Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – March 1st, 2013

Pickford Area

There was a lot of ice and a lot of snow on top of the ice last week on Munuscong Bay. Walleye fishing has been good, with jigs and minnows producing the best results. Perch fishing has been good on Lake Huron at Cedarville. There was over two feet of snow on the ground. Coyote hunting has been good, but slowed a little with recent heavy snow.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Drummond Island Area

Fishing has been a little slow around Drummond Island. A few perch are hitting minnows fished in Scotts and Whitney bays. Pike fishing has been fair in Whitney Bay, too. Hare hunting has been tough, with hard, crusty snow limiting hunting pressure.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Curtis Area

Fishing pressure has been light on  Manistique Lakes with high winds keeping anglers indoors. Pike and a few walleyes were being caught on South Manistique and Big Manistique prior to the windy weather blowing in. Predator hunting has been slow.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Garden Area

Ice-fishing pressure slowed last week on Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc, with high winds and heavy snow hampering access. Light numbers of perch and walleyes were being caught in 14 to 15 feet of water, and a few whitefish have been iced in Garden Bay. Predator hunting has been good, but hunting pressure has been light.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.

Escanaba Area

High winds and cold weather have put a damper on fishing on Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. Overall, fishing has been slow, with a few walleyes being caught up near Gladstone. Hunting pressure has been light.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.

Menominee Area

Bluegills and crappies are hitting on the Menominee River off Cottonbach Island. Whitefish and a few walleyes and perch are hitting minnows fished off Henes Park in Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. Fishing has been slow on Shakey Lakes. Predator hunting has been slow, too.
MBK Sports Shop, (715) 735-5393.
Acorns and Antlers, (906) 863-4868.

Bergland Area

Travel conditions are good on Lake Gogebic, but snowmobiles are recommended, with slush starting to build on top of 20 inches of ice. Fair numbers of walleyes are hitting in 20 to 24 feet of water. Perch action slowed last week as a front moved through. Coyotes are on the move.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

Iron River Area

Walleyes and northern pike have been bitting on lakes in Iron County, and the perch bite has been good on Ottawa Lake. Single-digit temperatures and high winds put a damper on fishing pressure last week. Predator hunting has been good. Coyotes are on the move.
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.

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