Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – April 28, 2021

Ontonagon: Fishing here and Union Bay was hit-or-miss. Most anglers caught coho and brown trout though lake trout and steelhead were also reported. Lake trout were found in deeper water. Anglers reported very little smelt activity in the streams however boats were marking baitfish relatively shallow. Surface water temperatures were in the high 30’s to low 40’s.

Munising: Boat anglers are still catching a few chinook and coho per trip. Some also reported the occasional steelhead or brown trout. Splake fishing was slow.

Grand Marais: Windy conditions have limited access for boat anglers. Those getting out did manage to catch a couple steelhead and the occasional Chinook.  For pier fishing, the best bite was towards evening. Anglers are reporting limits of quality size whitefish and a few coho when using a single egg for whitefish and spawn sacs for coho. Some were targeting Menominee.

Fishing Tip:

When fishing for trout in small streams that allow live bait, try casting spinners or small crankbaits upstream while working your way up the stream. Then, on your way back down, use live bait such as leaf worms or wax worms that you can drift downstream and drop back into structure and holes that would have been unfishable while working up. Find more information and tips on the trout page on our website.

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