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Gone fishin’

A rundown of the region’s best fishing holes

July 9, 2010
The Mining Journal

By The Associated Press

This is an in-between time for fishing in Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Salmon are coming in, while lake trout are moving out, the agency said Wednesday in its weekly fishing report.

Marquette: Fishing activity has fair with lake trout and coho being caught trolling from the Lower Harbor to the White Rocks and north of Granite Island. Stannard Rock has been producing fair catches of lake trout .

AuTrain: Lake trout fishing this past week has been fair with reports of some limits of fish averaging 3 to 5 pounds. Best success has been near Au Train Island and Wood Island using silver or gold spoons. There were scattered reports of a few coho being taken in deeper water near the flats.

Munising: reports generally slow fishing over the holiday. Boat anglers reported a few lake trout being caught in the areas around Grand and Wood Islands. Shore anglers report poor fishing for splake but a few fish are being caught while casting. Spoons seem to be the preferred lure. Those fishing natural bait are fishing primarily with spawn.

Grand Marais: reports slowing efforts and catch reports for whitefish from the pier. Many of the fish are smaller-sized. An occassional menominee has also been reported. Fish whitefish using single eggs. Boat anglers are reporting fair to good lake trout fishing in the shipping channel about 3 to 5 miles north of the bay and occasional coho action trolling outside the bay.

Keweenaw Bay: Anglers trolling for salmon have been picking up some chinook, coho and lake trout in 60 to 110 feet of water from Sand Point northward to the red rocks at Keweenaw Bay roadside park. Nice catches of lake trout out from the pine tree off Pequaming Point.

Black River Harbor: Salmon are still hitting right before dark in 75 to 125 feet of water trolling a dodger and fly.

Ontonagon: Fishing pressure was down this week due to poor weather. Lake trout and salmon are being taken in 35 to 65 feet of water fishing with spoons a few feet off the bottom. Walleye fishing has been slow.



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