Fishing Report

Overall: Many lakes in Luce and Alger County still had ice. Access roads will likely have snow pack. Rain in the forecast will certainly help open things up, but not quite there yet. Water levels will be high in the central and eastern sections of the Upper Peninsula.

Little Bay De Noc: We are in between seasons here with the Bay still partially ice covered. The Kipling area was the only area with ice and that should be gone this week. The docks are in at Rapid River, Gladstone and the Ford River launch. The rivers are at flood stage and the current is strong making conditions difficult for steelhead anglers.

Manistique: A few boats targeting steelhead and brown trout were going out about three miles from the river mouth. Most reported mixed results. West of Manistique, smelt were running in Southtown Creek. Some limit catches were taken.

Manistique River: Steelhead anglers reported good catches up near the dam when casting spawn. Several nice brown trout were also reported. There were two gates open at the dam which raised the water levels by three feet, so the water was very high and fast.

Keweenaw Bay: Still had some ice hanging on however it should be completely gone this week. The South Entry is open, but the dock was not in yet. Once anglers found them, the lake trout bite was good in 115 to 195 feet. Coho, brown trout and splake were found in 10 to 40 feet. Steelhead fishing was on the rise but with the rain and the snow melt rivers are very high.


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