Saginaw Bay Area
High winds out of the southwest created poor ice conditions last week on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. A few perch have been caught in the shallows, but fishing pressure has been very light and ice conditions have been poor. Coyote and crow seasons have been decent.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Crappies and pike have been caught on Idlewild Lake. Walleye fishing has been good on Big Star Lake, and one angler caught a 27-incher last week. A few perch were hitting minnows on Big Bass Lake. There was a foot of snow on the ground last week with more in the forecast. Hunting pressure has been light.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.
Ice fishing has been good in Isabella County. Crappies and bluegills are hitting wax worms and minnows on Lake Isabella. A few walleyes have been caught there, too. On Coldwater Lake, anglers report good perch and walleye action. There was around 10 inches of snow on the ground last week with more in the forecast. Coyotes are on the move.
Schafer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (989) 644-3501.
The lake trout bite has been very good in Lake Huron off the end of the breakwall in Caseville. A few whitefish and walleyes are being caught, too. Pike fishing has been good off Mud Creek, but the perch bite has been slow. Ice conditions deteriorate the farther out you go from shore. Coyote hunting has been good, with about 4 inches of snow on the ground. Crow hunting has been good, too.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
A few pike have been caught and speared in the bays along Lake Huron. Brown trout are hitting jigging spoons fished in the harbors at Lexington and Port Sanilac. Predator hunting has been fair, and rabbit and squirrel hunting has been good.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.