Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – May 24th, 2013
High winds kept many anglers grounded on the opener, and the bite was a little slow for those who did venture out. Fair numbers of pike were caught in Lake Superior’s Brimley Bay, and the perch bite remains pretty good in Lake Huron at Cedarville.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Drummond Island Area
Winds up to 25 mph blew anglers off the water on the opener around Drummond Island. A few pike were caught early in Scotts, Maxton, and Whitney bays. Perch fishing has been good in the shallows on Maxton Bay and should continue as the water settles down.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.
High winds made fishing difficult, but the walleyes didn’t seem to notice on the opener. Limit catches were recorded by anglers fishing on both Big Manistique and South Manistique lakes. Perch fishing has slowed. A few pike were hitting in the shallows on South Manistique.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.
The walleye, pike, and muskie opener on Little Bay de Noc was met with mixed results. A fair number of walleyes were caught in the upper bay by those drifting crawler harnesses in 15 to 30 feet of water.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
Lake Gogebic opened up just in time for the walleye, pike, and muskie opener, and the fishing turned out to be pretty good. The water level was still high and the winds had boats rocking, but walleyes were hitting in the shallows and off the breaks. Those trolling crankbaits and casting jigs were all catching fish.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.
Lake Medora and others in the Keweenaw Peninsula were still holding ice on the walleye, pike, and muskie opener. Lac LaBelle was ice-free, but the bite was slow. A couple splake have been caught in Copper Harbor. Better weather was in the forecast, and the action should improve as the water temperature increases.
Fish-On II Guide and Charter Service, (906) 369-4341.
Iron River Area
The walleye, pike, and muskie opener was slow in Iron County. There was a lot of high wind, and water temperatures were still in the upper 30s.
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.