Fishing Report

Little Bay De Noc: Fair walleye catches were reported with most anglers north of the “Narrows”. The best action was along the Kipling Reefs during the day when trolling stick baits or jigging crawlers in 30 to 34 feet. Night anglers were trolling stick baits in 18 to 22 feet. A few larger fish were caught but most were in the 16 to 20-inch range. Perch anglers reported fair catches just north of the “Narrows” with minnows in 30 to 35 feet and along the reefs at Kipling with minnows or crawlers in 20 to 25 feet.

Manistique River: The salmon run is pretty much over although the occasional jack was being reported. Many were targeting steelhead, however few were landed because of the fast water. Most were fishing the “Bass Hole” where the waters were wadable. More strikes were reported upriver near the bridges, but few were landed. Most were using beads or spawn. This will be the last report for the Manistique area this year.

Copper Harbor: Had a good number of pier anglers. Those using natural and artificial baits caught a lot of small splake along with a few decent ones. It was pretty much a guessing game as you waited for schools of fish to swim by and hope they would bite.