Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – March 15th, 2013
Saginaw Bay Area
Ice conditions are changing daily on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Walleyes have been caught in 8 to 10 feet of water. Call ahead for updated ice conditions. Some nice perch and a few walleyes were caught off Bay City State Park in 5 feet of water. Fish also were caught off the mouth of the Saginaw River near Spoils Island in 10 feet of water. Predator hunting remains good, with lots of coyotes in Saginaw County.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Ice conditions were poor at best last week on the Saginaw and Tittabawassee rivers, and anglers were being warned to use extreme caution. Walleye and perch had been caught at the mouth of the river and at the Independence Bridge.
Riverview Bait Shop, (517) 755-0989.
Fair numbers of bluegills and perch have been caught in White Lake. Farther south, Muskegon Lake is still giving up decent perch numbers, but anglers should be aware of deteriorating ice conditions. A few steelhead are being caught on wax worms in the Muskegon River. Predator hunting has been slow, and hunting pressure has been light.
Lake trout fishing has been pretty good off the end of the breakwall on Lake Huron in Caseville. Perch are hitting off the breakwall inside the harbor. Anglers are having to sort through their catch to find the keepers, but lots of fish have been caught. Perch and crappies are being caught in the canals, but anglers are urged to use caution. Predator hunting has been good, with lots of coyotes and foxes in the area.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Steelhead and brown trout fishing has been fair in the St. Clair River off the breakwall in downtown Port Huron. A few perch are still being caught in the harbors on Lake Huron at Lexington and Port Sanilac. Coyote hunting has been slow, but crow hunting season is off to a pretty good start.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.