Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – September 13th, 2013
Lake St. Clair
Perch fishing has been good on Lake St. Clair. Good action has come to anglers fishing minnows at the cement marker, and off 24 Mile, 25 Mile, and 26 Mile roads. Anglers are catching good numbers of smallmouth bass, too. Walleye fishing has been fair, with the best action coming southwest of the St. Clair light in 12 to 15 feet of water, at the dumping grounds, and off Peach Island. Early goose season has been fair.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.
Irish Hills Area
Bluegill fishing has been good on Devil’s Lake in 25 feet of water. Crickets have produced the best action. Bass fishing has been slow, but a fair number of crappies are hitting minnows fished in Wamplers Lake. Early goose season has been slow.
Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786.
Luna Pier Area
Perch fishing has been pretty good in the western basin of Lake Erie. Anglers fishing off Toledo Beach are catching fish in 14 to 16 feet of water. A fair number of fish have been caught off buoys No. 1 and No. 2 at the mouth of the Raisin River. Goose hunting has been good, but hunting pressure has been light.
Luna Pier Harbour Club, (734) 848-8777.
Bass and panfish are hitting on most lakes in Cass County. Bass fishing has been good in the shallows on Diamond, Clear, and Pleasant lakes. Panfish action has been good on Cory and Long lakes. The best bites have come on minnows and leaf worms fished 15 feet down in 20 to 25 feet of water. Goose numbers are up, but hunting pressure has been light in the early season.
Lunkers, (269) 663-3745.
Salmon fishing has been pretty good on Lake Michigan. Anglers trolling in 100 to 130 feet of water report good action when trolling their lures 50 to 65 feet down. Perch fishing remains good both north and south of the piers at South Haven in 30 to 40 feet of water. Anglers are having to sort through their catch to find the keepers, but the action has been hot. Goose hunting has been fair.
Pyles Port Hole, (269) 637-6720.
Perch fishing has been good on Gillead Lake. Wigglers fished along the weeds have produced the best action. Bass, bluegill, and walleye fishing have been slow. The early goose season was slow, and hunting pressure was light.
Hoskins Bait House, (517) 369-1330.
Walleyes and steelhead are keeping anglers busy on the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam, and boat anglers are catching steelhead on plugs and yarn at Swan Creek. A few catfish up to 20 pounds have been caught at night. Rainbow trout are hitting red worms and wax worms fished at night on Hemlock Lake and Little Paw Paw Lake. On Gourdneck Lake, anglers are catching suspended bluegills in 50 feet of water, 12 feet down. ‘Gills also are hitting on North Lake, Eagle Lake in Bloomingdale, Shafer Lake, Pleasant Lake, Upper Crooked Lake, and Rupert Lake. Early goose season has been decent, but hunting pressure has been light.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.