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Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – January 16th, 2015

Pickford Area
There was up to 10 inches of ice on Munuscong Bay last week, and anglers there were catching good numbers of walleyes and pike, and a few perch. They were having to sort through the perch to find the keepers. There was about 10 inches of snow on the ground, and less on the ice.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.

Drummond Island Area
Ice fishing has been decent in Scotts Bay. Perch fishing was heating up, and a few pike have been caught, too. There was a foot of ice and a couple inches of snow on the ground. Coyote hunting has been good.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Curtis Area
Fishing has ben good on Big and South Manistique lakes. There was over a foot of ice on the lakes, and anglers were reporting good walleye, pike, and perch bites. Predator hunting has been fair.
Mick’s Bait Shop, (906) 586-6040.

Garden Area
There was up to 16 inches of ice on Lake Michigan’s Big Bay de Noc last week, and anglers there were reporting a fair perch bite. Minnows and wax worms were producing good results. Heavy snow was in the forecast, so travel may be difficult in the coming days. Frigid temperatures have kept fishing pressure to a minimum.
Foxy’s Den, (906) 644-2817.

Escanaba Area
Lake Michigan’s Little Bay De Noc has frozen over, but anglers are warned to be aware of the pressure cracks. Those venturing out last week  were catching fair numbers of walleyes and perch at the north end of the bay. A few pike have been caught, too. Coyotes are on the move, and predator hunting should be good.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle, (906) 428-2950.

L’Anse Area
Ice was forming on the bays along Lake Superior last week. A few anglers were getting out on the south end of Huron Bay, but there was still open water at the south end of Keweenaw Bay. There were no reports yet of angling success on Huron Bay. When anglers can get out in Keweenaw Bay, they’ll target lake trout, herring, and whitefish.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.

Bergland Area
Walleye fishing has been good on Lake Gogebic, but frigid temperatures have kept fishing pressure to a minimum. Walleyes were hitting jigging spoons and sucker minnows fished in 8 to 12 feet of water during low-light periods. Walleyes also were being caught in 23 to 27 feet of water, and perch anglers reported catching a fair number of jumbos in 22 to 27 feet of water.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

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