Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – July 5th, 2013
Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye fishing has been pretty good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Anglers trolling crawler harnesses, spoons, and crankbaits are all reporting good action in 7 to 22 feet of water from the mouth of the Saginaw River all the way up to Standish. Perch fishing has been slow, but should improve any day. Look for yellowbellies to start showing up at the Black Hole and at AuGres.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Browns and rainbows are keeping trout anglers busy on the Muskegon River. Single eggs, minnows, spinners, and crankbaits are all producing good results. Smallmouth bass action also has been very good in the river. Bluegills are spawning on inland lakes in the area, including Hess, Brooks, and Freemont.
Parsley’s Sport and Fly Shop (231) 652-6986
Bluegill fishing has been very good. The fish are in shallow on most lakes in the area. Walleye fishing has been good on Coldwater and Littlefield lakes. Anglers fishing crawler harnesses along the breaklines report a good bite. Bass fishing has been good. The spawn is over and the fish have moved back out to the weedlines.
Schafer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (989) 644-3501.
Walleye fishing has ben good in Lake Huron off the east corner of Charity Island in 9 to 20 feet of water and off Oak Point in 12 to 40 feet of water. Crawler harnesses with bottom bouncers have been taking lots of fish. Catfish and carp fishing has been pretty good, too. Perch fishing has been slow, but whitefish are hitting off Port Austin in 14 to 18 feet of water.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.