No reports from any of the rivers on the bay.
Kings, cohos, and steelhead have started in the Manistique, though.
Fished Friday am south of escanaba caught 2 pike and 2 smallmouth. Moved to Kipling in the pm. Caught several pike and a few more smallmouth. Best pike was 33"s. Saturday am put in at garden bay. Slow pick for smallmouth. Caught 3 before we got blown off around 11am. Saturday pm went back to Kipling. Caught a couple pike and several smallmouth. All the smallmouth were over 3lbs. The best was 4.13. Better days ahead!!! Always a good outing when I get to fish with my son. Tight lines
Garden is a good launch. Road is gravel but we'll used and graded. Ogontz bay off from US 2 puts you on the north end. South of Fayette is a small launch very little parking. Garden launch is protected in windy weather. Tight lines.
There is a launch in Garden Bay, I used a few years back. It is a gravel road to get to it. But I don't remember any issues launching. The water is also higher now than back then. There is also Fayette state park, but I am not sure about that one. You could call the park.
I am curious if there is any good spots to launch in Big Bay. Fished there a few years back and it was hard to find a good launch where you could put ur boat in and not have to worry about the wind changing and not being able to get back to dock.
Planning a trip ice fishing first time here. Wondering how far out to catch white fish. Have fished Door County but not Bay De Noc. Do you folks fish walleye dawn and dusk and white fish during the day like Door County? Thanks in advance for any info.