Saginaw Bay Area
Perch fishing has been good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Anglers fishing with minnows in 14 to 22 feet of water report a good bite at the Black Hole and the Spark Plug. The morning bite has been the best, especially on calm days. Walleye fishing has been slow, but should improve as the water begins to cool. Some fish have been caught on nightcrawlers and bodybaits in 22 to 25 feet of water near buoys No. 1 and No. 2.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Salmon fishing has improved on the Pere Marquette River as far upstream as the flies-only waters. Flies have produced the best results, including egg-sucking leeches and bead-head caddis. Bodybaits have taken a few fish, too. Brown trout are hitting in the evenings from Sulak west. Crappies are hitting minnows in 18 feet of water on Idlewild and Big Star lakes. Grouse hunting is off to a fair start, and squirrel hunting has been good.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.
Salmon are moving into the Grand River system and heading up to Lansing. Anglers expect good action in coming days at Lyons and Weber dams. Pike and bowfin are keeping anglers busy on the Looking Glass River.
Grand River Bait & Tackle, (517) 482-4461.
Walleye and perch fishing has been good when the weather allows boaters to get out on Lake Huron. Anglers report a decent bite off Oak Point in 30 to 35 feet of water. Squirrel and rabbit hunting has been pretty good. There are lots of turkeys in Huron County, and the early bow deer season should be good, with lots of whitetails in the area.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Steelhead fishing has been decent in the St. Clair River, and anglers walking the boardwalk report a good bite. A few kings have been caught, too. Browns are moving into Port Sanilac and Lexington harbors, and anglers there report success. Squirrel hunting has been good in St. Clair County.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.