Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – March 17, 2021

Keweenaw Bay: Anglers should use extreme caution if venturing out because of warm weather and strong winds over the last week. Those that managed to get out caught lake trout and cisco along with the occasional splake, pike and coho. Very few anglers have been out for smelt as catch rates were low.

Cedarville and Hessel: Ice conditions for the Cedarville Channel and into Government Bay are unknown but there were a few anglers fishing in front of Hill Island.  Musky Bay and Duck Bay still had ice. Perch ranging 7-11″ were caught in Musky Bay when jigging wax worms and perch minnows. The better action was off Pleasant Point heading into Duck Bay.  Hessel had little fishing activity.  No word on perch or splake but a lake trout was caught near the marina when jigging a minnow in 12 to 15 feet.

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Fishing Tip:

Use a non-slip loop knot to tie on streamers while fly fishing.  It lets the fly move in a greater range of motion and can sometimes trigger more strikes from fish.

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