Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – May 23rd, 2014

Lake St. Clair

Rain and high winds kept Lake St. Clair churned up last week and fishing was slow. When the water was clear, catch-and-release bass fishing was red hot all over the lake. Turkey hunting has been slow in the area, and hunting pressure has been light.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.

Trenton Area

There are still a lot of walleyes in the Detroit River. The best bites of late have been on the Canadian side of the river where there was cleaner water. Anglers jigging from Peche Island to the Windsor casino and under the Ambassador Bridge have reported limit catches. On the American side, the bite hasn’t been quite as good, but anglers were catching fish at the steel mill. At night, hand-liners reported taking good numbers of fish at Joe Louis Arena and Shane Park.
Bottom Line Bait & Tackle, (734) 379-9762.
Trenton Lighthouse, (734) 675-7080.
Horse Island Tackle, (734) 692-9839.

St. Joseph Area

Lots of king salmon and a few cohos and brown trout have been caught in Lake Michigan. Anglers trolling spoons in 70 to 100 feet of water, 25 to 60 feet down, report a very good bite. Crappies are moving into the shallows on inland lakes in the area, and a good bite has been reported by anglers fishing on Indian, Big Paw Paw, and Magician lakes. Turkey-hunting pressure has been light.
Broadlow’s Fishin’ Hole, (269) 982-3474.

Kalamazoo Area

Catch-and-release bass season has been good on Gull, Deep, Barton, and Austin lakes. Bluegills are starting to bed on local lakes, and the bite has been good in the shallows on Duck, Cora, and Ruppert. The crappie bite has been good on Baseline, Portage, Gun, Indian, and Cedar lakes. One angler caught a 2-pounder on Cedar last week on a slider grub. Walleye fishing has been good on the St. Joe River, Lake of the Woods, and Gravel Lake. The late turkey season has been decent.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.

Categories: Michigan Fishing Reports, South (Central)

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