DNR FISHING REPORT
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Little Bay De Noc:
Walleye catches were up off Kipling when trolling a crawler harness in 14 to 20 feet around the First and Second Reefs and in 12 feet off Breezy Point.
Perch anglers reported good numbers of small fish near Kipling. Several catches of larger perch were reported out by the Escanaba ship docks using minnows or crawlers in 25 to 30 feet.
Northern pike and drum were active throughout the bay but most of the pike were undersize. Smallmouth bass fishing was fair to good in 8 to 14 feet off Hunters Point, 12 to 20 feet near the Farmers Dock and between the Ford River and Round Island in 5 to 18 feet. Most used plastics, spinners or crank baits. Salmon anglers reported very few catches.