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Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – July 20th, 2012


Pickford Area
Herring are hitting wax worms fished in Lake Huron in 10 to 20 feet of water from Cedarville to Drummond Island and north to Lime Island. Walleye fishing has been good in Raber Bay. Crawler harnesses and crankbaits are both producing good results.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Drummond Island Area
Walleye fishing has been good in Scotts and Maxton bays in 6 to 8 feet of water. Bass and pike also are hitting in the bays, and herring are being caught on the west side of Burnt Island. Salmon fishing has been good in Lake Huron around the DeTour Lighthouse in 50 to 100 feet of water.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.
Curtis Area
Walleye fishing is improving on Manistique Lakes now that the mayfly hatch has ended.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.


Garden Area
Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc. Nightcrawlers, crankbaits, and soft plastics are producing good results in 12 to 18 feet of water. Salmon fishing remains pretty good at Fairport. Spoons trolled in 80 to 140 feet of water, 60 to 90 feet down, are producing good results.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.
Marquette Area
Lake trout fishing has been slow on Lake Superior. The best action has come to anglers fishing at the sand hole, the white rocks, and at Stannard Rock.
Gander Mountain, (906) 226-8300.
Escanaba Area
Walleye fishing is improving on Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc, now that the mayfly hatch is over. Anglers drifting and jigging nightcrawlers along the weeds in 10 to 20 feet of water report a good bite. At the north end of the bay, fish are hitting  stickbaits in 20 to 30 feet of water. The perch bite is picking up, especially off the beach at Gladstone. Crawlers and minnows fished in 10 to 18 feet of water have produced good results.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.
Menominee Area
Salmon and trout fishing has been pretty good in Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. Chinooks, steelhead, and brown trout have been caught on spoons trolled in 100 to 120 feet of water, 50 to 80 feet down. Smallmouth bass and walleyes are hitting nightcrawlers and crankbaits in the Menominee River.
MBK Sports Shop, (715) 735-5393.
Menominee Manufacturing, (906) 863-4868.


L’Anse Area
Lake trout fishing has been steady on Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay. The best bite has come to anglers bobbing (jigging) or trolling spoons in 180 to 230 feet of water. Panfish action has been good on Otter and Portage lakes; walleye fishing has been slow.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.
Bergland Area
Jumbo perch are keeping anglers busy on Lake Gogebic. Nightcrawlers and leeches fished along the weedbeds in 7 to 10 feet of water are producing the best action. Smallmouths are hitting crankbaits and soft plastics fished in the weeds and shallow rocky areas. Walleye fishing has been slow and spotty.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.
Ontonagon Area
Salmon fishing is picking up on Lake Superior. The lake trout bite also has been good. The best action has come to anglers fishing in 60 to 100 feet of water.
Grieg’s Taxidermy & Tackle, (906) 884-2770.

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