Michigan DNR Weekly Fishing Report: March 14, 2019
Category: fishing reports
Mar 15th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 349
Modified Mar 15th, 2019 at 5:56 PM
UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released their weekly fishing report for the Upper Peninsula, along with a new fishing tip.
Marquette: Fishing has been slow. Those going out of the Lower Harbor caught a few splake or a couple Menominee however most caught nothing. Night anglers have caught burbot. Most were using minnows for splake and burbot or a single egg and waxworm for whitefish. Those heading out to the “Bubbler” in the Upper Harbor had minimal catches. The lucky ones caught a coho or two along with the odd Chinook or brown trout. Anglers reported large schools of Menominee swimming in the area but had difficulty catching them. As the weather warms, the ice will become very unstable especially near the river mouths. Both the Carp and the Dead River had open water at the mouth. Above the Upper Harbor, there was only a couple hundred yards of ice before it turns to open water.
Au Train: Fishing here was nonexistent. There is nowhere to park or find access because none of the roadside parks or boat launches had been plowed. In front of the Au Train River the ice has been pushed up and the large piles have made access difficult to impossible. Anglers should avoid the area.