Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report - June 21st, 2013
Lake St. Clair
Walleye and bass fishing have been very good on Lake St. Clair. Walleyes are hitting nightcrawler harnesses fished off the 400 Club and at Metro Beach. Bass fishing has exploded along the American side of the lake with tubes and crankbaits both producing outstanding numbers of smallies.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.
Bass fishing is heating up on inland lakes in Oakland County. Anglers report a good largemouth bite on Lake Orion, Lakeville Lake and Stringy Lakes. Bluegill fishing has been good on those lakes as well as East and West Graham lakes and Prince Lake. Look for the ‘gills in the shallows and out to 6 feet. Rubber spiders, flies, wax worms and leaf worms are all producing good results.
Hook Line & Sinker, (248) 814-9216.
Walleye fishing has been good at the mouth of the Detroit River. Crawler harnesses have been working best. Silver bass are all over the river and jig anglers can’t keep them off their hooks.
Bottom Line Bait & Tackle, (734) 379-9762.
Trenton Lighthouse, (734) 675-7080.
Horse Island Tackle, (734) 692-9839.
Bluegill fishing has been excellent on most lakes in the area including Diamond, the Juno Chain of Lakes, Birch Lake and Stone Lake. Wax worms, red wigglers and flies are all taking fish. Bass fishing has slowed a little with many fish in the post-spawn stage. Pike fishing has been quiet. The St. Joe River has finally receded and smallmouth bass action has been very good at Niles.
Lunkers, (269) 663-3745.
Good numbers of pike and walleyes are hitting on Madison Lake but fishing pressure has been light. A few crappies and bluegills have been caught at Union and Honey lakes. Once the weather stays warm for a spell the action should improve.
Hoskins Bait House, (517) 369-1330