Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – May 12, 2021
|Ontonagon: Lake trout are becoming a little more active. Primarily coho and lake trout are being caught with a few browns and the occasional steelhead or Chinook. A few anglers are finding fish consistently while most are getting a fish or two per trip. Suckers are in the rivers but there have been no reports of any smelt.
Marquette: Though the water is cold, and the fishing has been slow, anglers are picking up a few lake trout, Chinook and steelhead. Brown trout are still around and were found in shallow water.
Au Train: The ramp has been in for a week now. Coho are in shallow water and were hitting on jigs and stick baits with a slower presentation. A few brown trout have also been caught. Chinook salmon were starting to be caught on spoons in the early morning. Steelhead are spawning in the rivers and were hitting on spawn bags.
Grand Marais: Pier anglers targeting whitefish continue to do well however catch rates are slightly lower and the fish were running a bit smaller. Winds from the north have been favorable however it was taking some anglers longer to catch their limit. Very few boat anglers were out and those that did make it out caught a few lake trout.
Fishing Tip: Taking great catch-and-release photos
Are you an avid catch-and-release angler? Do you like to take photos of the fish you catch, prior to returning them to the water? Do you know the safest way to take these photos so you ensure the fish can live to be caught another day?