DNR Fishing Report
November 8, 2023
Due to our seasonal creel clerks finishing up for the season, the Weekly Fishing Report will be temporarily suspended following this week’s report. Early next year, when ice fishing picks up and we begin to receive more reports, the Weekly Fishing Report will resume. In the meantime, for fishing reports you can call your local bait shop to inquire about current conditions. We look forward to seeing you again in 2024!
All anglers 17 years of age and older are required to have a fishing license.
Little Bay de Noc: Anglers reported good perch fishing, specifically when fishing in the morning and late morning hours. However, there were also some reports of worthwhile evening trips. Minnows on perch rigs seemed to be the most productive. Overall, the perch bite was variable day to day, but most days saw good action. Anglers reported that finding the fish was a challenge, but once they were located, there were good results. Walleye anglers reported slow to fair fishing. Most anglers were trolling; however, some had luck casting. The walleye that were caught were reported to have the typical chunky fall build. Anglers seemed to have the most success after dark.
Everyone knows muskellunge are a difficult species to catch, but as the temperatures cool, does it get even harder to find them? Not so, according to some anglers!
In the fall, many anglers use larger lures and slow the speed of their presentations. They will often search for muskies in shallower and warmer water and take advantage of this fish’s larger appetite that comes prior to winter’s arrival.
Want even more insight on targeting muskellunge – during all times of year? Check out the muskie page on the DNR website.