Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012
Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye fishing has slowed a little on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay, with northeast winds blowing in. The best action has come to anglers trolling or drifting in 22 to 25 feet of water with crawlers, spoons, or crankbaits.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Trout fishing has been slow on the Pere Marquette River, but the action has started to improve with cooler weather. Hoppers and spinners have produced the best results. Panfish and bass action has been good on Big Bass, Wolf, Big Star, and Idlewild lakes. Bluegills are hitting crickets and leaf worms in 12 to 16 feet of water.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.
Grand Haven Area
Salmon fishing remains good on Lake Michigan. Anglers trolling spoons and flies in 70 to 170 feet of water, 85 feet down, are catching good numbers of fish. Bass fishing has been good on Spring Lake and in the Grand River. Catfish action has been good in the bayous and in the Grand.
Lakeview Marine & Tackle, (616) 842-2770.
Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Huron off Oak Point in 30 to 36 feet of water. Crawler harnesses are producing the best results. Bass and catfish have been caught off the breakwall in the harbor.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Harbor Beach Area
Perch fishing has been decent in Lake Huron in 40 to 45 feet of water off Wagner Park and south of Harbor Beach. Bass fishing has been good in the harbor on soft plastics. Occasionally, a perch or walleye is being caught in the harbor. Good numbers of salmon, steelhead, and lake trout have been caught in 110 to 150 of water.
Frank’s Place Bait & Tackle, (989) 864-5634.