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8/12/19 @ 2:18 PM
anneyealator
User since 6/24/12

july and august walleyes are usually a nite bite...bigger perch show up after labor day.. for walleye try leeches under a slip bobber in weedy areas next time..its a big lake..7th largest in michigan..she has some brusier northerns , most are taken thru the ice..as most folks just dont fish them in open water season...we use bigger clatter tads and 5 of diamond spoons or large musky size rubber to  troll for the larger pike....we use the z-man flashback minis..removing the minnow imitation and replacing with gulp green or natural crawlers..cast to the rocks around islands at nite..they feed heavily  at nite chasing minnow schools to the shallows

8/11/19 @ 9:41 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (87%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F
FishFinder2517
User since 8/6/03

Spent the last week on the lake.  Tough place to fish.  Lots of perch, but they are little = 5-6 inches.  Gold hooks and a chunk of crawler in shallow water - find the weeds (which can be tough).  Bluegill and sunfish were almost non-existent.

We cast for northern and did pretty good.  Silver/blue lures, spinners or spoons.  Caught more when it was overcast vs. sunny.  Some decent fish in the 22-25" range.  Fish on drops from 5 to 8 FOW.  Try the northeast corner of lake.

Walleye were tough.  Did not have the trolling gear along which probably made it tougher.  Fish in the middle of the lake near the other boats in 8-15 FOW.  Troll with the waves and use a crawler (1/2) on a gold hook or jig.  We were going slow, prob 0.5mph.  Try to keep it in or just above the weeds.  

There are some decent fish out here by size, but it is hard work to get them.

8/25/14 @ 3:21 PM
Wright6
User since 2/5/14
Spent a last week Big Manistique Lake. Well part of it anyway. Big Manistique was completly weedless as there are an endless number of crayfish in the lake. There are millions of 3 inch perch and thousands of 20 inch northern pike in the lake. Very few walleyes caught, maybe 4 or 5 a day with about a 12-14 inch average. Coming from northern Wisconsin I didn't expect the fishing to be better or even comparable but I did think it would be better than it was. I was there on a family vacation so I didn't have a choice. I spoke with a few locals and they basically said the fishing sucks in all the lakes due to poor conservation management. Just a shout out to anyone with any pull as far as stocking or management please take a look at these lakes. It is a beautiful area though it seems that just about every business is going under. If the fishing goes any farther south I fear that there will be nothing up there.

7/2/14 @ 12:07 PM
nomadic eye
User since 8/6/11
south Manistique has a few..the tahquamenon river is a good place..but after that you go 100 miles west or into munuscong bay.......

7/2/14 @ 7:19 AM
Wright6
User since 2/5/14
I will be up in this area on a family vacation in August. What I was wondering is if there are any decent Musky lakes or rivers in the area. I will be staying on the big lake. Thanks

6/5/13 @ 2:07 PM
ItsGutcheckTime
ItsGutcheckTime
User since 11/22/06
not a report but going up this weekend, and looking for some info, any and all is appreciated please message me if needed. thanks IGT

6/6/11 @ 7:50 PM
ItsGutcheckTime
ItsGutcheckTime
User since 11/22/06
Heading up on the 11th for the second time , last trip was not too successful(mayflies) any tips for this year...depth and presentations would be great and what is biting! Thanks IGT

8/10/10 @ 8:55 AM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
0 inches
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
fishingbud
User since 7/16/05
Just finished a week at Big Manistique Resort. A good value, cabins are clean, they like dogs there, not all the comforts of home. On scale of 1 to 10 I would give it a 7. Weather was tough, but the lake is very easy to fish because it is shallow. I did a bit of everything. 2 hook 1/2 of the worm, worm harnesses being trolled on the windy side of the lake in 9 to 11 fow worked the best. Lost of little perch and walleyes.

If you looking for a really nice resort town, Curtis is a nice find.

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