Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – September 28th, 2012
Fishing has slowed a little in the eastern U.P. Fair numbers of walleyes are hitting crawler harnesses in Raber Bay. Muskie fishing is heating up in Munuscong Bay. A fair number of perch have been caught in Lake Huron at Cedarville on minnows and wax worms. Pike fishing has been good, too, with spinners and chubs both taking fish. Bear hunting has been good, and grouse hunters report decent flush rates.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Drummond Island Area
Perch fishing has been good for anglers fishing with minnows in Maxton, Scotts, and Whitney bays. The water is still a bit warm, and action should improve as the temperatures fall. Grouse hunting is off to a fair start.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.
Wind and rain have put a damper on fishing on Manistique Lakes. When anglers do get out, they’re catching a few perch and walleyes. Bear hunting is off to a pretty good start, and grouse hunting is off to a slow start. Leaves are just starting to turn colors.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.
Windy weather has stymied anglers on Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc. A few perch have been caught in Garden Bay. Minnows have been the bait of choice. Good numbers of smallies are hitting in 25 to 30 feet of water off Garden Bluff. Bear hunting has been fair, but two bruins were hit by cars near the Garden Sport Shop. Grouse hunting pressure has been light.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.
High winds have put a damper on fishing on Lake Superior, but when anglers can get out, the lake trout fishing has been good. Grouse hunting is off to a pretty good start and should improve as the leaves begin to fall. Bear hunting has been decent.
Gander Mountain, (906) 226-8300.
Fishing has been slow on Lake Gogebic. A few nice walleyes have been caught by anglers trolling crankbaits near shoreline structure during low-light periods. Jigs and sucker minnows also are producing some action. Smallmouth bass are hitting in 5 to 14 feet of water. Grouse activity has been increasing. The fall colors are near 40 percent.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.
Bad weather has kept anglers at bay on Lake Superior. When the weather permits, a few lake trout have been caught. Smallmouth bass action has been good on Medora, Gratiot, and Lac La Belle. Grouse hunting has been quiet, and bear season is off to a slow start, too.
Fish-On II Guide and Charter Service, (906) 289-4481.