The Walleye opener in the Bays De Noc area was solid from all reports. The best bite was occurring up in the Whitefish and Escanaba rivers. Slow drifting jigs or plain hook tipped with a 1/2 a crawler is going to be very effective with the cooler than average water temps. There was also some activity shallow up in the north end by the Days river. There were also guys out trolling off the breaks with cranks but with mixed results.
The perch fishing continues to be solid in the inner bay. Most folks are targeting 22-30' and wigglers are by far the most productive presentation. The deeper water out from the river mouths and also the are in front of the Vagabond has been productive. The warming weather should really get the catch and release bass season going. There are starting to be some fish working the top of the spawning areas but most are just cruising around at this point. Later in the day seems best especially the sunny afternoons.
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