Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – June 7th, 2013
Lake St. Clair
Walleye fishing has been good on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. Smallmouth bass, perch, pike, and muskie fishing also have been good on St. Clair. Silver bass are everywhere in the river.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.
Luna Pier Area
Walleye fishing has been good in the western basin of Lake Erie. Anglers report limit catches in 19 to 24 feet of water between the Raisin River buoys and Stony Point. Crawlers and spoons are both producing good results. Bass fishing has been good off Sterling State Park.
Luna Pier Harbour Club, (734) 848-8777.
Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Anglers trolling and drifting crawler harnesses report good action off the Pinconning Bar in 10 to 12 feet of water, 3 to 4 miles out from Linwood, 1 mile north of Callahan Road, and in 6 feet of water off Finn Road. A good bite also has been reported by anglers fishing at the north end of the “Slot.”
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Fishing has picked up in the Grand River. Anglers report catching fair numbers of catfish, bass, and panfish. A few walleyes are being picked up below the dam. Bluegills are moving into the shallows on Lake Ovid and Morrison Lake.
Grand River Bait & Tackle, (517) 482-4461.
Bluegill fishing has been good on Great Bear Lake and Schemehorn Lake. Walleye and steelhead fishing has been slow in the St. Joe River. Fair numbers of cohos and king salmon are being caught in Lake Michigan in 60 to 120 feet of water. A few perch are being caught in 60 to 80 feet of water.
Webber & Sons Marine and Tackle, (269) 673-6294.
Grand Haven Area
Salmon fishing has been good on Lake Michigan. Anglers trolling spoons and flies with flashers are catching suspended fish in 150 to 180 feet of water, 80 to 90 feet down. Some salmon are still being caught in up to 220 feet of water. Pier fishing was hit or miss, with a few salmon and trout being caught. Perch fishing has been slow.
Lakeview Marine & Tackle, (616) 842-2770.
Harbor Beach Area
Salmon and trout fishing has been good on southern Lake Huron. Salmon and steelhead are being caught on spoons in 40 to 85 feet of water. Steelhead are hitting spoons fished closer to the surface. Lake trout are hitting dodgers and spin-n-glows or spoons fished near the bottom. Bass fishing has been good in the harbor and close to shore by those casting or trolling spoons and crankbaits. A few walleyes have been caught off the pier. Crankbaits fished early and late have produced the best results.
Frank’s Place Bait & Tackle, (989) 864-5634.