Update: July 8, 2012
You'll find the dog days of Summer in full swing. As nice as Summer can be, it's not always the best time for fishing. Hot
trodden sun-filled days give way to game fish seeking cover and cubby holes
where ever they can. Game fish will almost always be entirely secluded among weed
beds and any kind of structure, seeking shelter from heat penetrating summer
So how do you fish for them? First off fish during the hours of dawn and
dusk... use full-lit daytime hours scouting for game fish haunts and
hideouts. Locate weed beds, and follow the sharp contour substrate to deep
water drop offs. During the heat of Summer, you've got to fish for them
Due to increasingly high water temps, full sun light penetration and the
comfort of their hidden sanctuaries, game fish are not going to chase
anything down if its any struggle for them to get it. You're going to
have to put your presentation almost in front of their jaws.
Use crawlers and live bait such as leeches and crayfish and fish them slowly,
slightly jigging baits off the bottom substrate- and as close as you can get
to any weed areas, drop offs, sunken islands, undercut banks and structure
such as downed trees and fish cribs.
UP Fishing Reports
Inland Lake Fishing
You'll find plenty of Spring fishing action and a whole lot of developing fishing opportunities just waiting for you to explore. There's absolutely
no shortage of fishing fun and excitement now in progress.
Ice on Lake Superior is on its way out. It's time to think about hitting Lake Superior's tributaries for Hot fishing action.
You'll find numerous river tributaries that'll pack a punch of excitement located from Marquette east to Munising along the northern tire U.P.
Most river mouth outlets are easily accessible all year long, and offer great game fish opportunities. From northern pike to whitefish, you'll find
there's never a dull moment.
It'll be very soon now... Munising's South Bay will return to open water and explode into a fisherman's heaven. Find out where you should be heading for the fishing hot spots.
Spring Smelt Fishing Report
Smelt, known best as a tasty batter-dipped, French fried morsel, is a seasonally sought after fish by anyone willing to wade a river and scoop them up
out of the water using a large net.
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