Portage Lake

Houghton - Michigan


  • 29 catches

  • 128 followers

  • 16 spots

:Portage Lake is a part of the Keweenaw Waterway in Houghton County, Michigan. It is connected to Lake Superior on two sides via the Portage Canal. Because of it's connectivity to The Big Lake, one never quite knows what species of fish will bite next.

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Portage Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Details: 27 in. Northern Pike with a Spoons

    1. Caught 4 pike. 2 were keepers at over 24 inches. Caught one baby catfish too. Great time. Rented boat from Northwoods. Tom was a nice guy with great fishing advice.
  2. Found a pair of nice crappies yesterday. Only caught two but they were good ones!

    Black Crappie with a Northland Forage Minnow jig and Gulp! plastic

    1. Very good ones
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Very nice Jacob! 👍👍
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  3. 5 lb. 2 oz. 30 in. Northern Pike with a Chatterbait

  4. 4 lb. 5 oz. 21 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Chatterbait

  5. Details: Northern Pike

    1. Todd Shook 0
      YeA portage. Pike fishing seems to be slow.what was water temp?
    2. Dave Blackburn 0
      Portage lake?? Caught 4. Biggest maybe 23 inches
    3. Todd Shook 0
      how was pike fishing? any size? was there over the 4th and pike were not cooperative?
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  6. Details: 22 in. Walleye with a shad

  7. From what I've heard most people are doing poorly on the Portage, but I've been having some pretty good luck

    12 in. Black Crappie

  8. My tournament winning crappie and second place perch, along with the rest of the days catch.

    1 lb. 1 oz. 12 in. Black Crappie

  9. Caught a mess of panfish seventeen keepers in total, mostly crappie. Several were 12".

    Black Crappie

    1. Noah Shapiro 0
      Good day
    2. Jacob Anderson 0
      Very nice! Haven't been able to find the crappie out there this year.
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  10. Went out after class to a new area on the Portage. The only walleye caught after a couple hours of fishing.

    16 in. Walleye with a buckshot jig with minnow head

    1. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Nice walleye! I miss fishing Portage Lake!
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice walleye!!
    3. Matt Rahko 0
      Thanks! I'm lucky me and my shack didn't get blown away.
    4. Jacob Anderson 0
      Solid walleye! Can't believe you fished today with all that wind haha
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