Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – May 24th, 2013
Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye fishing is heating up on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Stickbaits and crawlers fished in 8 to 10 feet of water are catching good numbers of fish at Linwood. Jig anglers are catching fish around the island at the mouth of the Saginaw River. Bow fishers are taking carp and gar all around the bay. The late turkey season has been good. There are lots of birds around.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Fishing pressure has been light in Lake County. The panfish bite has been good on Big Star and Idlewild lakes. Trout fishing has been good on the Pere Marquette River, where the water temperature was in the upper 50s last week. A few morels are popping. The late turkey season has been good, but numbers seem to be down a little.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.
Grand Haven Area
Fishing has been a little slow in Ottawa and Muskegon counties. Fair numbers of crappies and bluegills are hitting in Sterns Bayou. A few salmon are being caught along the mud line in Lake Michigan, but cool weather last week seemed to give the fish lockjaw. The late turkey season has been good, but mushroom hunting has been slow.
Lakeview Marine & Tackle, (616) 842-2770.
Bass fishing has been very good in Lake Huron around the tip of the Thumb, and bow fishers are shooting a lot of carp. Walleye fishing has been fair at Sand Point in 6 to 12 feet of water. Nightcrawler harnesses are producing the best results. Bass and walleyes are hitting in the harbor at Caseville, and a few lake trout are being caught, too. The late turkey season has been good, and a few morels are being found.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.