Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye action tapered off a little bit on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Anglers trolling and drifting nightcrawlers in 11 to 14 feet of water are finding light numbers of fish at the Pinconning bar and inside the Black Hole. Perch fishing has been slow to get started on the bay this year, but should begin any day. Squirrel hunting has been good.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Fishing pressure has been light in Isabella County, but those venturing out are enjoying good success. Good numbers of walleyes and bluegills have been caught on Coldwater and Isabella lakes. A few turkeys have been killed, but grouse hunting has been slow to get started.
Schafer’s Bait & Sporting Goods, (989) 644-3501.
Salmon fishing remains pretty good in Lake Michigan. Anglers fishing in 100 feet of water are catching fish 60 to 80 feet down. A few fish have moved into the White River, and light numbers have been caught off the pier heads on Lake Michigan. Walleye fishing has been good on the pier at Whitehall. Hunting pressure has been light so far. The deer herd in Muskegon County has taken a hit, and numbers are down.
Johnson’s Great Outdoors Tackle Shop, (231) 893-6688.
Walleye fishing remains good in Lake Huron. Anglers trolling and drifting nightcrawlers off North Heisterman Island and in the slot report good action in 10 feet of water. There have been no reports of perch showing up just yet. Turkey hunting has been good. Squirrel hunters report lots of action, and the early goose season was productive for hunters who ventured out. Deer are in good shape in the Thumb, but there is a lot of standing corn.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Fishing has been slow around St. Clair County. Steelhead and smallmouth bass are hitting off the breakwall on the St. Clair River in downtown Port Huron. Turkey hunting and small-game hunting have been slow. Deer numbers are up.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.