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Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report - My 9th, 2013

Posted on May 9, 2013

Lake Orion

A few bass fishermen have been out on Lake Orion and are catching and releasing decent numbers of fish. Paint Creek is giving up brown trout, but the water was still high and muddy last week. Toms are talking, and spring turkey season has been good. A few hunters report stumbling upon a black morel here and there.
Hook Line & Sinker, (248) 814-9216.

Trenton Area

Walleye fishing remains red hot in the Detroit River. Jiggers and hand-liners are catching fish on the American side of the river from the Roostertail restaurant all the way down to the steel mills. The biggest fish have been caught in front of the mills, but there are lots of snags there.
Bottom Line Bait & Tackle, (734) 379-9762.
Trenton Lighthouse, (734) 675-7080.
Horse Island Tackle, (734) 692-9839.

South Haven

King salmon and lake trout are attracting attention in southern Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to South Haven. The best action has come to anglers fishing in 50 to 85 feet of water. A fair number of walleyes have been caught off the pier and in the Black River. Turkey hunting has been pretty good.
Pyles Port Hole, (269) 637-6720

Kalamazoo Area

Brown trout fishing has been decent on the Mentha Drain. Bluegills are in the coves and cuts on most lakes, including Cora, Scott, and Pleasant. Black gnats and wax worms have produced good results. A few pike have been caught on Sugarloaf and Gull lakes.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.

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