Saginaw Bay Area
Ice was forming on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay last week, and anglers were starting to sneak out in the shallows areas. With nothing but cold weather in the forecast, there were high expectations that the ice-fishing season would get started any day. There was about an inch of snow on the ground. Muzzleloader deer hunting has been fair, and coyotes are plentiful.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Steelhead fishing has been very good in the Muskegon River, with fish up to 15 pounds being caught. Ice was forming on inland lakes, and the hard-water season should get started any day. Rabbit hunting has been good. The muzzleloader deer season has been slow, but coyote trapping has been very good. There was about 6 inches of snow on the ground last week.
Parsley’s Sport and Fly Shop (231) 652-6986.
There was up to 5 inches of ice on Lake Huron last week, and the ice fishing season was under way. Lakers up to 9 pounds have been caught on minnows fished along the breakwall. Perch and pike are being caught in the harbor. Muzzleloader deer hunting has been fair. Coyote and rabbit hunting has been good, with about 3 inches of snow on the ground.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Lexington Harbor on Lake Huron had up to 5 inches of ice last week, and anglers were starting to venture out. Good numbers of brown trout and steelhead, and even a king salmon, have been caught. The muzzleloader deer season has been slow, and hunting pressure has been light. Coyote hunting has been pretty good. There was a couple inches of snow on the ground.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.