DNR FISHING REPORT
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Little Bay De Noc:
The Rapid River launch needs some repairs after winter damage. The dock was not it but should be soon. The Ford River launch is ready and this area is also is being worked on as they prepare the area to be paved. All other docks are in with the exception of Kipling which will be done this week. A few perch anglers reported fair catches at the head of the Bay using wigglers or crawlers in and around 16 feet. Best catches were in the "Narrows" using minnows or crawlers in 35 to 40 feet. Only a few were caught but they were nice jumbo fish. The Ford River had shore anglers targeting smallmouth bass. Catch rates were fair with most casting jigs, plastics or crank baits. Water temperatures remain cold ranging from the high 30's to low 40's.
Big Bay De Noc:
The Nahma, Fish Dam and Fayette launches will probably have the docks installed this week. Garden and Ogontz are up and running. The ice is gone from Garden Bay and perch anglers were taking good catches. The females still had eggs so it appears to be early in the spawn. Most fish were 7 to 9 inches. The best catches were by the Fish House on the northwest bank just off the dock when using wigglers, crawlers or minnows.