Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Nov. 18, 2020
|Walleye fishing was picking up on the inland lakes. More steelhead were starting to show up in the rivers.
Little Bay de Noc: Had walleye anglers, and while many are marking fish, few catches were reported. Most fished the head of the bay from the mouth of the Whitefish River to the “Narrows.” The best area was between the Center Reef and the Third Reef when trolling stick baits or a crawler harness in 14 to 30 feet. Some had success when jigging the east bank along the drop-offs.
Fishing Tip: Tips for targeting steelhead this fall
If you decide to target steelhead on Michigan’s rivers while in a boat, there are two options you can turn to. Consider offering bait underneath a centerpin-style reel. The line will come off smoothly, allowing float-suspended baits to work long distances downstream, plus it offers drag-free drifts.
If you’re not confident on a centerpin style or if you’re a novice angler, try a level-wind reel. It allows you to drop the float behind the boat and wait for the strike. It will take care of the hard work while reeling in your catch by guiding the line properly.
Make sure the stream is open for steelhead by checking the regulations in the Fishing Guide.
Now is the perfect time to target steelhead! For more information, visit the steelhead page on our website.
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