Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – August 30th, 2013

Saginaw Bay Area

Walleye fishing remains pretty good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. The best action has come to anglers fishing in 18 to 22 feet of water in the inner bay at the pencil buoys and along the outside of the shipping channel. A few perch are starting to show up, and action should heat up any day. There are plenty of geese on the bay and the early season should be good.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.

Baldwin Area

Fishing has been fair in Lake County. A few salmon and brown trout have been caught in the midsection of the Pere Marquette River. A little rain should cool the river and bring in more fish. A few big bluegills  have been caught on Idlewild and Big Star lakes, and light numbers of perch are hitting on Big Star. Pike fishing has been good on Idlewild and Big Star and some of the smaller lakes in the area. There are very few geese in Lake County and fewer goose hunters.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.

Newaygo Area

Walleye fishing has been good on Hardy Dam Pond. Anglers jigging with leeches and crawlers in 30 to 40 feet of water report a pretty good bite. Bluegill fishing has also been good on Hardy Pond. A few salmon are starting to show up in the Muskegon River and the action should improve with a little rain and cooler weather. Rainbows and browns are still hitting in the Pere Marquette River, too. The early goose season should be decent, with a fair number of resident geese in the area.
Parsley’s Sport and Fly Shop (231) 652-6986.

Caseville Area

Walleye fishing remains very good in Lake Huron. A good bite has been reported by anglers fishing at Oak Point in 24 to 34 feet of water, the buoy at Sand Point in 9 to 14 feet of water, and “The Slot” off North Heisterman Island and off Heisterman Islands in 14 to 16 feet of water. Perch fishing also has been good off North Heisterman Island in 12 to 15 feet of water, and off Oak Point in the 50-foot hole. The early goose season should be very good. There is a large population of resident geese in the area.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.

Harbor Beach Area

Walleye fishing has been decent in Lake Huron. The best action has come to anglers fishing in 55 feet of water and in 110 feet of water 55 feet down. Steelhead are hitting in 110 feet of water, 30 feet down. There are no signs of perch yet, but anglers expect them to start showing up any day now. Bass and rock bass are hitting in the shallows and keeping shore anglers busy. Goose numbers are down a little bit but there is optimism for the early season.
Frank’s Place Bait & Tackle, (989) 864-5634.

Port Huron

Walleyes have moved out into the deeper water of Lake Huron and fishing has been slow. Good numbers of salmon and steelhead are hitting in Lake Huron at Port Sanilac in 125 to 150 feet of water. Catfish and northern pike are being caught in the Black River, and bass anglers report a good bite, too. There are lots of Canada geese in St. Clair and Sanilac counties, and the early season should be a good one.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.

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