Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – November 6th, 2015


Drummond Island Area

Hunting and fishing have been slow on and around Drummond Island. Perch fishing has slowed and fishing pressure has been very light. Partridge hunting has been good, but the archery deer season has slowed. Leaves are down and bucks are chasing does so the action should improve.

Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.

Curtis Area

Walleye and perch fishing remains pretty good on Big and South Manistique lakes. Archery deer season has been slow, but bucks are on the move. Partridge hunting has been good and the leaves are falling fast. Waterfowl hunting has been good and the bear season was good, too.

Mick’s Bait Shop, (906) 586-6040.



Escanaba Area

Fishing pressure was light last week as high winds kept anglers off Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. When they could get out, perch anglers reported catching fish in the harbor in Escanaba, some fishing right off the docks. Bass fishing has been good in both Big and Little Bay de Noc. The water temperature is running around 50 degrees so the fish have moved out into 25 to 40 feet of water. Grouse hunting has been good and should improve now that most of the leaves are down. Deer hunting has been decent. Bucks are chasing does. 

Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.

BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle, (906) 428-2950.

Menominee Area

Bass fishing has been good in the Menominee River. Fair numbers of muskies and pike are being caught, too, along with light numbers of  salmon and trout. Bowhunting has been good and should improve now that bucks are chasing does. Partridge hunting should improve, too, with less cover in the woods.

Waterfront Sport Shop, (906) 424-4108.



Bergland Area

Fishing on Lake Gogebic has been good. Walleye anglers continue to fish minnows in 4 to 10 feet of water. Smallmouth bass have been active on harder bottom edges and breaklines. Northern pike have been hitting large minnows. Perch action has  been slow. Grouse hunters continue to do well and gunning should improve now that the leaves are mostly all down. Bucks are on the move and chasing does. 

Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.

Iron River Area

Perch fishing has been good on most lakes in the area including Chicagon and Fortune. A few bluegills have been caught, too, and walleyes are hitting live bait fished on the flowages. Deer hunting has been slow, but partridge hunting has been good. Leaves are down. Bear hunting was fair. Black bears denned up early this year. 

Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.

Categories: Michigan Fishing Reports, The U.P.

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