Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – July 4th, 2014
Fishing has been pretty good in the eastern U.P. Walleye fishing is picking up in Raber Bay. Anglers fishing crawlers and leeches are tagging fish in 8 to 12 feet of water. Walleye fishing has slowed in Munuscong Bay. Mayflies are hatching, and herring should start showing up in Raber Bay and in Lake Huron at Cedarville. Pike fishing has been pretty good at Cedarville in 8 to 10 feet of water along weedbeds.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Walleyes, pike, bluegills, and perch are keeping anglers busy on Manistique Lakes. Bluegills are bedding on South Manistique and anglers fishing wax worms, small leeches, and rubber spiders in the shallows are catching lots of fish. Walleyes are hitting crawlers and leeches, and perch are hitting minnows and leeches.
Mick’s Bait Shop, (906) 586-6040.
Smallmouth bass and walleyes are keeping anglers busy on Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc. Smallies are hitting crawlers fished along rocky points in 6 to 8 feet of water. Walleyes are hitting crankbaits fished along the rocks. A few walleyes have been caught farther out in the bay in 10 to 12 feet of water.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.
Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. Anglers fishing between the Ford River and Breezy Point report a good bite. Nightcrawler harnesses fished in 8 to 10 feet of water have produced good results.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle (906) 428-2950.
Walleye fishing remains good on Lake Gogebic, but anglers are having to sort through them to find the keepers. Leeches and nightcrawlers are attracting a lot of attention when fished in 7 to 12 feet of water. Weedbeds are filling in nicely and the fish seem to be holding on the outer edges of the weeds. Some nice smallmouth bass have been caught on both artificial and live bait. Concentrate on the deeper edges of the weeds and the hard-bottom rocky areas. Fair numbers of perch have been pulled from the weeds by anglers fishing with crawlers.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.
Splake fishing has been pretty good in Lake Superior’s Copper Harbor. Lakers are hitting spoons trolled outside the harbor in 200 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been pretty good on Gratiot Lake. Jigs and minnows and crawler harnesses fished along the weeds have put fish in the cooler.
Fish-On II Guide and Charter Service, (906) 289-4481.