Little Bay De Noc: Ice conditions have improved slightly with the colder nights but most anglers are still fishing north of the Escanaba River. Deep ruts from melting and refreezing have made travel difficult in some areas so use caution. For walleye, a few catches were reported off the reefs near Kipling but the action was spotty. Anglers were reporting good numbers of undersize fish in most areas. They were jigging rapalas and using tip-ups in 22 to 30 feet. Some perch were caught on minnows and wigglers in 17 to 28 feet at the First and Second Reefs. Northern pike have been fairly abundant throughout. Good catches were reported in the Escanaba Yacht Harbor.
Houghton County: Anglers reported good success for large pike and walleye.