Saginaw Bay Area
Perch fishing has been good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Anglers are catching fish on minnows fished in 10 to 15 feet of water at the Pinconning sand bar and in 16 to 18 feet of water at the Cigar and the pencil buoys. A few perch also are being caught in the cuts and marinas. When a northeast wind is blowing, anglers are scooting up into the Saginaw River and jigging up lots of walleyes in 12 to 16 feet of water. Bowhunting has been good in Saginaw County and waterfowl hunting has been very good all along the bay.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Salmon and steelhead are hitting in the Muskegon River all the way up to Croton Dam. Fresh steelhead have moved into the lower stretch of the river. Waterfowl hunting has been decent, but flight ducks have yet to arrive. The archery deer season has been spotty. Bucks are scraping and starting to chase the does.
Parsley’s Sport and Fly Shop, (231) 652-6986.
Perch fishing has been good off the docks in the harbor in Lake Huron. Action has been good but anglers are having to sort through their catch. Goose hunting has been good and duck hunters are killing lots of redheads on shore and out in the lake. Bowhunting has been good. Most of the corn is still standing. Bucks are scraping and chasing does. Turkey hunting has been pretty good. Pheasant hunting has been slow.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Steelhead fishing has been phenomenal in the St. Clair River. Anglers report catching more steelies than ever before. Walleye fishing has been very good in Lake Huron above the Blue Water Bridge. Jiggers and whippers are both taking good numbers of ‘eyes. Bucks are moving and chasing does and the corn is starting to come down. Waterfowl hunting has been slow at Port Huron.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.