Walleye anglers from all over the Midwest know that Little Bay de Noc and Big Bay de Noc are two of the best places on Earth to boat a trophy-sized walleye.
From the very beginning of the season in May, the weedy shallows of the bay are loaded with hungry, hard-biting musky – with especially good action at night. But there’s more to fishing Little Bay de Noc than just walleyes.
Early spring sees an invasion of trout, just after the thaw, while perch can be found around the bay’s drop-offs throughout the season, along with whitefish and splake. Head a bit up the Escanaba River for excellent bass action, and be sure to come back after the freeze for great ice fishing. With a combined area of more than 120,000 acres, the Bay de Noc area is a whole world of fishing, just waiting to be explored.
Should you need a bit of time away from the water, the Little Bay de Noc area offers many great outdoor activities. Hike, bike, or ride a horse along wilderness trails, surrounded by fresh air and nature’s beauty. If you prefer your nature a bit more manicured, tee up on the local golf course. Cool off with a swim in one of the lakes, or get a rush from some water-skiing excitement. Winter doesn’t stop the fun, with excellent cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. And when in season, head out for some great deer and bear hunting.
All types of lodging situations are available for the visiting angler, from rustic cabins to full-service resorts and lodges, comfortable motels and hotels, and readily accessible campgrounds. When it comes to dining the Little Bay de Noc area has a great selection of ethnic foods, fine gourmet dining, casual dining and fast food. Area stores provide not only bait, tackle, and other sporting needs, but also gifts, antiques, and general merchandise for the whole family.