Fishing Report

Little Bay De Noc: Had a very large mayfly hatch and slow fishing overall. Walleye were caught with a crawler harness in 20 to 30 feet near the “Black Bottom” however most of the fish were undersize. Perch catches were fair at best. Most were fishing the Kipling area south to the Day’s River with crawlers in five to 20 feet. Smallmouth bass anglers reported fewer catches. The best areas were Hunters Point in four to 10 feet, in the Escanaba River along the shoreline and at the mouth of the Ford River in three to 10 feet. Most were casting plastics, spinners or crawlers.

Big Bay De Noc: Was producing some northern pike. Smallmouth bass were hitting spinners and crank baits off Indian Point and St. Vital Island.

Manistique: Salmon anglers were searching but few fish were marked. Lots of baitfish in the area as surface water temperatures were between 60 and 70 degrees. Conditions are good so anglers are just waiting for the Chinook salmon to arrive.

Manistique River: Anglers reported fair catches of smallmouth bass, northern pike and walleye with crawlers along the breakwalls and weed beds.

Keweenaw Bay: Fishing was slow. Those heading out from all ports were putting in their time to catch a few fish. Reports have been coming in that the scum line is up in Eagle Harbor and fishing there was good.

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