Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – February 15th, 2013
Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye fishing has been very good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay, where there is between 4 and 8 inches of ice. Anglers fishing in 12 to 20 feet of water at the Spark Plug reported a good bite. Perch and walleyes were being caught at the mouth of the Saginaw River. Coyotes are on the move, and with snow in the forecast, hunting should heat up.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
There was between 6 and 8 inches of ice on lakes around Greenville last week. Bluegills and pike have been caught on Rainbow, Bass, Little Wabasis, and Cowden lakes. A few walleyes have been caught on Lincoln Lake. There was about 6 inches of snow on the ground. Predator hunting has been good.
Tows Country Store (616) 984-5895.
Ice was running up to 16 inches thick in Isabella County last week. Bluegills and crappies were hitting on Coldwater, Isabella, and the Martini Chain. Walleyes fishing has been good on Coldwater, too. Coyote hunting has been great.
Schafer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (989) 644-3501.
There was up to a foot of ice on Lake Huron last week, and anglers were reporting success. Perch were biting in the harbor, and spearers were taking good numbers of pike. Lake trout, walleyes, and perch were being caught through the ice off the breakwall. Snow was up to 4 inches deep last week and there was more in the forecast. Coyote hunting and trapping has been very good.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Browns, steelhead, and lake trout are being caught in Lake Huron in the harbors at Lexington and Port Sanilac. Ice floes are filling the St. Clair River, and fishing has been tough. There was just a dusting of snow on the ground last week, but lots in the forecast. Rabbit hunting has been good.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.