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Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – June 19th, 2015

EASTERN UP
Pickford Area
Walleye fishing has been outstanding in Munuscong Bay. Nightcrawlers and Hot ‘N Tots fished in as little as 4 feet of water are both taking fish. The pike bite has been good on Lake Huron at Cedarville. Anglers report Atlantic salmon and lake trout are hitting in Lake Huron at DeTour. The best action is in 30 to 70 feet of water. Spoons and plugs are both producing.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Curtis Area
Fishing has been good on Manistique Lakes. Anglers report catching decent numbers of walleyes, perch, bluegills and northern pike on Big and South Manistique. The water temperatures are rising into the 60s and the fish have turned on.
Mick’s Bait Shop, (906) 586-6040.

CENTRAL UP
Marquette Area
Lake trout fishing has been fair at the sand hole on Lake Superior. The fish have been found in anywhere from 100 to 200 feet of water. Spoons and flies tipped with cut bait have both been attracting a bite. Anglers fishing spawn bags at the mouth of the Carp River are catching light numbers of trout.
Gander Mountain, (906) 226-8300.
Escanaba Area
Walleye fishing has been very good in Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. Anglers fishing off the mouth of the Ford River, especially when there is a south wind, have been catching lots of fish. Crankbaits and crawler harnesses are both producing good results. Perch fishing has been fair south of Gladstone in 25 to 35 feet of water. Perch rigs baited with wigglers are catching lots of fish. A few smallies are still hitting in the Ford River.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle, (906) 428-2950.

WESTERN UP
Bergland Area
Lake Gogebic walleye are still hitting minnows and leeches in 14 to 21 feet of water and the crawler bite is improving. Anglers have experienced a good low-light bite in shallow areas with a lot of undersized fish being caught. Perch and northern pike fishing has been slow, but smallmouth action has been great in 4 to 8 feet of water. Both live bait and artificials are producing good results.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.
Iron River Area
Panfish and walleyes are keeping anglers busy on Chicagon, Hagerman and Ottawa lakes and Michigamme Reservoir. A lot of folks are getting to the lake early in the evening and fishing for panfish, then getting after the walleyes after dark. Panfish are on their beds and are attacking poppers and crawlers. Crankbaits are taking walleyes, mostly after 10 p.m.
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.

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