Central Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – September 13th, 2013

Saginaw Bay Area

Walleyes fishing has been good in Saginaw Bay in 18 to 22 feet of water in the inner bay. Anglers report catching fish from the pencil buoy all along the west side of the channel to buoy No. 1. A few perch are being caught, and that bite should improve as temperatures begin to dip. Early waterfowl hunting has been good with lots of Canada geese in the area.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.

Baldwin Area

Water temperature in the Pere Marquette River last week was 56 degrees and the river was two inches low. Trout fishing has slowed a bit, but anglers are still catching fair numbers of fish on ‘hoppers, bead-head nymphs, and spinners. Salmon are moving into the river, and anglers are dialing in. Flies like egg-sucking leeches, spinners, and spawn are all taking fair numbers of kings. Panfish and bass are hitting on most of the inland lakes, but overall the action has been slow. Early goose season has been fair. Squirrel, woodcock, and grouse hunting should be pretty good.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974

Lansing Area

Catfish and smallmouth bass are hitting in the Grand River. Try crawlers and stinkbaits for the cats and soft plastics for bass. Good numbers of pike and walleyes have been caught at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. The panfish bite has been good on Morrison and Sleepy Hollow lakes. Early goose season has been decent, but hunting pressure has been light.
Grand River Bait & Tackle, (517) 482-4461.

Grand Haven Area

Salmon are moving into the Grand River, and anglers are doing well when fishing flies, spinners, and spawn. A good number of fish are being caught in Lake Michigan, too, in 80 to 120 feet of water, 70 feet down. Perch fishing has been good in Lake Michigan off the pier heads in Grand Haven and out in 60 feet of water. Bluegills are hitting on Sterns Bayou, and Spring Lake. Early goose hunting has been fair.
Lakeview Marine & Tackle, (616) 842-2770.

Caseville Area

Perch fishing has been good in Lake Huron. Anglers drowning minnows in the 50-foot hole off Oak Point and in 14 to 16 feet of water north of North Heisterman Island all report some success. Walleyes also are being caught off North Heisterman and at Sand Point in 8 to 14 feet of water. Bass fishing has been good in the harbor off the breakwall. Goose hunting has been good, but the birds are scattered. Early turkey season should be good, with lots of turkeys in the area.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.

Harbor Beach Area

Salmon and steelhead have been caught in fair numbers in Lake Huron in 70 to 90 feet of water. A few walleyes are mixed in with the salmon and trout. Lake trout are scattered, but fish are being caught on occasion. The best action has come early in the mornings and late in the evenings. Early goose hunting has been slow, and hunting pressure has been light.
Frank’s Place Bait & Tackle, (989) 864-5634.

Port Huron

Walleye fishing has been slow in Lake Huron and in the St. Clair River at Port Huron. Salmon and steelhead fishing has been slow, but a few fish are being caught in the St. Clair River. The early goose season has been slow, and hunting pressure has been light.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.

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