Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Oct. 6, 2021

Ontonagon: Anglers were able to find a few lake trout in 100 feet of water while trolling spoons. Boats were still heading out to 150 feet of water and fishing in deep water to catch lake trout. Anglers were finding a few heavier lake trout in the shallower waters.

Union Bay: Fishing remained steady for lake trout in 150 feet of water, but anglers were having to work for the fish as water temperatures fluctuated greatly. Spoons were the ticket, but water temperatures played a big factor.

Black River Harbor: Anglers were catching lake trout near the bottom in the cooler water. Boat anglers were still heading out to deeper water to find active fish.

Keweenaw Bay: Anglers were reporting lake trout, coho and rainbow trout catches from Keweenaw Bay and Huron Bay. Anglers were mostly trolling and having success in the mornings and mid-afternoon when the water was calm.

Big Traverse Bay/ South Portage Entry: Anglers were reporting water temperatures ranging from 61 degrees to 64 degrees throughout the water column. Anglers were catching lake trout, brown trout and coho salmon while trolling around the lighthouse at the mouth of the Portage canal. Anglers were successful mostly in the mornings with some still catching fish in the afternoons. Decent lake trout numbers were coming in off the water in Big Traverse Bay.

Little Bay de Noc: Perch anglers were reporting fair to good success when fishing out of Kipling. Anglers were targeting depths of 10 to 16 feet of water while using drift or still fishing methods with crawlers. Walleye anglers were focusing their efforts around reefs while trolling crawler harnesses and crank baits. Smallmouth anglers were reporting good success.

Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth anglers were catching fair to good numbers of fish. Fayette, Ogontz and Nahma were the primary launches of choice. Anglers were casting deep water structures and having success with reaction baits, as well as goby imitations. There were some reports of contact with large pike.

St. Ignace/Les Cheneaux: Anglers were catching salmon at Nunns Creek. Anglers were seeing a few salmon mixed in with the splake at the marina in Hessel. A few perch and bass were caught in the middle entrance in Cedarville.

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