Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – March 29th, 2013

Pickford Area

Perch up to 15 inches have been caught on wigglers and wax worms fished in 12 to 24 feet of water on Lake Huron at Cedarville. There was still 18 inches of ice, and shore ice was holding up well. Coyote hunting has been slow.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Drummond Island Area

There was up to 20 inches of ice around Drummond Island last week. Anglers were catching a few perch in  Maxton and Whitney bays. Hunting pressure has been light, with crusty snow keeping hunters at home.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Garden Area

Anglers fishing with minnows report a good perch bite in 25 feet of water in  Big Bay de Noc near Garden and in Kate’s Bay. High winds have  kept most anglers off the lake.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.

Escanaba Area

Perch fishing has been fair in Little Bay de Noc. Anglers fishing near Butler’s Island report a good bite, but fishing pressure has been light. Coyote hunting remains good. There are lots of coyotes in the area, but hunting pressure has been light.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.

Marquette Area

Fishing pressure has been light at Marquette, but smelt, splake, cohos, and a few whitefish are being caught in Lake Superior at Munising. There are lots of smelt in the bay. Coyote hunting has been slow, with heavy snow in the woods.
Gander Mountain, (906) 226-8300.

Menominee Area

There was still plenty of ice and snow around Menominee last week, but fishing and hunting pressure have been nil. Sportsmen are waiting for spring to arrive.
MBK Sports Shop, (715) 735-5393.
Acorns and Antlers, (906) 863-4868.

L’Anse Area

Good ice remained on Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay last week, and anglers there were catching a mixed bag of lakers, whitefish, herring, and smelt. Steelhead and cohos will move toward shore as soon as the snow melts and the rivers start to swell. Coyote hunting has been very good, but heavy snow is making it difficult on both hunters and their hounds.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.

Iron River Area

There was still up to two feet of ice on area lakes last week. Walleye, muskie and northern pike seasons closed, so anglers have been targeting panfish and lake trout. A pretty good laker bite has been reported on Ottawa and Golden lakes, and a few perch have been caught on Ottawa, too. There was 2 feet of snow in the woods. Predator hunting has been slow, and hunting pressure has been light.
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.

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