Saginaw Bay Area
Perch fishing has been steady on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. The best bites have come to anglers fishing in 14 to 18 feet of water from Linwood to AuGres. Walleye fishing has been good, too. Anglers trolling crawlers and crankbaits are catching good numbers of fish at the Pinconning and Saganing sand bars. Deer season is off to a good start, and a few turkeys have been killed in Saginaw County. Waterfowl hunting should be good.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Bluegills and crappies are keeping anglers busy on Bass, Maston, and Blue lakes. Crickets have produced the best results when fished right on the bottom in 20 feet of water. Deer numbers are in good shape in Mecosta and Montcalm counties.
Tows Country Store, (616) 984-5895.
Grand Haven Area
Salmon fishing has been fair in Lake Michigan and in the Grand River. Bluegills and crappies are hitting on Pottawatomie and Sterns bayous. Waterfowl hunting should be good, with lots of birds in the area. Deer numbers are in good shape in Ottawa County. Turkey hunting has been quiet.
Lakeview Marine & Tackle, (616) 842-2770.
Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Huron off Sand Point. Crawlers fished in 12 to 14 feet of water are producing good results. Perch are starting to move into the Pigeon River. Turkey hunting has been very good, but hunting pressure has been light. There are a lot of deer in Huron County.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
A few salmon have been caught in the St. Clair River by anglers fishing spoons and spawn off the boardwalk in Port Huron. Fair numbers of walleyes have been caught in Lake Huron north of the Bluewater Bridge by anglers jigging with emerald shiners. Squirrel hunting has been very good. A few turkeys have been shot, and deer hunting should be good.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232