Fishing Report

Little Bay De Noc: Perch anglers reported fair catches between the Day’s River and the Third Reef with crawlers and wigglers in 26 to 35 feet. The “Narrows” also produced fair catches using the same in 30 to 38 feet. Angler participation for pre-season smallmouth bass in the Ford River picked up and many reported good catches mainly around the mouth when casting spinners or plastics from the shore. Boat anglers also did well. This is a great time to catch and immediately release some big bass.

Menominee River: The dam at Hattie Street had four gates wide open making it very difficult to fish.

Manistique River: Had a few boat anglers targeting steelhead but most were shore anglers fishing the fast water below the dam. They reported good catches even though the peak of the run is pretty much over. Fly anglers used beads while others used spawn and yarn. The sucker run was starting to taper off.

Marquette: Coho are still being caught in both harbors especially in the morning but catch rates did slow. The few heading out for lake trout were getting limit catches almost every time.

Au Train: The Brownstone launch was still closed. A few anglers fishing off the rocks around the launch caught a couple coho and splake. Those launching small boats from shore have also caught a good number of coho.

Munising: Had good catches of coho with some reporting limit catches. Most were trolling spoons and stick baits in less than 50 feet.