Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – October 11th, 2013

Pickford Area
Perch fishing has been good in Lake Michigan at Cedarville in 8 to 10 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been fair and should improve any day in Munuscong Bay as fish transition into their fall patterns. Goose hunting has been good, and upland bird hunters report good grouse flush rates. The youth deer season was good, with several does and a few bucks being taken.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Drummond Island Area

Perch fishing has been good in Maxton Bay around Ashmon and Grape islands in 10 to 16 feet of water. A few perch have been caught on Whitney Bay, too. A fair number of bass and northern pike have been caught in both bays. The archery deer season has been slow, with warm weather keeping deer movement to a minimum. Grouse and woodcock hunters are waiting for the leaves to fall.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Curtis Area

The walleye bite continues to be pretty good on  Big and South Manistique lakes. The fish are scattered, but anglers willing to spend  time are enjoying pretty good success. Bird hunting has been fair, and should improve when the leaves fall.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Garden Area

Salmon fishing is winding down in Lake Michigan. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good in Big Bay de Noc. Perch fishing has been slow to get started, but should improve any day now. Walleye fishing has been fair, and fishing pressure has been light. Good numbers of pike are still being caught. Grouse hunting has been slow. Squirrel hunting has been good. Bear hunting has been slow, and the youth deer season was fair.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.

Escanaba Area

Fishing pressure has been light, but good numbers of perch and a few walleyes are being caught in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. The walleyes are hitting crankbaits trolled after dark, south of Escanaba between the Ford River and the Cedar River. Perch fishing has been best in the upper bay around the first reef. Fishing pressure has been very light. Warm weather put a damper on hunting last week. The bow opener was slow. Grouse and woodcock hunting has been fair.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.

L’Anse Area

Salmon fishing has been very good in Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay. River fishing has been slow to get started. A few fish are trickling into some of the local streams, but the fall runs have yet to begin in earnest. The early bow season should be fair. Deer numbers are down in the area. Grouse hunting has been slow, with heavy foliage hampering success. Waterfowl season has been pretty good, but the migration has yet to begin. Bear hunting has been very good, with lots of bruins in Houghton County.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.

Keweenaw Peninsula

Splake are showing up in Lake Superior’s Copper Harbor and anglers are dialing in. Lake trout and a few salmon are being caught in Traverse Bay and Bete Grese in 60 to 220 feet of water. Bass fishing is heating up in Lake Medora and Gratiot  Lake. Bear hunting has been slow. The bow opener was warm, and action should improve as fall settles in.
Fish-On II Guide and Charter Service, (906) 369-4341.

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