Gone fishin’

UPPER PENINSULA

Marquette: Ice continues to hamper boat anglers at both the Upper and Lower harbors. The ice extends out for miles and can blow in or out depending on the wind. A few boats were able to get out but catch rates were poor for those trolling spoons. A few small coho or splake were caught by shore anglers near the Carp River.

Keweenaw Bay: Still had ice in the bay however there was enough open water for anglers to try trolling. There is still a lot of ice so those heading out need to use caution because the ice can flow back in and block the bay. A mix of chinook, coho, rainbow, brown trout and splake were taken in 30 to 60 feet when using spoons or body baits in a variety of colors. Those fishing off the rock dock near the L’Anse Marina or the mouth of Linden Creek caught splake on spinners, cleo’s and crawlers. Many were throw backs but some keepers were recorded. Those putting in at the Traverse Bay Marina were targeting lake trout off Big Louie’s Point and Gay Point.