in Iron County. Rubber worms or leeches fished on dark-green jigs are taking good numbers of fish. Yellow perch are keeping anglers busy on Chicagon Lake, where anglers report catching good numbers of bluegills and walleyes, too. 

Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.

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