Michigan Fall Fishing Excursions

As the days begin to get shorter and the nights cooler, our professional fishing captains prepare for our yearly sojourn to the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our yearly migration north to Escanaba, Michigan follows that of the walleye and salmon that we are intent on catching.

Our home for fall fishing (approximately October 15th – December 8th, or until ice forms) is the 30,000 acres of water known as Little Bay de Noc, located near the cities of Escanaba and Gladstone. Walleye, Northern Pike and Smallmouth bass are known to be prevalent in this area, along with some salmon also being caught. With a walleye population hovering around 400,000, you are almost guaranteed a great day of fishing!


Some other ways to ensure you have a great day of fishing are to make sure you are prepared for cooler weather on the water. Remember that temperatures are often times cooler on the water and weather conditions may change once you are out. To be sure you are prepared, it is important to follow these few tips:

  • Wear layers, it is easy to take off layers as the day gets warmer. However, now you also have layers to put on if it gets cooler.

  • Remember to bring a hat or other head covering. You lose a lot of heat through your head so be sure it is covered for extra warmth.

  • Bring heavy gloves. These can be useful for keeping your hands warm. Remember to bring a back up pair, just in case the first pair gets wet from reel spray or becomes damaged.

  • Also recommended for later fall season excursions are hand warmers for your hands and feet.

  • It is always a good idea to bring an extra set of clothes with you as well. You never know when they may come in handy!

Fishing in the cooler months may require more patience, due to weather and changing temperatures, but it can also be very rewarding. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is well known for the gorgeous waterfront and world class trophy Walleye and Smallmouth Bass fishing.

We’ll bring the rods, reels and tackle that you will need for successful fishing and we’ll see you on the water! Be sure to bring a thermos with your favorite warm beverage and a good attitude.

Contact us with any questions or to book your fall fishing adventure!