Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – April 26th, 2013
Saginaw Bay Area
Bad weather and poor fishing conditions were the talk of the town last week in Saginaw. High wind and heavy rain had both Saginaw Bay and the Saginaw River muddied up. There was no fishing pressure. Prior to the bad weather, a few perch were being caught in the cuts, and suckers were thick on the river. Toms are strutting, and turkey numbers are strong.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Fresh steelhead have moved into the Pere Marquette River, and fishing was good prior to storms blowing through the area last week. Expect good action when the water clears and returns to normal levels. Toms are breaking out of their bachelor groups are seeking hens.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974.
High wind and heavy rain put a damper on fishing last week on Lake Michigan. Prior to the bad weather, a few brown trout were being caught by trollers, and walleyes were hitting off the pier. Steelhead fishing has been good in the White and Pentwater rivers. Turkey numbers are strong in Muskegon and Oceana counties. Toms are talking.
Johnson’s Great Outdoors Tackle Shop, (231) 893-6688.
High wind and heavy rain the past two weeks has put a big damper on fishing in Lake Huron at Caseville. Perch and suckers were hitting before the nasty weather took over, but no one has been out lately and water is high and muddy. Toms are gobbling, and the spring turkey season should be good.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.