Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – August 31st, 2012
Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye fishing has been good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay in 22 to 25 feet of water near the No. 1 and No. 2 buoys. ‘Eyes are hitting in 12 to 15 feet of water in the inner bay, too. A few perch are starting to hit on the east side of the Black Hole and at the Spark Plug. The early goose season is expected to be great.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Salmon fishing has been good in Pere Marquette Lake. Some salmon have been found in the Pere Marquette River below Indian Bridge and are starting to move upstream. Topwater patterns are taking good numbers of brown trout at night on the PM. Bluegills are hitting in 14 to 18 feet of water on Idlewild, North Lake, and Star Lake. Crickets have produced the best action. Bass fishing has been pretty good on Wolf, Big Star, and Idlewild in 6 to 10 feet of water.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.
Walleye fishing is heating up a little on Coldwater Lake and Lake Isabella. The best action has come to anglers fishing with jigs tipped with leeches or crawlers, or slip bobbers and leeches or crawlers, along the drop-offs. Bluegills also are biting along the drops on Coldwater, Stevenson, Isabella, and the Martini Chain of Lakes. Early goose season should be great.
Schafer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (989) 644-3501.
Perch fishing has been good in Lake Huron, but minnows are somewhat scarce. Anglers fishing in 20 to 30 feet of water report a good bite at Sebewaing and off Oak Point. Good numbers of walleyes are being picked up in 20 to 28 feet of water northeast of Big Charity Island. Anglers are fishing with crawler harnesses right on bottom. A few bass and pike are being caught in the harbor at Caseville. Early goose season should be a good one.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Harbor Beach Area
Perch fishing has been good on Lake Huron. Anglers are finding some success while fishing with minnows in 25 to 50 feet of water. Salmon fishing remains pretty good in 100 feet of water. A few steelhead and lake trout are starting to hit, too. The early goose season is expected to be fair.
Frank’s Place Bait & Tackle, (989) 864-5634.