Little Bay de Noc: Fishing activity remained limited, although some anglers were targeting perch and reported slow action. Anglers participating in the catch and release bass season on the Ford River had little success.
Manistique: Water levels on the Manistique River were starting to recede. Anglers reported seeing steelhead near the dam, although catch rates were minimal.
Keweenaw Bay/Huron Bay: The water was open. Some anglers got out on the water in small boats and canoes in between floats of ice. There were reports of smelt congregating near shore and especially near river mouths. Other anglers concentrated efforts on shore near river mouths targeting steelhead. For steelhead, try yarn flies and spawn.
Traverse Bays/ South Portage Canal Entry: The water was open at the South Portage canal launch. Anglers were trolling for salmon and trout mostly. Some shore anglers were also casting for panfish and pike but to no avail. With open water and less ice floats in the lake, anglers should try trolling and jigging.
Munising Bay: Boat ramps were in at Munising. Strong gusty 30+mph winds from the south blew the ice out of the bay, however there was still plenty of ice floating within the bay and out in the lake. Most of the ice bergs were big and not always visible, so use caution when boating. Anglers were catching coho with a few nice steelhead caught. Most of the steelhead observed were still fresh and not spawned out. Anglers were fishing primarily with spawn sacs and boats were just starting to troll or jig for coho. A few splake, whitefish and menominee were also caught.
Grand Marais: Anglers were able to use the boat launch. Ice was pretty much out of the harbor and blown out into the lake, however there were still large ice bergs floating. Boaters are advised to used caution. Boat fishing pressure was low due to ice out just happening and strong winds. Boats were doing great with limits of coho and rainbows. There was a mix of spent out females and males, however anglers did observe some nice 7+ pound females with tight skein of eggs. Boat anglers were trolling with combination of assorted crank and shallow running stick baits. Pier fishing was somewhat limited due to winds, however there was an assortment of coho and rainbow caught while using spawn sacs. Whitefish anglers started fishing and reported somewhat slow activity with not many limits. The ice cap on the end of the pier was starting to melt and ice on most of the pier was melted.
Hessel: A few anglers started to fish off the pier in Hessel but had limited success.
Marquette: Anglers were having success catching steelhead in the Carp and Chocolay rivers. Anglers had success fishing off the mouth of the Carp River catching coho salmon. The ice was melted in the harbors, and boats should be able to launch. Anglers drifting spawn and beads were successful in the rivers. Anglers casting spawn out of the mouth of the Carp River were successful in catching coho.
Au Train: Anglers were having success catching steelhead and coho salmon out of the Rock River and the river mouth. There was little fishing effort in the Au Train River, though there were reports of anglers catching coho salmon from the river mouth. The ice was melted from the Brownstone boat ramp, and boats should be able to launch. Anglers drifting both spawn and beads were successful in catching steelhead in the Rock River. Anglers casting spawn and night crawlers were successful in catching coho in the mouth of the Au Train and Rock rivers.The post Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – April 27, 2022 first appeared on Broadcast-everywhere.net.
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