Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – October 26th, 2012
Lake St. Clair
Perch fishing has been very good in Lake St. Clair. Anglers fishing with minnows are catching good numbers of fish off the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, off the Belle River Hump, and around the weather buoy. Walleye fishing remains good in the Detroit River. Jiggers and hand-liners are both taking fish on the American and Canadian sides of the river.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.
Duck hunting is off to a slow start in Oakland County. Urban archers are taking some nice bucks on the edge of populated areas, and a few are being taken from Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. Bucks are on the prowl. Perch are hitting minnows on Union Lake, and crappies are hitting on Maceday, Union, and Loon. Pike fishing also has improved on Pontiac, Cass, and Orchard lakes.
KD Outdoors, (248) 666-7799.
Archery deer season has been slow. Salmon and steelhead are hitting in the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam. Bluegills are hitting in 12 to 18 feet of water on Duck Lake. Often, the fish are suspended. No word on the perch bite yet on Lake Michigan.
Webber & Sons Marine and Tackle, (269) 673-6294.
Bad weather has kept fishing to a minimum. Fresh salmon have moved into the Kalamazoo River. A few steelhead are mixed in, too. Walleyes are hitting on Gravel Lake and Fine Lake. Early bow season has been slow. A few nice bucks have been killed, but hunters are still reporting deaths from EHD. Waterfowl hunting has been decent, with wood ducks making up a good portion of the bag.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.