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

 

 

7-17-18

Fish ON! 
The catching on Drummond Island waters is still on!  
Fish are catchable in the shallows, mid range and deeper waters right now. Find a school and stay put!  
Come on U.P. and play!  
Captain Justin Bupp
Always An Adventure Charters 
616-836-9415

7-17-18

fishing has over been pretty good. there getting cisco and some whitefish in 30 feet of water on blood red tear drops and waxworms. there getting some walleyes around peck island on crawler harnesses.and a few perch in harbor island on minnows and worms. A lot of nice smell mouth bass all over. If you head on up to Drummond Island stop at Wilderness Treasures for all your sporting needs. 906-647-4002

7-10-18

Fishing on Drummond Island has been up and down with the mayfly hatch lately. 
Fish are still scattered with most fish coming in waters of 10-18’ 
Cover the water column and don’t give up! 
7-3-18
 
Fishing has been good on the Drummond waters this week to start. Fish are scattered but persistence has been paying off. 
 
Fish are starting to transition to the 12-18 feet of water now. It’s hit and miss with the mayfly hatch happening but, hey, you can’t catch them on the couch!  
 
Tight lines
Captain Justin Bupp 
Always An Adventure Charters 
616-836-9415

7-2-18

They are still picking up some small mouth bass on small chubs under a bobber around Ashmun island and a few pike. a couple of walleyes are being caught in Scott bay on crawler harnesses.they also started picking up a few cisco around Howard island on tear drops and waxworms.

6-25-18

Fishing has still held fairly solid even though we are in full swing of the mayfly hatch here on Drummond Island. 
Fish have been holding in anywhere from two feet of water to 12 feet of water in the last week. Some big fish coming in this past week. Weather had been fantastic, well other then a two weeks of east wind, so come on U.P. 
Captain Justin Bupp 
Always An Adventure Charters 
616-836-9415
 

6-20-18

Had an outstanding week of CATCHING on the Drummond waters last week! The stone flies are now hatching and the mayflies to follow. Expect fishing to get a bit more difficult over the next couple weeks but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch fish. Just have to stay on the fly hatch.  Fish have been in the shallows but will be beginning to move to the next stage of water. Look for them in 12-18’ of water in the next coming weeks. The weather has been beautiful up here. Escape the heat of the south and come to the north!  

Tight lines! 
Captain Justin Bupp 
Always An Adventure Charters 
616-836-9415
 

 

6-12-18

Fishing on Drummond Island waters still continues to be very productive. Water temps are climbing back up and the fish are feeding!  
Weather is beautiful and the catching is FUN. 
Come on U.P.  
 
Captain Justin Bupp
Always An Adventure Charters 
617-836-9415

6-4-18

Fishing on Drummond Island is still on fire!  We did lose a great deal of water temp which has made fishing a little tougher but it’s still good. Water temps should be climbing again towards the end of this week and fishing should maintain great! 
 
Captain Justin Bupp
Always An Adventure Charters
616-836-9415

6-3-18

fishing has slowed down a little with the the cooler temps.they went from 69 down to 57 in the last three days. they are still picking up a couple of walleyes and some small mouth bass in Scott bay and some pike in Maxton bay. walleyes are on crawler harnesses and bass are with spinner baits. It looks like the weather is going to cooperate for us this next week though so get on up here for the weekend! If you do, come on into Johnson Sport Shop and get all your angling needs.

5-29-18

Fishing is on 🔥on Drummond Island!  The best fishing this early in the year in a long time. Come on U.P. and get in the action! Justin Bupp Always An Adventure Charters 616-836-9415

5-23-18

There are still a few perch being found in some shallow areas in Scott and Maxton bay. pike are bitting very well in Maxton bay hitting on chubs under a bobber and walleyes started up in Scott bay in the shallow waters some picking up limits.

5-22-18

Fish ON at Drummond Island!! The weather is amazing and the fish are biting!! All species are behaving for the anglers.Come on U.P. If you want to get out there get a hold of Captain Justin Bupp Always An Adventure Charters 616-836-9415

5-15-18

Perch fishing on Drummond has been decent but tomorrow is the opener for pike and walleye.
 

5-9-18

The ice is out of Maxton bay but still covering Scott bay. suckers are up the river,no perch yet not until suckers are done spawning. so it is a waiting game for the perch. When you come on up to Drummond Island don't be shy, come on into Johnson Sport Shop and get all your angling needs.

4-22-18

There's still a few perch in 12 to 20 feet of water. there's still 30" of ice out there.there's a few inches of snow on the ice with a little slush underneath the snow. so, snowmobile only. still using jigs and minnows. Be safe and use good judgement out there as always.

4-12-18

still getting some perch on Scotts bay on minnows and jigs or Swedish pimples.  still 36" of ice on the bay. can't wait till it's gone, time for summer!

4-3-18

Perch fishing on Munuscong is slow.  Hopefully the last ice perch take off soon.  20 inches of ice.  Splake and perch are being caught on Hesse Bay.  Good numbers of perch being caught around Drummond Island.  Be safe on the ice everywhere.  Smelt fishing will be late this year and I think they might run under the ice or at least long before the peepers start peeping.  Ill keep you all up to date on that. If you head on up to Drummond Island stop at Wilderness Treasures for all your sporting needs. 906-647-4002

3-26-18

Still lots of ice on Munuscong Bay (30 inches) but it won’t be lasting long.  Last ice perch fishing should be happening soon.  Perch and Splake fishing on Hessel Bay have been good, be careful of the ice conditions there. If you head on up to Drummond Island stop at Wilderness Treasures for all your sporting needs. 906-647-4002

3-20-18

Fishing has been off and on some are still getting cisco at Scott bay in 12 to 18 feet of water. They are still hitting perch out there on minnows and a few on wax worms. If you head on up to Drummond Island stop at Wilderness Treasures for all your sporting needs. 906-647-4002

3-14-18

 

Lots of ice on Drummond Island yet, some reports of decent amounts of perch and some Cisco. Most guys have already pulled their shanties for the season since pike and walleye season close on the 15. Still lots of ice and a few fish around. Come on U.P. If you want to get out there get a hold of Captain Justin Bupp Always An Adventure Charters 616-836-9415

 

3-12-18

Walleye and Pike season are ending Thursday the 15th.  Still a few days to get some for the freezer.  Munuscong Bay has begun to turn on with Walleye, Pike , Musky and Perch.  Good ice is still out there (26”) in the interior of the bay.  We are expecting  great last ice perch  fishing.  The Les Cheneaux Islands have been great for big Perch.  Hessel is starting to get hot for Splake. While you're in the area stop at Wilderness Treasures for all your sporting needs. 906-647-4002

3-9-18

Fishing on Munuscong Bay is excellent right now.  Walleye and Pike season will be coming to an end on March 15.  Lots of fish being caught all over the Bay

3-6-18

 

Things are still hit and miss up here. Still 2’ of ice so come on up and get out in the ice the weather has been great! Pulled a few pike out on Saturday with one breaking the leader on the tip up. Caught a few perch as well, however overall it was a slow day. Again, things should start picking up as the fish will begin staging up and preparing for spawning time.Captain Justin Bupp Always An Adventure Charters 616-836-9415 <>Fishing is a little better lately in Scott bay, still picking up a few perch and pike. some guys are getting some cisco in deeper water. they are using minnows and wax worms for the perch . wax worms for the cisco. getting the pike spearing and a couple on tip up with chubs. While you're in the area stop at Wilderness Treasures for all your sporting needs. 906-647-4002

 

2-26-18

The fishing up here is a little slow, but the quality of the fish are GREAT. If you want to get out there get a hold of Captain Justin Bupp Always An Adventure Charters 616-836-9415

2-13-18

 

The fishing on Munuscong Bay has been great.  Lots of Walleyes, big and small.  There are large numbers of perch and pike being caught also.  Best places seem to be in the shallower areas in about 2-4 foot of water.  White jigs, green jigs and glow in the dark seem to be producing best.  Minnows are the bait of choice. Morning and afternoon bites are producing the best.  We are driving trucks and cars out all over the bay. 

 

In the Les Cheneaux islands Hessel Bay seems to be the best spot for Perch.  Musky Bay has lots of small perch and Pike.  Wigglers, wax worms and spikes are working well with the bigger fish being caught on minnows.  Lots of large Pike have been caught or speared on Musky Bay. While you're in the area stop at Wilderness Treasures for all your sporting needs. 906-647-4002

 

 

 

2-8-18

 

Perch fishing is picking up on Drummond Island with some very nice catches of jumbos coming in daily! most fishing is on Scott bay in 5 to 9 feet of water,with 22" of ice.there is a few schools of nice perch being seen only a few being caught on minnows and some on wax worms.they are spearing a few nice pike,also seeing a lot of small ones.hoping things get better as the weather gets better. Pike are still finding their way to the ice as well either via spear or tip-ups! Get out and FISH! 

Captain Justin Bupp Always An Adventure Charters 616-836-9415 

 

 

 

 

1-28-18

Perch fishing is beginning to pick up with some big jumbos hitting the ice(perch are attacking the minnows). Pike fishing seems to be staying consistent with many getting their limit of two on many days!  What a great time to come up and experience Drummond Island! 

Tight lines, Captain 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

 

 

1-23-18

 

Some big pike have been coming out of Scott’s Bay and some very nice perch as well.  A 43 1/4” pike was speared this week. 

Munuscong Bay as well as Raber Bay have been on fire for pike, walleye and perch.You can use Minnows and almost anything from a tear drop to buckshot rattle jigs tipped with a minnow, or whatever your favorite bait is.

 

10-16-17

OK! it's here. We'll have 2 weeks of great perching here in Drummond Island. The fish are really schooling up now and limits of very nice fish are the norm. We will be fishing these fish tight to the islands in and around the bays. Search a little by either drifting or using your graph and stopping on the marks. When you find them the fishing is fantastic. If fishing slows, be patient as it can pick back up when a new school goes through. Keep minnows in the water at all times. As long as you keep bait down the fish should stay around your boat. Perch rigs and minnows are the ticket.

 

Tight lines, Captain 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-3-17

 

Drummond island

Fishing has been pretty good even with the warmer than normal water temps and weather.  The perch are still in small schools so staying mobile and fishing aggressive has been most productive. Minnows and perch rigs are always the ticket 

As the water temps cool the fish will get in larger schools where it will make more sense to stay put once you are on the fish. 

Fishing should continue to improve over the next week and a half but if you're not here now, you are already missing out on some good eating yellow bellies! Come visit us on the island! 

Tight lines, Captain 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 9-14-17

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.

 

7-20-17

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

 

7/10/17

 

Drummond island

 

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

 

 

 

6-14-17

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.

4-28-17

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.

 

 

4-10-17

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

 

3-26-17

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!

 

3-16-17

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.

 

2-21-17

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

2-2-17

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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