Fish Michigan's Lake Superior

If you’d like a remote fishing adventure that you can drive to, put Bay Mills in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on your to-do list. Here you can launch in Lake Superior’s Whitefish Bay, and you can visit one of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes. Whitefish Point Light Station includes a museum explaining the perils of maritime transportation.

Thankfully, for Bassmaster Elite Series pro Kevin Short and his wife, Kerry, their time on Lake Superior in July 2012 was an enjoyable adventure. In six hours of fishing, the Shorts and a friend landed more than 100 smallmouth bass in less than 5 feet of aquarium-clear water. The bass averaged nearly 4 pounds in size.

“The key to finding the bass is a rocky bottom where they can feed on gobies and perch,” Short said. “When you find the bass, they’ll bite almost anything you throw at them.”

Tubes, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, stickbaits and wacky worms all tempted eager strikes for the Shorts.

“If you fish here, keep in mind that the smallmouth are old and gullible,” Short said. “We carefully release all the bass we catch.”