Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – January 4th, 2013
Irish Hills Area
There was no safe ice in Jackson County last week, but ice was forming on some of the smaller lakes. The deer-hunting season started off pretty good, but faded after Thanksgiving. Coyote hunting has been fair.
Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786.
Skim ice was starting to form on some of the smaller lakes in Oakland County last week, but no fishing was taking place. A couple steelhead have been caught in the Clinton River. The deer season was decent. Predator hunting has been fair.
Hook Line & Sinker, (248) 814-9216.
There was no safe ice last week in St. Joseph County. Deer hunting ended on a good note. Predator hunting has been fair and should improve with a little snow on the ground.
Klinger Lake Trading Post, (269) 651-2679.
There was no safe ice in Kalamazoo County last week, but it was getting close. Steelhead and walleyes have been caught in the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam. A few steelies were being caught in Lake Michigan off the piers at St. Joe. The whitefish action has slowed. Predator hunting has been pretty good.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.