Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – October 12th, 2012
Saginaw Bay Area
Perch fishing is heating up on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Anglers report good action when fishing in 14 to 22 feet of water at the Black Hole. A few walleyes have been caught in 22 to 25 feet of water at buoys No. 1 and No. 2. The best action has come early in the mornings. Goose hunting has been good, and the archery deer season is off to a fair start.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
The water level is down on the Pere Marquette River, but salmon anglers report success. Fresh fish are still moving into the river. Early archery deer hunting has been slow. Deer numbers are up a little, but most are young deer. Squirrel hunting has been good.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.
Grand Haven Area
Salmon and steelhead fishing has been good in the south branch of the Grand River. Spoons, spawn, and bodybaits have all been taking fish. Salmon fishing has been decent in Lake Michigan in 200 to 250 feet of water, 100 to 120 feet down. EHD is hitting the area hard, and early archery deer season has been fair.
Lakeview Marine & Tackle, (616) 842-2770.
Perch fishing has been good in Lake Huron in 35 to 40 feet of water off Oak Point. Lots of fish between 9 and 14 inches have been caught. Bass fishing has been good off the breakwall in the harbor. Archery deer season is off to a good start. Goose hunting also has been good.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Salmon and steelhead fishing remains good off the boardwalk on the St. Clair River. Steelhead, salmon, and browns are hitting in Lake Huron in the harbors at Port Sanilac and Lexington. Archery deer season is off to a slow start.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.