Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – November 22nd, 2013

Pickford Area

The rut is on, and bucks are on the move. Deer numbers are up in Chippewa County and hunters anticipate a good gun season. Walleye fishing has been good in Munuscong and Raber bays. Crankbaits are producing the best results. Perch fishing remains decent in Lake Huron at the Les Cheneaux Islands on worms and minnows.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Drummond Island Area

The rut is on, but hunting pressure has been light. The firearms deer season should be pretty good on Drummond Island. Waterfowl hunting has been good, with flight ducks coming down. Rabbit hunting has been decent. Fishing pressure has been light, and the perch bite has been slow.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Curtis Area

The rut is on. Bucks are on the move and chasing does. The firearms deer season should be good. Waterfowl hunters report success, too, with flight birds moving through. A few walleyes have been caught on Manistique Lakes, but fishing pressure has been light.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Garden Area

Bucks are on the move, and the firearms deer season should be very good. Waterfowl hunting remains good. Bass fishing has been pretty good in Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc with good action off the bluffs. Perch fishing is finally starting to heat up.
The Garden Sport Shop, (906) 644-2908.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.

Escanaba Area

Bucks are on the move in Delta County and the rut is on. The firearms deer season should be decent. Walleye fishing has been pretty good in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc, where the water temperature has dipped  into the 40s. A good bite has been reported by anglers fishing off Kipling and at the second and third reefs. Anglers trolling stick baits in 8 to 23 feet of water report good results.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.

Menominee Area

The firearms deer season should be good in Menominee County. The rut is on. Good numbers of walleyes and  whitefish are being caught from the Menominee River at the Hattie Street Dam. Nightcrawlers and minnows are both producing good results.
MBK Sports Shop, (715) 735-5393.

Bergland Area

The rut is on, and the firearms deer season should be good in Gogebic County. Bucks are on the prowl. Overall, deer numbers are down a bit  so hunters will have to work a little to enjoy success. Walleye fishing remains good along the shore of Lake Gogebic. Sucker minnows and crankbaits have both produced a good bite.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

Keweenaw Peninsula

Bucks are chasing does in Keweenaw County, and the gun season is stacking up to be a good one. There are still a fair number of splake in Lake Superior’s Copper Harbor. Spawn bags are producing the best bite when dragged along the bottom. Inland lake fishing pressure has been light, as attention shifts to deer hunting.
Fish-On II Guide and Charter Service, (906) 369-4341.

Iron River Area

Archery deer hunters report pretty good success, and the firearms season is stacking up to be a good one. Bucks are fighting and chasing does. The rut is on. Muskie fishing has been good on Chicagon Lake, Peavy Pond, and the  Michigamme Reservoir. Lots of legal fish have been caught, and most have been returned to the water. A few perch and crappies are being caught in deep water. 
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.

Categories: Michigan Fishing Reports, The U.P.

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