Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – June 7th, 2013
Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc. Anglers fishing soft plastics and crankbaits report good action at the Sand Pit, in Puffy Bay, and in South River Bay. The fish were holding in 10 to 16 feet of water, waiting for warmer weather before they move in shallow. A few perch were hitting crawlers and minnows fished in 8 to 12 feet of water in Garden Bay.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.
Salmon fishing has improved in Lake Superior’s Marquette Harbor. Anglers report good success off Shot Point, along the drop-off along M-28, and outside the Lower Harbor breakwall. Spoons and stickbaits have both produced good results. A few lakers have been caught in 160 to 200 feet of water, 50 to 60 feet down.
Gander Mountain, (906) 226-8300.
Decent walleye and perch fishing has been reported by anglers fishing with minnows and nightcrawlers in Little Bay de Noc at the Narrows and along the Kipling Flats south to Gladstone Beach. Perch are hitting in 20 to 30 feet of water, and walleye anglers are finding fish in 18 to 30 feet near the mouth of the Whitefish River.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.
Salmon and lake trout have been caught in Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay in 40 to 60 feet of water, 30 to 50 feet down. Good action was reported on spoons fished from the head of the bay north to Old Mission. Those jigging off the water tower at Pequaming picked up lake trout on cut bait fished in 200 to 230 feet of water. In Traverse Bay, those trolling or jigging in 130 to 150 feet of water caught lake trout out from Big Louie’s Point and Gay Point.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.
Walleye fishing remains good on Lake Gogebic. The males are aggressive, but the females are a bit lethargic. The best bites have been in 10 to 16 feet of water on minnows and leeches. A few anglers are trolling crankbaits in 8 to 16 feet of water. Bass fishing is heating up, and the smallies are starting to move in toward shore. The best bite has come to anglers fishing with minnows and leeches or crankbaits.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.