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Gone fishin’

A rundown of the region’s best fishing holes

August 20, 2010
The Mining Journal

Marquette: Action has been good with limits of lake trout reported. The best success has been north of White Rocks and the Sand Hole in 180 to 200 feet of water, with most fish being caught 20 to 30 feet from the bottom. Spoons are providing the best action with choice colors of silver/gold and orange/melon combination. Good catches of lake trout at Stannard Rock with fish averaging 5 to 28 pounds. If you catch a tagged fish, return it to the address located on the tag or contact your local DNRE office for more information.

AuTrain: Good fishing action has been reported for lake trout, with fish averaging 3 to 5 pounds. The best areas have been north of the Wood Island Reef and north of Au Train Island.

Munising Reports relatively slow fishing activity. Fishing within the bay has been poor though there are some scattered reports of decent fishing in Trout Bay. Anglers fishing the Big Reef are seeing good catches of nice sized lake trout. Trolling assorted color spoons remains the most popular method.

Keweenaw Bay: Angler participation was low but the fish bite seemed to pick up at South Portage Entry over the past week. A combination of lake trout, coho and rainbow were taken in 40 to 80 feet of water off Big Reef, Farmers Reef and Newton's Reef.

Grand Marais: Lake trout fishing has been good when the weather permits, with some limits being reported 5 to 7 miles north of the bay in the shipping channel. Most are fishing in 150 to 200 feet of water using an assortment of spoons. Good catches of lake trout at the Big Reef. Shore angling remains slow.

De Tour: Salmon and trout anglers are still trolling both sides of the shipping channel to the red can on the Drummond Island side, to the number 3 green can and to the lighthouse. Chinook, Atlantic and pink salmon, along with lake and rainbow trout are being taken fishing white, black/white combination or green glow spoons, or green, silver flashers with flies. Walleye are hitting upstream in Raber Bay in front of the launch or Karens Resort. Changing colors frequently seems to be assisting the harvest, with pink or yellow/red crawler harnesses being a favorite.

St. Marys River: Walleye fishing is still good by the powerhouse to Raber Bay using crawler harnesses and jigs.

Indian Lake: Most fishing effort was on the north end of the lake. The wind has been high, which made still fishing difficult. Yellow perch were being taken on the north end and near the rock pile in the center of the lake on crawlers.

 
 

 

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