Upper Peninsula

Pickford Area

Perch fishing has been good on Lake Huron at Cedarville, where
there was up to 16 inches of ice last week. Anglers fishing with
wigglers, minnows, and wax worms all report a decent bite. A few
fish also are being picked up in Munuscong Bay.

Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Curtis Area

Perch fishing has been slow on Manistique lakes, where there was
still up to 18 inches of ice last week. Fishing pressure has been
light. A few small yellowbellies are being caught on Big Manistique
Lake. Bluegill fishing has been slow, too. There was about 2 feet
of packed snow in the woods as of late last week.

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

Marquette Area

Ice is moving in and out of Lake Superior’s Marquette Harbor and
fishing opportunities are hit or miss. Those getting out are
catching a few cohos. River anglers are waiting for the steelhead
runs to get started. There was little snow on the ground as of last
week.

Gander Mountain, (906) 226-8300.

Escanaba Area

Perch fishing on Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc remains
pretty good. Anglers fishing at Garden are taking a few decent
perch through the ice on minnows and wigglers. Whitefish action has
died. Turkey sightings have been few.

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

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

Menominee Area

Brown trout are hitting in open water in the Menominee River
from the Hattie Street Bridge down to the mouth of the river.
Upstream at Cottonback Island, anglers are catching a few panfish
through the ice, but the ice is falling apart fast. The snow has
melted, and turkeys are on the move.

MBK_Sports Shop, (715) 735-5393.

Martin Creek Sport and Feed, (906) 863-4868.

Bergland Area

There was still about 16 inches of solid ice on Lake Gogebic
last week, and anglers report a good perch bite. The best action
has come to anglers fishing wigglers in 22 to 27 feet of water.
Bluegills and crappies are hitting on some of the local lakes in
the area. There was still a few inches of snow on the ground last
week.

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

Houghton Area

The ice on Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay is breaking up and
anglers are concentrating their efforts inland. Those fishing on
lakes Roland and Pike report good crappie and bluegill action.
Splake fishing remains good in Copper Harbor, where there was about
10 inches of ice last week. There was about 20 inches of ice in
Chassel Bay, and anglers there were catching lots of nice crappies,
some up to 14 inches.

Northwood Bait & Tackle, (906) 523-4878

Ontonagon Area

Ice is breaking up on Lake Superior and ice fishing has come to
an end. Anglers are waiting for open water. There was still about a
foot of snow on the ground in the woods.

Grieg’s Taxidermy & Tackle, (906) 884-2770.

Iron River Area

Ice anglers are catching good numbers of perch on Chicagon Lake,
where there was about 16 inches of ice last week. Bluegills are
hitting on Fortune Lake, and a few crappies are being caught there,
too. Turkeys are still in their winter flocks.

Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.

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