Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016
Pike fishing has picked up on Lake Huron around the islands at Cedarville. Minnows and smelt were both catching fish. All the bays from Moscow Channel to Hessel Bay are producing pike. Some splake are still being caught in Hessel Bay. A few perch have showed up in Moscow Channel.
Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002.
Drummond Island Area
Walleye fishing has been good in Scotts Bay. Anglers drifting and trolling crawler harnesses and stickbaits in 4 to 6 feet of water report a good bite. A few walleyes have been caught in Maxton Bay, too. Pike are hitting in both bays, too, and the smallmouth bass bite has been very good.
Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300.
Walleye fishing has been good on Big Manistique and South Manistique lakes. Those drifting or trolling crawler harnesses report a good bite. Bluegills and perch are starting to turn on pretty good and the northern pike bite has been good.
Mick’s Bait Shop, (906) 586-6040.
Fishing has been fair in Lake Superior. Lake trout fishing has been good north of the Upper Harbor near the white rocks when trolling in waters up to 200 feet deep. Coho fishing has slowed as only a few were caught when trolling around the Lower Harbor breakwall. Anglers are reminded to use caution and watch for commercial fishing nets.
Gander Mountain, (906) 226-8300.
The walleye opener was very slow on Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc. The best areas were around the center and the third reefs when jigging leadheads with crawlers in 24 feet of water. Early morning anglers trolled or drifted stickbaits or crawlers in 14 to 27 feet of water. A few walleye were caught along the second reef, the Narrows, in Gladstone Bay and near the mouth of the Escanaba River. Smallmouth bass have been caught by anglers fishing off Garth Point, in Gladstone Bay, off Hunter’s Point and south to the mouth of the Ford River.
Bay View Bait & Tackle, (906) 786-1488.
BayShore Resort Bait & Tackle, (906) 428-2950.
Anglers reported catching good numbers of walleyes when trolling stickbaits in the Menominee River from the tip of Stephenson Island down to the mouth. Muskies were caught around Boom Island, the docks at Nest Egg Marina. Shore anglers caught a few walleyes on a jig-and-minnow near the Hattie Street Dam.
Waterfront Sport Shop, (906) 792-0467.
The bite recently has been up and down. Those out trolling picked up a few coho, chinook, lake trout and splake in Keweenaw Bay from the first bridge at the Baraga State Park to the mouth of the Falls River and from the Baraga Marina northward to the red rocks. Most were trolling 15 to 45 feet down in 20 to 60 feet of water with spoons and bodybaits. Hot colors were orange and green. A few rainbow trout were still being caught in the Falls River but fishing off the Rock Dock was very slow. The bite was slow in the South Portage Entry with only a few trout and salmon taken near the lighthouse and breakwall.
Indian Country Sports, (906) 524-6518.
Walleye fishing has been good on Lake Gogebic. Anglers continue to work minnows and leeches in 4 feet to 25 feet of water with reports coming from all depths. The shallow bite is during low-light conditions. Weeds are greening up nicely. Some nice smallmouth have been caught too.
Bear’s Nine Pines Resort, (906) 842-3361.
Iron River Area
The walleye season is off to a good start in Iron County. Good reports have surfaced from walleye anglers fishing on Ottawa, Chicagon, Emily and the Peavy Reservoir. The females are still full of eggs. Muskie fishing also has been very good on Chicagon and Emily.
Luckey’s Sport Shop, (906) 265-0151.