Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – June 20th, 2014

Pickford Area

Walleye fishing has been fantastic in Munuscong and Raber bays. The best action has come to anglers fishing jigs and crawlers and crankbaits in the shallows. A few perch have been caught, but the water is still a little cool. Atlantic salmon and lake trout are hitting in 60 to 105 of water at DeTour. A lot of small pike have been caught at Cedarville, but no perch, yet.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Curtis Area

Fishing has been very good on Manistique Lakes. Anglers floating on Big Manistique report good catches of walleyes, northern pike and yellow perch. On South Manistique the bluegill bite has been very good in the shallows. Walleye and pike are also hitting. Crawler harnesses have produced a good walleye bite, while spinners, spoons, and live suckers and chubs have attracted attention from the northerns. A couple black crappies have also been caught on South Manistique.
Mick’s Bait Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Garden Area

Walleye fishing has been very good in Lake Michigan’s Big bay de Noc. Anglers trolling and drifting crawler harnesses report the best action. Good numbers of smallmouth bass have also been caught with hot action being reported by anglers fishing off the gravel points. Crawlers and crankbaits have produced the best results.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.

Escanaba Area

Good walleye action has been reported by anglers fishing in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. Those trolling or drifting crawler harnesses in 18 to 24 feet of water between the Whitefish River and the center reef have been doing well. Those fishing off Breezy Point reported a good bite in 8 to 10 feet of water. Smallmouth bass have moved into the shallows across the bay and anglers report outstanding action. Crankbaits and crawlers have both produced good results. Perch fishing has been fair at Gladstone in 11 to 25 feet of water and at Kipling in 12 to 23 feet.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.

Iron Mountain Area

Bluegills are moving into the shallows on Badwater, Lake Antoine and other inland lakes. Smallies are hitting on Peavy Pond and in the Menominee River. Nice pike have been caught, including one 42-incher, on Badwater Flowage. Trout fishing has been spotty. Flies are starting to hatch in some areas, not so much in others. Walleye fishing has slowed a little. The fish have moved to the outer edges of the weeds in 15 to 20 feet of water on Peavy and Michigamme. Jigs and minnows are taking fish.
Northwoods Wilderness Outfitters, (906) 774-9009.

L’Anse Area

Ice has finally completely left Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay. Lake trout fishing has been very good with fish up to 28 pounds being taken in a recent tournament. Salmon fishing has been good, too. Stream fishing has been good with very nice brookies up to 18 inches being caught. There is a late steelhead run in some of the rivers. Walleye fishing is picking up on Portage Lake and Huron Bay.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.

Bergland Area

Walleye fishing slowed a little on Lake Gogebic. Fair numbers of fish have been caught, but most are undersized. Fathead minnows are still working well along with crawlers and leeches. A few bass are still on the beds in the shallows. Weeds are greening-up so expect to find some action in those areas soon. 
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

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