Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

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Upper Peninsula

Drummond Island Area

Perch fishing is red hot at Drummond Island. Anglers fishing in
2 feet of water in Maxton Bay report a good bite. Most of the perch
are running between 8 and 10 inches long, but fish up to 15 inches
have been caught. Most of the perch are keepers. Minnows have
produced the best results.

Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Sault Ste. Marie Area

Poor weather has kept many angers grounded as they wait for the
perch to move into the upper St. Marys River. A few steelhead are
being caught in the St. Marys behind the power house and in the
rapids. Steelies also have moved into Pendill’s Creek.

Hank’s Sport Shop, (906) 632-8741.

Curtis Area

Fishing pressure has been light on Manistique Lakes. Most
anglers are waiting for the May 15 walleye, pike, and muskie
opener. Trout fishing has been slow. Streams are running high.

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

Escanaba Area

Perch fishing has been slow on Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de
Noc. A few brown trout are being caught at Escanaba, but overall,
fishing pressure has been very light. Stream anglers are waiting
for the water to recede.

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

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

Menominee Area

A fair number of walleyes and brown trout are hitting in Lake
Michigan’s Green Bay. Perch fishing has been slow.

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

Bergland Area

Lake Gogebic has opened up, but anglers are awaiting the Mat 15
U.P. pike, walleye, and muskie opener.

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

Houghton Area

Steelhead fishing has been pretty good in the Silver and
Sturgeon rivers. Spawn and nightcrawlers are producing fish.
Suckers have moved into the Silver, Sturgeon, and Menominee
rivers.

Northwood Bait & Tackle, (906) 523-4878

Ontonagon Area

Fishing pressure has been light around Ontonagon as anglers
await the arrival of walleye, pike, and muskie season later this
month.

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

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