Fishing Report

Little Bay De Noc: Walleye anglers reported good numbers of undersize fish throughout the Bay. Fish that were just legal size were caught between the Second and Third Reefs when trolling crawlers or jigging in 20 to 28 feet. Fish were caught south of the Ford River near Round Island when trolling crawlers in 10 to 20 feet. The same area produced smallmouth bass when casting plastics or drop-shotting along the rocks and weed lines. Several large pike were caught off the mouth of the Escanaba River when trolling rapalas in 20 feet.

Big Bay De Noc: Nahma still had good smallmouth fishing for those using leeches, crawlers or plastics in eight feet off Butlers Point, in five to 10 feet straight out to the “Rock” and in eight to 10 feet off Ogontz. Off Fairport, salmon anglers were struggling and only getting a few from the “Gap” south to St. Martins Island in 105 to 170 feet. A fair number of lake trout were reported as well.

Marquette: Lake trout anglers were taking some limit catches. The hot spots were between the white rocks and Granite Island, off Shot Point, Sand Hole and way out to Stannard Rock. Many reported that the fish had moved deeper to 150 to 200 feet. The odd brown trout or coho were also caught. Spoons and plugs worked best.

Au Train: Most boats were taking good numbers of lake trout just north of Au Train Island in 200 feet or more. A few boats going out to Wood Island Reef caught fish.

Munising: Boat anglers targeting lake trout were getting fish up to 10 pounds near Wood Island Reef and Grand Portal in 140 to 200 feet with downriggers.