Saginaw Bay Area
Perch fishing has been good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. The best action has come to anglers fishing with minnows in 13 to 17 feet of water from the sailboat buoys up to Standish. Walleye fishing has been decent, too. Bowhunting has been good, and bucks are on the prowl. There are lots of ducks and geese on the bay.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Spawn and flies have been producing a good steelhead bite on the Pere Marquette River. A few salmon also are being caught. Bluegill, crappies, and perch are hitting on Big Star Lake. Grouse hunting has been good. Deer numbers seem to be up a little, and bucks are on the move.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com
Salmon fishing remains decent in the Muskegon River, and a few steelhead are being caught, too. Walleye action has been good on Croton and Hardy ponds and Freemont Lake. Deer hunting has been slow, but bucks are starting to get frisky.
Parsley’s Sport and Fly Shop (231) 652-6986.
Grand Haven Area
Steelhead are hitting off the piers on Lake Michigan. Spawn has produced the best action. Perch fishing has been good, but the fish are on the move. Bluegill fishing has been very good on Sterns Bayou. Archery deer season has been good, and bucks are on the move. Waterfowl hunting has been slow. A few flight ducks are starting to trickle through.
Lakeview Marine & Tackle, (616) 842-2770.
Perch are hitting in the Pigeon River and in the harbor on Lake Huron in Caseville. Minnows are producing the best results. There are no reports of lake trout showing up yet, but they could arrive any day. Duck and goose hunting has been good, and a few flight birds are showing up. Crops are coming down, and deer hunting is improving. Bucks are starting to chase does. Turkey hunting has been good.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Jiggers are catching good numbers of walleyes in Lake Huron at the Blue Water Bridge. Whippers are catching fish in the St. Clair River all the way down to Marysville. Archery deer season is heating up, and bucks are on the move. Coyote trappers are reporting some success, with lots of song dogs in St. Clair County. Waterfowl season has been very good, but turkey hunting has been slow.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232