The U.P. of Michigan Fishing Reports
Upper Peninsula Fishing Report - November 20th, 2015
Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2015
Deer hunting has been slow in the eastern U.P. Deer numbers remain low and hunting pressure has been light. Waterfowl hunting has been fair. Flight ducks were just starting to arrive last week. Walleyes were hitting in Munuscong and Raber bays last week before high winds blew in. Lots of eaters and a couple 9-pounders have been caught. Crawlers and crankbaits are both taking fish.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Drummond Island Area
Fishing has been slow and fishing pressure light around Drummond Island. Deer hunting on the island has been fair. A couple 8-poimters have been killed. Deer numbers remain depressed on the island. Waterfowl hunting has been fair. Flight birds should arrive any day.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.
Deer hunting has been slow in Luce and Mackinac counties. Deer numbers are down. Fishing pressure has been light. A few walleyes and perch have been caught on Big Manistique and South Manistique lakes.
Mick’s Bait Shop, (906) 586-6040.
Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. The best action has been at north end of the bay, north of Gladstone. Crankbaits trolled at center reef are producing good results. Perch fishing has been fair in the harbor at Escanaba. Minnows fished off the boat dock are taking light numbers of fish. Deer hunting has been fair. Hunters report that bucks are chasing does.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
Deer hunting has been slow, but bucks are chasing does. Deer numbers are increasing a little in the area. Waterfowl hunting has been slow, too. Whitefish have moved in the local rivers. Wax worms on tiny hooks fished under bobbers have produced good results. Steelhead and a few walleyes were being caught in the Menominee River.
Waterfront Sport Shop, (906) 424-4108.
Deer hunting has been fair but numbers remain low. Bucks are chasing does. Fishing pressure has been light on Lake Superior. Light numbers of steelhead and salmon are in the rivers.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.
Walleye fishing has been good from shore on Lake Gogebic. Boat fishing pressure has been very light. Sucker minnows and crankbaits have produced the best results. Deer hunting has been fair. Bucks are chasing does. Waterfowl hunting has been fair. Hunters are waiting for the flight ducks to arrive. There was snow in the forecast last week.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.
Iron River Area
Deer hunting has been slow and deer numbers remain low. Hunters who have been out report seeing big bucks. Muskie fishing has been very good and walleyes are hitting, too, on Chicagon and Fortune lakes.
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.