Upper Peninsula Fishing Report



A few trout have been taken in rivers and streams but low water levels and temperatures have kept the run down. Marquette County streams had an early run of steelhead and it appears the run is about over.


Keweenaw Bay: Catch rates were up and down for those trolling for salmon in 20 to 50 feet of water. Most were using spoons or body baits between the head of the bay and Sand Point or north between the Falls River and the L’Anse Township Park. Trolling speeds were between 1.9 and 2.3 miles per hour.  


Falls River: Was producing some smelt but not sure for how long.  


Marquette: Lake trout were caught right on the bottom in 200 feet of water in the Upper Harbor and north of Granite Island. Chinook and coho action was spotty for those trolling in 30 to 40 feet of water outside the harbors and near the Chocolay River. Water levels in area rivers were extremely low.


Menominee: Boat anglers were still trolling for walleye and trout in both Michigan and Wisconsin waters. Catch rates were down however those putting in four to five hours of effort caught the occasional walleye when trolling crawler harnesses. Catch rates for walleye and brown trout were slow off Stony Point. Boats trolling north and south off the Cedar River did catch a few brown trout and splake. Shore anglers using crawlers or stick baits caught nothing.


Menominee River: Had a good number of shore anglers and those wading from Stephenson Island upstream to the Hattie Street Dam. Water levels decreased with the closing of the gates at the first dam. This made trout and walleye fishing a bit more difficult but those looking for suckers have done well.

Au Train: Boat anglers were trolling for chinook and coho but catch rates were slow. Those fishing close to shore for lake trout caught no fish. The best area for coho was trolling near the mouth of the Au Train River and Red Rock.

Cedarville and Hessel: Were not seeing much fishing pressure.

Carp River: Anglers are still seeing steelhead.