Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – July 19th, 2013
Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye fishing remains good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Anglers fishing in 7 to 22 feet of water report catching fish on crawler harnesses, crankbaits, and small spoons. Perch are starting to show up in light numbers at the Black Hole and Au Gres.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Trout fishing has been good on the Pere Marquette River. Nymphs, spinners, and crawlers are all producing. Bluegills are hitting on most inland lakes in the area. Bass are hitting spinners and rubber worms on Wolf. Crappie fishing has been good on Idlewild, Big Star, and Big Bass lakes.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.
Trout and bass fishing has been good in the Muskegon River, and the walleye bite has been good on Croton and Hardy ponds. The best action has been in 15 to 30 feet of water. Second and Third lakes have produced some good crappie fishing, and bluegills are hitting on most of the inland lakes in the area. Catfish are hitting on Hess and Brooks lakes.
Parsley’s Sport and Fly Shop (231) 652-6986.
Walleye fishing has been good on Lake Huron. Anglers trolling and drifting crawler harnesses are catching limits of walleyes 3 to 10 miles off shore in 20 to 35 feet of water.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Harbor Beach Area
Bass fishing has been good up and down the shore of Lake Huron. Anglers casting cranks and soft plastics are catching fish in 6 to 18 feet of water. Perch fishing has been very good at Port Sanilac. The best salmon and trout fishing in the area has been out of Port Hope.
Frank’s Place Bait & Tackle, (989) 864-5634.
Walleye fishing has been very good in the St. Clair River and at the head of the river in Lake Huron. Crawler harnesses and bottom bouncers have produced the best results.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.