Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – August 31st, 2012
Perch fishing has been good in Lake Huron at Cedarville and a fine salmon bite has been reported at DeTour. Walleye fishing has been good in Raber Bay on crawler harnesses and crankbaits.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Drummond Island Area
Fishing has been fair at Drummond Island. A few perch have been caught in Scotts, Maxton, and Whitney bays on minnows and nightcrawlers fished in 5 to 15 feet of water. A few pike and bass are being caught, too, but the walleyes have disappeared. There are a few geese in the area.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.
Perch fishing has been pretty good on Big Manistique Lake, and a few walleyes have been caught early in the mornings and late in the evenings. Crawlers are producing for walleyes, too. Pike fishing has been good, with most of the fish running between 24 and 30 inches. There are only a few geese in the area.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.
A few salmon have been caught in Lake Huron off Fairport. Perch are hitting in the weeds in the bays. Bass fishing has been fair, but the fish are scattered. Geese are scarce this year. The early season likely will be slow.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.
Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. Lots of fish in the 15- to 20-inch range are hitting south of Gladstone along the breaklines on either side of the bay. Perch fishing has been good, too, but the fish are scattered. Try in front of beach at Gladstone and in front of the Kipling boat launch. Minnows and worms fished in 12 to 15 feet of water are producing fish. The local goose flock is in good shape.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.
Fishing has been slow on Lake Gogebic. Smallmouth bass action continues to be good along the shorelines and points with hard bottom. Use both live and artificial baits. The perch bite has slowed up and is more hit or miss, with both good and bad days. Walleyes continue to be inconsistent as well, with the best action on crawler harnesses in 21 to 26 feet of water. Crankbaits and leeches fished near weed edges and on the bottom in the deeper water are producing a few nice catches.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.
Iron River Area
Panfish action remains pretty good on most inland lakes in the area, including Chicagon and the Michigamme Reservoir. Bass fishing has been good on Ottawa Lake. Soft plastics and nightcrawlers have produced good results. Early goose season should be fair.
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.