Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – September 28th, 2012
Fishing pressure has been light around Oakland County as anglers switch gears and head afield. A few bass have been caught along the weed edges in Lake Orion, and trout anglers are still finding a few browns in Paint Creek. Rabbit hunting has been decent in the Bald Mountain Recreation Area. Squirrel hunting has been tough, with thick foliage hampering success.
Hook Line & Sinker, (248) 814-9216.
Luna Pier Area
Perch fishing has been good in the western basin of Lake Erie. Anglers fishing with minnows report a good bite in 17 feet of water in front of Toledo Beach.
Luna Pier Harbour Club, (734) 848-8777.
Steelhead and salmon are keeping anglers busy on the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam. Plugs, spinners, and spoons are all taking fish. There are lots of fish in the river, but the water is low and clear so the fish are a little spooked. Bluegill fishing has been good in 30 to 40 feet of water, 10 to 20 feet down, on Lake 11, Scott Lake, and Great Bear Lake. There are lots of squirrels in the woods, and small-game hunters are dialing in.
Webber & Sons Marine and Tackle, (269) 673-6294.
Pike fishing has been very good on Twin, Gull, Gun, Scott, Upper Crooked, and Cedar lakes. Bluegills are hitting in the shallows on North, Pleasant, School Section, Little Sugarloaf, and Portage lakes. Spikes, wax worms, and red worms are producing fish. Pier fishing has been good for salmon and steelhead on Lake Michigan at St. Joe and South Haven. Boaters trolling out of South Haven are catching salmon in 110 to 120 feet of water. Meat rigs and flies are working best.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.