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Gone fishin’

A rundown of the region’s best fishing holes

October 8, 2010
By The Associated Press


Marquette: Surface water temperatures were in the low 50s. Those trolling between the Carp River and the Chocolay River marked few fish. Those out for lake trout did well north of the white rocks in 150 feet of water.

Dead River: Salmon are visible in the river but the water is still quite high. A few chinook and coho were caught with small spinners or spawn.

AuTrain: Steelhead and coho have been caught in Shelter Bay by those using a combination of spoons and crawlers. Surface water temperatures were near the 50-degree mark. The Rock River continues to produce some coho and steelhead.

Keweenaw Bay: Those trolling had to work at it but they did manage to catch a few coho in the head of the Bay and north to the red rocks near Keweenaw. Try 30 to 70 feet down in waters up to 150 feet deep with a trolling speed of 2.4 to 2.7 mph. The fish were hitting on spinners, spawn or crawlers. At Sand Point, try Cleo's or Swedish pimples. In Traverse Bay, a few lake trout were caught in 150 feet of water between Gay Point and Big Louie's Point.

Fall's River: Is producing some coho for those using spinners, spawn or crawlers.

Black River Harbor: Chinook, coho and lake trout have been caught by those trolling a flasher and fly combo 40 to 55 feet down in 70 feet of water. Little Bay De Noc: Had fair to good perch fishing with crawlers in 20 to 30 feet of water from the Narrows north to the flats. Walleye anglers were fishing the northern sections of the bay when trolling crawler harnesses in 15 to 28 feet of water between the flats and the Center Reef.

Ford River: Salmon have been spotted in the river, however the current is still quite strong and the clarity is low so few fish have been caught.

Big Bay De Noc: Had good smallmouth bass fishing when anglers can get out. Most were trolling or drifting minnows in 15 to 35 feet of water along the break between Garden Bluff and Snake Island.

Indian Lake: Yellow perch anglers did best in the deeper holes along the shoreline when drifting or jigging crawlers. Many were throw backs but those putting in the time caught some nice fish. Look for walleye near the rock pile or along the weeds on the west shore when trolling or drifting crawler harnesses. A few small pike were also caught.



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