Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – December 20th, 2013

Pickford Area

There was about 10 inches of ice on Munuscong Bay, and perch and walleye fishing has been good. Fishing pressure has been light with single-digit temperatures and high winds. Coyote hunting has been very good. Muzzleloader deer hunting was slow.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Curtis Area

Frigid temperatures and high winds have kept hunting and fishing pressure to a minimum. There was 8 inches of ice on Manistique Lakes last week where anglers report decent walleye and pike fishing. There was about 6 inches of snow on the ground, and hunting pressure also has been light.
J.R. Sport Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Marquette Area

Marquette County anglers hit the ice last week on smaller inland lakes . Deer hunting has ben good along the migration trails. Fisher, marten, and bobcat trappers are seeing success. The snow is still shallow enough in many areas to use dogs during the late grouse season.

Iron Mountain Area

Frigid temperatures and high winds have kept sportsmen and women bottled up. A good panfish bite has been reported by a few anglers who have ventured out on Cowboy Lake and Lake Antoine, where there was about 7 inches of ice last week. Muzzleloader deer and late archery deer hunting have been slow, and hunters are discouraged by the low deer numbers. December grouse season has been fair.
Northwoods Wilderness Outfitters, (906) 774-9009.

Bergland Area

There was up to 6 inches of ice on Lake Gogebic last week. Walleyes are hitting jigging spoons and minnows fished in 4 to 8 feet of water. Early and late bites have been the best. The muzzleloader deer hunt was fair, and hunting pressure was light. The December  grouse hunt has been slow.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

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