Fall fishing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

I took a trip home earlier in the month to visit my parents in the UP of Michigan. Grandma is willing to watch the baby from time to time and let me and dad get out on the water. It is always great to get out on the small inland lakes that I fished every summer as a kid. I know where every weed bed is, where every pile of logs put out by the cabin owners are and basically where the fish should be. Sometimes they make you work for them but we can usually figure them out with a little work.
Dad had already pulled the fishing boat for the season. Cant blame him too much as we look out at small white caps being pushed up by a strong north wind. The thermometer read 45 but it felt more like 25. We grabbed some gear and headed down the dock. We were going to use the pontoon boat today. We knew it would be a challenge to hold a pontoon in the wind but we said we would fish today so fishing we would go.
We headed to the calm side of the lake and tried a few spots. We threw senkos, Jigs, Texas rigs, and a few casts with a crankbait. No luck. Finally I managed a decent fish on a drop shot. It didn't take too long and dads hands started to go numb so we called it a day and headed back to the cabin. We didn't whack a ton of fish but it was a great day. The Maple leaves have started to turn a bright red and yellow making for a fantastic backdrop to a day on the lake with dad. A classic example of good day doesn't always mean catching a boat load of fish.

In the next couple days we may head out on Little bay De Noc. The Fall Walleye bite can be fantastic. If you are interested in getting out that way, call up John at Lindberg's Cove Resort http://www.baydenoc.com/lindbergs/ they have a prime location on the bay and always have the latest scoop on where the fish are biting. Tell them Sport sent you!

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