Eastern Upper

Drummond Island Area

Perch fishing shut right down, and the fish have moved out of
Scotts and Maxton bays. Expect them to return under the ice.
Bowhunters on the island did well, and a good firearms season is
expected. Hunters are shooting plenty of diver ducks on Maxton,
Scotts, and Whitney bays. There seems to be an abundance of
buffleheads this year. Small-game hunters said grouse numbers were
down this year, but there are plenty of snowshoes to chase.

Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906)493-6300.

St. Ignace Area

Salmon fishing has slowed down in the Carp River and Nun’s Creek
with the fall spawning run just about over. Anglers with
ice-fishing jigs tipped with small minnows are seeing good perch
fishing in Lake Huron around the islands off Cedarville and Hessel.
Duck hunters are seeing plenty of divers, with some nice rafts of
ducks around. Archery season was not strong, but plenty of firearms
hunters are arriving and should get the deer moving. The firearms
season should be pretty good. Grouse and woodcock hunters enjoyed
some decent shooting.

Ace Hardware, (906) 643-7721.

Curtis Area

Lake Superior menominee are providing good fare for anglers off
breakwalls in Grand Marais and Paradise. Anglers using small leaf
worms are reporting the best success. Fishing has been slow and
hunting pressure light on Manistique Lakes. The archery deer season
was slow and hunter pressure was very light. Deer hunting should
improve in the area when snow falls and the migration begins.

J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.

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