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Gone fishin’

A rundown of the region’s best fishing holes

October 1, 2010
The Mining Journal

Marquette: Angler reports say salmon are moving up into the rivers, but high water levels made fishing difficult. Pink salmon along with a few chinook salmon were caught on small Mepps spinners in the Dead and Carp rivers. Fish were marked inside the Lower Harbor breakwall.

Keweenaw Bay: The bite was good with most anglers catching coho along with a couple steelhead. Boats are trolling from Sand Point northward to the first set of red rocks. Try 30 to 70 feet down in waters up to 150 feet deep with spoons, body baits or dodger and flies. Fair to good action for lake trout in Traverse Bay for those trolling spoons or dodgers with peanuts in 130 to 150 feet of water.

AuTrain: Heavy rain did push some fish into local rivers. Anglers did catch a few coho, chinook and steelhead in the Rock River when using spawn sacks.

Munising: Anglers had mild success when trolling the bay for coho, however they had to work hard for the fish they caught. Coho fishing has increased, with a successful trip yielding 1 or 2 salmon for the most part as limit catches were few and far between. Coho were caught by those using spawn bags or casting spinners and spoons. Steelhead were also caught but the fish were running small. Shore anglers were taking splake on spawn bags and the time of day did not seem to matter.

Little Bay De Noc: Heavy rainfall of 4 inches caused rivers in the area to rise fast. Rivers like the Sturgeon, Ogontz and Day's had high water and strong currents which put salmon fishing on hold until water levels recede. Walleye anglers reported mixed results with most wanting to go further south.



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