Michigan Fishing Reports

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 29, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Fishing has been slow on Lake St. Clair and fishing pressure light. Walleye action has been very good in the Detroit and St. Clair rivers. Anglers jigging, handlining and trolling nightcrawlers with the current all report a good bite. Early mornings and nights have been the best. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Luna Pier Area…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 15, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Walleye fishing has been sporadic on Lake St. Clair with anglers either doing exceptionally well or nothing at all. Those fishing around Harsens Island and the Lake St. Clair Metropark have reported the better catches. Bright colored crawler harnesses with green, yellow, and purple gave a lot of folks the edge. Same story with the…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 1, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Anglers have had a hard time locating fish on Lake St. Clair. Those trolling crankbaits and nightcrawlers in the Middle and South channels of the river have caught a couple nice walleyes. Smallmouth bass action has been hit-or-miss, though. Usually the southern end of the lake is better, but have also been some decent catches…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Aug. 4, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Walleye and perch fishing has been good on Lake St. Clair. Anglers trolling nightcrawler harnesses and bottom bouncers, or crankbaits from just south of the St. Clair light to the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club report very good action. Silver and gold, chartreuse, and pink have been the hot colors. Bass fishing has been good all…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 21, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Irish Hills Area Fishing has been pretty good in Jackson County. Bluegills and crappies have moved of the beds and into deeper water. Crickets fished in 15 to 18 feet of water have produced a good bite on Wamplers, Devil’s and Sand lakes. Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786. Luna Pier Area Walleye and perch fishing…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 7, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Walleye fishing has been decent on Lake St. Clair. Anglers trolling crawler harnesses at the Dumping Grounds and off Metro Beach report a fair bite. Perch fishing has been good off Metro Beach and the Selfridge National Guard Base, early in the mornings. Bass fishing has been good all over the lake. Walleye fishing remains…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – June 23, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Perch fishing has been good on Lake St. Clair. Anglers dunking minnows at Selfridge report a good bite early in morning before the boat traffic picks up. Good action also has been reported by anglers fishing at Metro Beach. Walleyes are also hitting at Metro Beach on bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses. Lakeside Fishing Shops,…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — June 9, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair The walleye bite has been good on Lake St. Clair and some limit catches were taken in front of the Metropark. Everything from trolling a crawler harness to jigging crawlers has worked. Those trolling from Selfridge to the main shipping channel were finding walleyes, too. The white bass action was hot near the Clinton River, Metro…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – May 26, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LP Irish Hills Area The water is warming up fast and the bluegill pre-spawn is on. Crappie, bass and bluegill are all going to do their thing at the same time, according to reports. Walleyes have been fairly quiet. Turkey hunting almost nonexistent.  Mushroom hunting has also been quiet. Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786. Lake Orion…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 28, 2017

Lake St. Clair Water temperatures on Lake St. Clair are beginning to warm and clarity is improving. Crappie, bluegill and pumpkinseed are in the canals and marinas. Smallmouth bass have been caught in deeper water off spawning areas when using blade baits and soft plastics. Shore anglers have caught largemouth bass. The boat launch at the Clinton River Cut-Off has…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — Feb. 3, 2017

Lake St. Clair Ice fishing on Lake St. Clair has come to an abrupt halt with rain and warm temperatures wreaking havoc on ice conditions. A few anglers were walking out at the Metropark and in Anchor Bay but that was ill-advised. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Irish Hills Area Unseasonably warm temperatures and rain have deteriorated ice conditions across…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — Jan. 20, 2017

Lake St. Clair Panfish and perch fishing have been good in the marinas and canals around Lake St. Clair. Some of the main lake areas have frozen, but anglers were still fishing close to shore. With rain and warm temperatures returning to southern Michigan, anglers should use extreme caution when heading out on the ice. Ice that has thawed and…