Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Jan. 27, 2021
|Little Bay De Noc: Shifting ice opened up some pressure cracks, and there was a drowning off Kates Bay. The ice is getting better; however, anglers will still need to use extreme caution and stay clear of the pressure cracks.
Indian Lake: Was producing perch and walleye.
Sault Ste. Marie: Ashmun Bay and other bays located on Lake Superior had little to no fishable ice.
Munuscong Bay: Fishing was slow, with anglers getting a few perch, walleye or pike.
Cedarville and Hessel: There was ice on the north side of Musky Bay; however, ice conditions were unknown on the south end and going into Duck Bay. Those jigging minnows in Musky Bay caught undersize pike. Ice anglers on Hessel Bay caught perch when jigging minnows, wigglers and wax worms in 12 to 17 feet. A couple splake and a pike were also caught.
Brevoort Lake: Anglers were still getting some perch.
Fishing Tip: A lead alternative you might try
Do you typically fish with lead jigs in the winter? Have you considered trying something different?
Tungsten jigs can be an excellent alternative, and they are heavier and denser than lead options. Although they often are smaller than their lead counterparts, they often produce similar sensations while fishing with them.
The next time you head to your favorite tackle shop, consider picking up some tungsten jigs to add to your inventory.