Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – August 17TH, 2012
Irish Hills Area
Water levels on local lakes are down and the water is warm. A few bluegills are being caught on Clark and Vineyard lakes in 10 to 20 feet of water along the weeds. Bass fishing has been decent in the mornings in the shallows on Clark and Wamplers.
Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786.
Bass fishing has been good on Pontiac Lake and White Lake. The best action has been early in the mornings and late in the evenings. Despite warm water, anglers are still catching good numbers in the shallows early and late. Panfish are hitting crickets, minnows, and leaf worms on most lakes in Oakland County.
KD Outdoors, (248) 666-7799.
Luna Pier Area
Yellow perch fishing is heating up in the western basin of Lake Erie. Anglers fishing with minnows are catching fish in 15 to 18 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been fair, but most of the fish have moved out of Michigan waters.
Luna Pier Harbour Club, (734) 848-8777.
Bluegill action has been red hot on most lakes in the area. The best bite has come from suspended fish in 20 to 50 feet of water on Muskrat and Duck lakes. Salmon are hitting in Lake Michigan in 80 feet of water. The perch bite has slowed and the fish are on the move. Pike fishing has been good at the mouth of Swan Creek.
Webber & Sons Marine and Tackle, (269) 673-6294.
Bass and panfish are keeping anglers busy on Klinger Lake. Live bait has produced the best results.
Klinger Lake Trading Post, (269) 651-2679.
Bass and perch are hitting on Gull Lake, with a good perch bite being reported from anglers fishing in 20 to 25 feet of water. Catfish are hitting in the Kalamazoo River on cut bait and sucker minnows. Good bluegill action has been reported by anglers fishing Pleasant, Cedar, Three Mile, School Section, North, Gourdneck, and Hogsett lakes.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.