Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – May 24th, 2013
Lake St. Clair
Catch-and-release bass fishing has been unbelievable on Lake St. Clair along the mile roads. Walleye fishing has been fair, but should improve as the weather warms. Walleye fishing remains very good in the Detroit River. The late turkey season has been good.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.
Irish Hills Area
The crappie bite has slowed. A few walleyes have been caught on Sand and Devil’s lakes, and the pike bite is heating up on most lakes in the area. The spring turkey season started out good, but has been slow lately.
Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786.
Panfish are hitting in the shallows on Prince, Graham, and most of the other lakes in the area. A pretty good pike bite has been reported by anglers on Lakeville Lake. Bass fishing has been good across the area, and brown trout fishing has picked up on Paint Creek, now that the water has receded.
Hook Line & Sinker, (248) 814-9216.
Panfish are hitting on Juno and Pleasant lakes. The crappie bite has been hot, and bluegills are starting to move into the shallows. The late turkey season has been fair, but hunting pressure has been light.
Lunkers, (269) 663-3745.
Cold weather put a damper on fishing in Branch County last week. Before the weather turned sour, bluegills and northern pike were being caught on Marble and Union lakes. The late turkey season has been pretty good, but hunting pressure has been light. Morels have been scarce.
Hoskins Bait House, (517) 369-1330
Kings, cohos, and lake trout are hitting in Lake Michigan out of South Haven in 80 to 135 feet of water and at St. Joe in 200 to 240 feet of water. Perch fishing has been good on Lake Cora, and bluegills are hitting on Crooked, Cedar, Huzzy, Duck, Eagle, Bloomingdale, Bankson, and Gourdneck lakes.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277