Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012

Pickford Area

Walleye fishing has been good in Raber Bay on the St. Mary’s River. Nightcrawler harnesses and crankbaits are producing good results. Herring are starting to show up in Lake Huron around the Les Cheneaux Island. Fair numbers of pike, bass, and walleyes are being caught there, too.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Curtis Area

High winds have kept most anglers grounded. When they can get out, bluegills have been hitting along shore on South Manistique Lake and a few perch have been caught on Big Manistique Lake. Walleye fishing has been good on Big Manistique with crawlers, leeches, and minnows all producing. A few mayflies (hexes) are hatching.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Escanaba Area

Walleye fishing is slowing down on Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc with the mayfly (hex) hatch in full bloom, but trout fishing has been very good on the Escanaba River. Salmon fishing has been good in Lake Michigan off Fairport in 90 to 150 feet of water, 30 to 60 feet down.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.

Menominee Area

Fair numbers of smallmouth bass are hitting in the Menominee River and along the shore of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. Walleye and salmon fishing in the bay has been slow.
MBK Sports Shop, (715) 735-5393.
Menominee Manufacturing, (906) 863-4868.

L’Anse Area

Fishing has been good around L’Anse and Baraga. Lake trout and salmon are hitting in Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay. Brookie fishing has been good on area streams. Walleye fishing has been slow, but bass fishing has been good on inland lakes including Prickett Dam Flooding.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.

Bergland Area

Fishing on Lake Gogebic has been up and down. Walleye action has been slow. A few fish have ben caught on minnows, leeches, and crankbaits. Pike and smallmouth bass are hitting along the weeds. A few perch have been caught along the weedbeds, too.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

Keweenaw Peninsula

Lakers and kings are hitting in Bete Gries in 130 to 190 feet of water. The best bite has been right on bottom. Brook trout fishing has been good on area streams. Walleye fishing has been slow, but should improve on Gratiot Lake. The smallmouth bite has been good on Lac LaBelle and Gratiot.
Fish-On II Guide and Charter Service, (906) 289-4481.

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