Saginaw Bay Area
The rut is on and bucks are on the move in Arenac and Bay counties. Gun season should be very good. Waterfowl hunting remains pretty good with flight birds moving through the area. Perch are moving in toward shore, and anglers are catching good numbers of fish in the cuts and streams all around Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Walleye fishing has been good in 16 feet of water.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
The rut is on and deer are on the move in Lake County. The firearms deer season should be good. Deer numbers are in fair shape. Fishing pressure has been light, with windy weather keeping anglers off the water. Steelhead fishing has been good on the Pere Marquette River. Flies and spawn are both producing good results.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974
The rut is on and bucks are on the move, chasing does. The firearms deer season is expected to be decent in Ingham and Clinton counties. Walleye fishing has been decent on the Grand River at Moore’s Park Dam. A few catfish and northern pike have been caught, too. Steelhead fishing has been slow.
Grand River Bait & Tackle, (517) 482-4461.
The rut is on and about 75 percent of the crops are down, so expectations are running high for the firearms deer season in Huron County. Waterfowl hunting has been good on Lake Huron and inland in the crop fields. There are lots of geese around. Perch are in, and shore anglers are catching lots of fish in the harbor at Caseville and at the mouth of the Pigeon River. Anglers are having to sort through their catch to find the keepers, but the action has been good.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
The rut is on and bucks are chasing does. The firearms deer season should be good. Waterfowl hunting has been good, with lots of flight birds moving through the area. Walleyes are hitting in the St. Clair River above the Blue Water Bridge. The best action has come to anglers fishing along the edge of the shipping channel. Steelhead fishing has been phenomenal in the St. Clair River. Red-eye spoons have produced the best results.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.