Heavy rain in Cass County has put a damper on fishing. Bluegills
and crappies are hitting on Long Lake and Birch Lake. Turkey
hunting has been very good.
Halls Bait and Tackle, (269) 641-2304.
Monster crappies up to 17 inches long are hitting on Gun Lake.
The best action has been on minnows fished along the weeds in
Robbin’s Bay. Walleye fishing has been pretty good, too. Bluegills
and crappies are hitting on Pine Lake. Several gobblers in the
20-pound range have been tagged.
Gillett’s Bait and Hardware (269) 672-5371.
Lake St. Clair
Perch fishing has been fair on Lake St. Clair. Anglers fishing
with minnows report catching decent numbers of fish in front of the
Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, but they are having to sort through their
catch for keepers. Shore anglers report a fair bite for perch and
crappies at Metro Beach Metropark.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003, (586) 468-9913.
Walleye fishing warmed up last week on the Detroit River. Heavy
winds and rain muddied the water and made fishing difficult in
recent weeks, but the wind and rain died down a little bit at the
end of the week, and anglers report the bite improved. Excellent
reports were coming from anglers jigging at the Belle Isle Bridge,
in front of Joe Louis Arena, and in the Trenton Channel, too.
Bottom Line Bait &_Tackle, (734) 379-9762.
Trenton Lighthouse, (734) 675-7080.
Horse Island Tackle, (734) 692-9839.
Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye fishing has been good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay, but
high winds often have kept anglers grounded. When they can get out,
anglers are trolling crawler harnesses and crankbaits in 8 to 12
feet of water. Good action has been reported from the mouth of the
Saginaw River all the way up to AuGres. There have been no reports
of smelt, yet. Black morels are popping.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Hoyles Marina, (989) 697-4415.
The Grand River is running high, but anglers report a good pike
and walleye bite. The best action has been below the Moore’s River
Dam and the North Lansing Dam. Turkey hunting has been good. Toms
are gobbling, and black morels are popping.
Grand River Bait &_Tackle, (517) 482-4461.
A few walleyes are being caught in Lake Isabella, Coldwater
Lake, and Chippewa Lake. Anglers are having pretty good success
when trolling and drifting with nightcrawler harnesses and leeches.
Crappie fishing has been decent on the Martini Chain of Lakes, Lake
Isabella, and Stevenson Lake. Turkey hunting has been pretty good,
but toms are henning up early. A few black morels are being
Schafer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (989) 644-3501.
Grand Haven Area
High wind and a lot of rain has the water stirred up, but perch
fishing remains good on Lake Michigan. Anglers fishing south of the
Grand Haven pier report a good bite in 60 feet of water. Minnows,
wigglers, and rubber grubs are all producing fish. Steelhead
fishing has slowed on the Grand River, and the water is running
very high. Bluegills are hitting in 8 feet of water on Sterns
Bayou. Leaf worms and wax worms are producing the best results.
Turkey hunting has been good.
Lakeview Marine &_Tackle, (616) 842-2770.
Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Huron. Anglers fishing
around North Island and west of Little Charity Island report a good
bite. Bottom bouncers and crawlers fished in 8 to 14 feet of water
are producing good results. Near shore, walleyes are hitting
crankbaits and large minnows in the Sand Point canals and at Bay
Shore Marina. Anglers fishing in the harbor at Caseville are
catching a few walleyes when the water isn’t muddy. Turkey hunting
has been good when it isn’t raining. Black morels are popping.
Walsh Gun &_Tackle,_(989) 856-4465.