Fishing Report

Little Bay De Noc: Had good fishing as walleye anglers reported good to excellent catches in the southern waters. Breezy Point was best with most trolling a crawler harness in 12 feet. A lot of undersize fish right along with the limits of good eating size fish. Walleye were caught straight out from the Ford River and south by Round Island in eight to 21 feet. At Kipling, night anglers were trolling a crawler harness 15 feet down along the east bank. Some bigger fish were caught in 18 to 30 feet in the Minneapolis Shoals area. Good perch catches off Kipling with jumbos caught in 24 to 30 feet near the green buoy at Saunders Point. The best area was off the mouth of the Escanaba River near the ship docks in 30 feet with minnows. Pike were active and caught by walleye anglers. Good pike action near the Escanaba ship docks in eight to 14 feet or just on top of the break at the mouth of the Escanaba Yacht Harbor when trolling spoons, spinners or crank baits. No salmon to report.

Big Bay De Noc: Those targeting walleye had none. Mostly smallmouth anglers again. Some of the bass have moved to deeper water making it a little more difficult to find them. Casting by the weed lines in Ogontz was still pretty good but most were too small. The action was good off Butlers Point in 10 feet and straight out to the “rock” in eight to 12 feet when casting plastics or leeches. Only a few perch were caught by bass and walleye anglers off Ogontz. Some very large fish were reported off Fairport, but the numbers were very low.