DNR FISHING REPORT
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Little Bay De Noc: Walleye anglers reported good numbers of undersize fish throughout the Bay.  Fish that were just legal size were caught between the Second and Third Reefs when trolling crawlers or jigging in 20 to 28 feet.  Fish were caught south of the Ford River near Round Island when trolling crawlers in 10 to 20 feet.  The same area produced smallmouth bass when casting plastics or drop-shotting along the rocks and weed lines.  Several large pike were caught off the mouth of the Escanaba River when trolling rapalas in 20 feet.  

Big Bay De Noc: Nahma still had good smallmouth fishing for those using leeches, crawlers or plastics in eight feet off Butlers Point, in five to 10 feet straight out to the “Rock” and in eight to 10 feet off Ogontz.  Off Fairport, salmon anglers were struggling and only getting a few from the “Gap” south to St. Martins Island in 105 to 170 feet.  A fair number of lake trout were reported as well. 

 

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