Winter weather is upon us as anglers start targeting primarily walleye. Overall, walleye fishing was good with bigger fishing showing up daily. Reports of good limits of walleye are what just may warm you up during the cold stretch. Those fishing the reefs near Kipling reported fair catches. Daytime anglers were trolling stick baits in 30 to 32 feet or jigging. The First and Second Reefs were best but those targeting the Third and Center Reefs were marking good numbers of fish. Night anglers did best between the Second and Third Reefs when trolling stick baits in 18 to 22 feet. Some were fishing in shallow waters 6 to 10 feet and casting stick baits while anchored. Not many perch anglers but a few nice catches were taken just north of the “Narrows” when using minnows in 30 to 35 feet.
On Big Bay De Noc anglers targeting pike caught fish up in the shallows. The bite continued as these fish tend to go on a feeding frenzy this time of year. Body baits for pike and big swim jigs are the ticket! Smallmouth bass fishing was fair for those using tube baits.
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