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Drummond Island Michigan area fishing report for Scotts Bay, Potagannissing Bay and Lake Huron



Perch fishing is starting to happen in the shallow bays around Drummond Island. The fishing is not fully "On" but decent catches of some nice Yellow Bellies are starting to happen. Fishing around the weeds has been the key and the fish are not grouped up yet but scattered. None the less, patient guys are doing good just picking off a few from each group that swims by.



The fishing for walleye and pike is slowly starting to pick back up. Those darn may-flies had us in lock down for the past couple weeks. We have started catching some very nice fish again. It seems like the fish are in 14-30' and moving around based on the weather of the day. Crank bait trolling or crawler harnesses are the baits of choice.

Justin Bupp at Always an Adventure Charters 616-836-9415

For all you tackle and bait, see Rick at Johnson's Sport shop right on the island 906-493-6300




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The report is still pretty tough and a grind everyday however I have been boating 8-13 fish a trip and getting 2-6 walleye a trip. Fishing should start getting back to normal on another week I'm guessing. The flies are STILL hatching.  Most fish caught this week were in 12-18 feet of water running deep Jr. Thundersticks and no particular color was better than another.  


Lots of pike and bass to be caught as well.

For all you tackle and bait, see Rick at Johnson's Sport shop right on the island 906-493-6300

Justin at Always an Adventure Charters





The trolling bite has started in the shallow bays around Drummond Island. I have had solid reports of walleye coming between 5-10' in most areas where you have new weed growth or gravel bottoms. Smaller sized crank baits like #4 or 5 Flicker Shads & also some shallow stick baits like #9 or 11 Rapala's are doing the job.

The smallmouth fishing was also very good last week end. Lot's of big fish being caught on any number of baits. Soft plastics, spinner baits and even some top water were working. The fishing will only improve with warmer weather.


The docks are in and we are ready to fish! Atlantics and a few coho are being caught on long line trolling in the shallows. As always a #9 or 11 Rapala is a great choice in silver and black. When the perch start biting we will let you know!

Perch fishing is still holding on as well with some reports of good success on Maxton bay in the shallows (3-4') Perch were hitting minnows and wigglers.




Just waiting for the ice to be gone and open water season!



I am not doing any more ice reports. I want everyone safe and warm weather and the open water bite are just around the corner. Be safe and we will report as soon as there is open water!



While everyone "Down State" is out of ice, Drummond Island has lots of it left in and around Scott's Bay. The fish are moving towards the shallower water and there's still very good reports of 20-30 nice perch being caught by locals who are simply working then with minnows. The size has been quite good and it's not far from shore to get out to 5' Get your fill of late ice here in the Drummond Island area. Ice should hold till April 1st as this last cold blast really tightened things up nicely.



Ok, it seems like based on the locals that are out fishing that the Perch are starting to be getting bigger as well as more abundant. The last few days have seen an uptick in limits on Scotts Bay for Perch. The fish are still coming thru in groups of 6-12 at a time so getting them and getting back down while they are there seems to be key. Russian bead spoons or small spoons both tipped with minnows gets the job done and 6' deep has been good. There are also good numbers being caught on tip ups tipped with smaller shiners. Obviously if you can go with a group of people and spread out you will get on them quicker but they are roaming in small groups so set up and fish. Really solid pike have been caught all winter long on tip ups set about 1 foot off bottom. !8" of ice as of today so this should be good for awhile. Go North!     Take a look at this nice bunch of Perch caught by Dan Mills on 2-16-17...a very solid limit Dan! Tackle and bait at Johnson's Sport Shop 1-906-493-6300


Solid ice is being reported all around Drummond Island with the best bite being in Scotts Bay. Rick at Johnson's Sport shop tells me that the Pike fishing has been excellent this season with the Pike averaging 28"-30" with a bunch of 36-42" fish being taken. Most guys are spearing in the 6-8" range with a few also setting tip ups outside their shacks as well and getting fish. The red & white decoy has definately been the best. The perch fishing has also been good on Scotts Bay. The fish are coming through in small groups of 6-10 fish. The key here is to sit tight and catch as many as you can when they come by. We have many reports of guys getting 15-20 nice sized perch per outing. Small jigs or spoons tipped with a minnow or head has been the best.

For all you tackle and bait, see Rick at Johnson's Sport shop right on the island 906-493-6300



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