The U.P.

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – March 11th, 2016

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Pike, perch, and walleyes were being caught last week in Munuscong Bay. Good action was being reported at Grass Island and west of Pine Island. Perch and pike have been caught in Muskie Bay. Down on Lake Huron, anglers reported good perch fishing in Hessel Bay. Anglers are urged to use extreme caution and not to go out any farther…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – February 12th, 2016

EASTERN UP Pickford Area A few walleyes were being caught around Grassy Island in Munuscong Bay. The perch are scattered. The ice east of Roach Point was still “iffy.” Always use caution when traveling on the ice. A good perch bite has been reported by anglers fishing on Lake Huron at the Les Cheneaux Islands and in Hessel Bay. A few splake also were caught. Pike fishing has been good in Government…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – January 1st, 2016

EASTERN UP Pickford Area There was no ice in the eastern Upper Peninsula last week, and open-water anglers were few and far between. A few anglers who were getting out in boats on Raber Bay reported catching  light numbers of walleyes on crankbaits. Coyote hunting has been fair, but should improve with a little cold weather and snow. Wilderness Treasures,…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – December 18th, 2015

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Walleye fishing has been very good in Munuscong Bay. Crankbaits are producing the best results. Fair numbers of pike and muskies are being caught, too. The firearms deer season was horrible. Deer numbers are way down. Muzzleloader season was bad, too. There are lots of wolves in the area. Grouse hunting has been slow. Wilderness Treasures,…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – December 4th, 2015

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Deer hunting was pretty slow at the east end of the Upper Peninsula this year. A few small bucks have been shot. Walleye fishing has been very good on the St. Marys River from Munuscong Bay to Raber Bay. Crankbaits and nightcrawler harnesses have produced good results. Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. Curtis Area Firearms deer hunting…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – November 6th, 2015

EASTERN UP 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…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – October 23rd, 2015

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Fishing has been slow and fishing pressure light in Raber and Munuscong bays. Leaves are falling and grouse and woodcock hunting should improve. The early archery deer season has been slow, and waterfowl hunting pressure has been very light.  Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. Drummond Island Area High winds have kept hunting and fishing pressure light. Good…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – October 9th, 2015

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Fishing pressure has been light in the eastern U.P., with a lot of wind blowing through the area. Anglers who are getting out report catching good numbers of walleyes in 12 to 15 feet of water in the St. Marys River. Crankbaits are producing the best results, and fish are being caught from Raber Bay to Munuscong Bay. The ‘eyes should start moving back into the shallows…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – September 11th, 2015

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Walleye fishing has been very good in Raber Bay and throughout the St Marys River. Crawler harnesses and crankbaits are producing good results.  Salmon and lake trout are hitting at DeTour in 80 feet of water and more. The early waterfowl seasons started out very good. Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. Drummond Island Area Walleye fishing has slowed around Drummond Island, but pike and bass fishing has been…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – August 28th, 2015

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Walleye fishing remains good in the St. Marys River, particularly in Raber Bay. The best bites have come to those fishing with nightcrawlers and bottom bouncers along the shipping channel. Muskies and pike are still keeping anglers busy on Munuscong Bay, and perch fishing is still pretty good in Lake Huron at Cedarville. The fields are full of Canada geese, and the early season should be very good.  Wilderness Treasures, (906)…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – July 31st, 2015

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Herring are hitting at the mouth of the St. Marys River around Drummond Island and Lime Island, and anglers are dialing in on a hot bite. Walleyes are keeping anglers busy at Round Island in Raber Bay and throughout Munuscong Bay. Bottom bouncers and nightcrawler harnesses are producing the best results. Fair numbers of perch are being caught in Lake Huron at Cedarville…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – July 17th, 2015

EASTERN UP Drummond Island Area Good numbers of walleyes have been caught on crawler harnesses fished in 4 to 8 feet of water around Drummond Island. Mayflies are hatching, and a few ciscoes have been caught in Howard and Harbor bays. Lots of smallies and northern pike are hitting in Maxton and Scotts bays.  Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300. Curtis Area Fishing has been good on Manistique Lakes. Bluegills are hitting leaf worms on South Manistique and light…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – July 3rd, 2015

Pickford Area Walleye fishing has been decent on Raber and Munuscong bays. Crawler harnesses have produced the best action. Lots of pike have been caught in Munuscong, too. In Lake Huron at Cedarville, anglers report catching good numbers of northern pike, and herring should show up any day.  Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. Drummond Island Area Walleye fishing has been pretty good in Maxton and Scotts bays in 4 to 9 feet of water….

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – May 22nd, 2015

Drummond Island Area Perch fishing was very spotty around Drummond Island last week. Anglers reported catching a lot of undersized fish. Catch-and-immediate-release bass fishing has been good in Maxton Bay. A few pike and walleyes have been caught, too, and the pike/muskie/walleye opener was expected to be very good. Johnson’s Sport Shop, (906) 493-6300. Curtis Area Bluegills were hitting on…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – May 8th, 2015

Pickford Area Perch fishing has been pretty good in Munuscong Bay and in Lake Huron at Cedarville and around the Les Cheneaux Islands. Perch minnows and nightcrawlers are both producing good results. Most anglers are gearing up for the May 15 pike, muskie, and walleye opener. Turkey hunting is off to a slow start. Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. Drummond Island…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – April 24th, 2015

Pickford Area There was still some ice last week on Munuscong Bay, and anglers were catching good numbers of perch, but with warm weather in the forecast the season is sure to be over by now. Smelt should start showing up in Lake Huron tributaries at any time. When they do, look for fish in Nuns Creek, the Albany River,…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – April 10th, 2015

Pickford Area There was still safe ice on Munuscong Bay last week, and anglers there were catching fair numbers of yellow perch. With rain and warm weather in the forecast, the ice  wasn’t expected to last much longer. Ice anglers also were catching perch in Lake Huron at Cedarville. The ice there was deteriorating, too, and fishing wasn’t expected to…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – March 27th, 2015

Pickford Area There was still up to 3 feet of ice on Munuscong Bay last week. Perch fishing has been excellent. Anglers fishing with minnows in up to 18 feet of water report a very good bite. There was still over a foot of snow in the woods, but hunting pressure has been light for rabbits and coyotes. Wilderness Treasures,…