Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – August 2nd, 2013
Fishing has been quiet in the eastern U.P. A few herring have been caught around Lime Island on the St. Mary’s River. A few pike and perch have been caught in Lake Huron at Cedarville around the Les Cheneaux Islands.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Drummond Island Area
Bass fishing has been good in Maxton and Scotts bays around the islands. Crawlers, minnows, and soft plastics have been the hot baits. A few perch are showing up, and anglers fishing minnows in 15 feet of water have enjoyed success. A fair number of walleyes have been caught on bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses fished in 14 feet of water around Peck Island.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.
Salmon fishing has been pretty good on Lake Michigan off Fairport. One angler reportedly caught a 34-pounder last week. Bass fishing has been good in Big Bay de Noc. The best action has been in Kate’s Bay in 6 to 8 feet of water. Perch are hitting in Garden Bay in 15 to 22 feet of water.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.
Walleye fishing has been fair in Little Bay de Noc. A decent bite has ben reported by anglers trolling or drifting crawler harnesses in 18 to 25 feet of water. Perch fishing has been pretty good at Kipling, but fishing pressure has been light.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.
Iron Mountain Area
Trout fishing has been spotty on area streams. A few browns and brookies have been caught on the Brule and Escanaba rivers. Flies, spinners, and worms have all caught fish. Bass fishing has been good in the Menominee River and most of the local flowages. A fair number of walleyes are hitting early and late on the Michigamme and Peavy reservoirs.
Northwoods Wilderness Outfitters, (906) 774-9009.
Fishing has slowed a bit on Lake Gogebic. Walleyes and perch developed lockjaw when the mercury was hovering in the 90s, but now that cooler temperatures have moved in, the fish are back on the feed. Walleyes and perch are hitting in 7 to 10 feet of water along the weedbeds. A few walleyes also are being caught by anglers drifting crawlers in 23 to 27 feet of water.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.