Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – February 15th, 2013
Lake St. Clair
Perch fishing has been good on Lake St. Clair, where ice is running between 6 and 8 inches thick. Anglers report a good bite in front of Gino’s Surf and off Lake St. Clair Metropark in 8 to 12 feet of water. Ice is running between 6 and 8 inches in most spots. A fairly good perch bite has been reported from anglers fishing off Selfridge and off Cotton Road.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.
Panfish and a few pike have been caught on Stringy Lakes. Spikes have been the bait of choice for panfish, and pike are hitting suckers and chubs dangled under tip-ups. Hunting pressure has been light, but there are lots of coyotes in the area.
Hook Line & Sinker, (248) 814-9216.
Ice floes were floating down the Detroit River last week and walleye fishing came to a halt. A couple steelhead have been caught in the Huron River.
Bottom Line Bait & Tackle, (734) 379-9762.
Trenton Lighthouse, (734) 675-7080.
Horse Island Tackle, (734) 692-9839.
Ice fishing has been slow to get started in Cass County. Ice conditions are poor, and anglers are waiting to get out. Most lakes have only an inch or two of ice. Coyote hunting has been pretty good. There was about 5 inches of snow on the ground last week.
Lunkers, (269) 663-3745.
Ice was still in poor shape in Allegan County last week and ice fishing has been put on hold. The docks have been removed from the Kalamazoo River, but boat anglers who are able to launch have caught fair numbers of steelhead and walleyes below the Allegan Dam. Coyotes are on the move, and hunting and trapping has been pretty good. There was about 12 inches of snow on the ground last week.
Webber & Sons Marine and Tackle, (269) 673-6294.
Ice conditions were poor last week in Kalamazoo County and ice fishing was on hold. In the St. Joe River, steelhead fishing has been good for boat and shore anglers at the Berrien Springs Dam. Predator hunting is heating up.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.