Baraga County Fishing and Hunting Report
Fall conditions are here on Lake Superior. The Lake Trout and Salmon are coming into shallower waters preparing for fall spawning runs. Coho's, Browns and some Splake are showing up in the Falls River, Silver River, Huron River, Sand Point and the head of the bay of Keweenaw Bay by the third bridge. Those who are trolling in the bay are finding fish suspended 20 to 40 feet down and are fishing with stick baits, spoons, dodgers and squids. The fall salmon and steelhead runs will continue on the rivers and should progress until mid November depending on the water levels and temperatures. Coho's in the rivers are being caught mainly on orange, chartreuse, and pink Mepps spinners.
The fall color change is in full swing and the colors will peak in the next week or two. Grouse, waterfall, and fall turkey seasons are under way. Archery season starts October 1st and this is a good time to be scouting for deer season.
Keweenaw Bay will produce Lake Trout,Whitefish, Salmon, Herring, and Smelt. Huron Bay will do the same along with a few Walleye, Perch, Lawyers and nice Northern.
Local fishing methods include bobbing with a traditional Käppu (geboo) set up with wire line, a heavy jigging lure, and bait and of course our Unique TeePee tents. This method catches the big ones on Lake Superior. Keweenaw Bay on Lake Superior is known as the Lake Trout Capital.