DNR FISHING REPORT
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Little Bay De Noc:
Water temperatures remain quite warm in the high 60’s to low 70’s. Walleye anglers reported spotty catches.
Fish were found at the mouth of the Escanaba River and straight out to the “Black Bottom” with crawlers in 14 to 20 feet. Several fair to good perch
catches were reported from the mouth of the Day’s River to Strawberry Island and out to the green buoy with minnows or crawlers in six to 20 feet.
Smallmouth bass were spotty also as they have been on the move. Pike catches were good especially in the Escanaba area between the shipping docks and the
beach when trolling spoons, spinners or crank baits in eight to 22 feet.
Big Bay De Noc:
A few anglers targeted perch but few were found. Smallmouth were elusive as they are still transitioning as we move into fall.
Most anglers fished the Ogontz area and reported fair catches of smaller fish along the weed lines and south to St. Vitals Island when casting plastics,
drop-shot or artificial frogs.