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Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – December 5th, 2014

Lake St. Clair
Rain and high winds had Lake St. Clair stirred up and muddy last week, and fishing stalled. When the water clears, panfish should be hitting off 9 and 11 mile roads and at the metropark. Walleye fishing had been pretty good around Harsens Island. The wacky weather also put a damper on the firearms deer season. Windy weather and frigid temperatures after the opener kept many hunters at home.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.

Pontiac Area
Fishing pressure has been light on lakes in Oakland County. High winds had many lakes muddied up last week and most fishermen were out hunting anyways. The firearms deer season was pretty good in Oakland County.
KD Outdoors, (248) 666-7799.

Edwardsburg Area
The firearms deer season was pretty good in Cass County. There was about a foot of snow for the opener, but it had melted by last week. Fishing pressure has been light. A few walleyes have been caught at the Berrien Springs Dam on the St. Joe River. The best action has come on suckers, crankbaits, and swim baits fished at night. The crappie bite has been good in the open water on Eagle and Clear lakes, and anglers report good perch action on Little and Big Corey lakes.
Lunkers, (269) 663-3745.

South Haven
The firearms deer season was pretty good in Van Buren County. There was a couple inches of snow on the ground for the opener, but it had melted by last week. Steelhead and brown trout are being caught in the Black River. Flatfish and small body baits have produced the best results. Fishing has been quiet on the inland lakes in the area.
Pyles Port Hole, (269) 637-6720.

Kalamazoo Area
The firearms deer season was a little slow in Kalamazoo County. There was about 14 inches of snow on the opener, then the winds picked up. The snow had melted as of last week, and the rivers were high and muddy. Steelhead fishing has been fair on the Kalamazoo River, where the water was up by about three feet. Crankbaits were producing fish, but spawn has produced the best in the high water.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.

Caseville Area
The firearms deer season was slow in Huron County with high wind, rain, and snow all combining to pester hunters. The corn was about 90 percent down last week, so the muzzleloader season should be better. Lake trout are in the harbor on Lake Huron, and anglers report good catches off the breakwall. A fair numbers of walleyes have been caught, too.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.

Port Huron
There was still a lot of standing corn in the area last week, and the firearms deer season was fair. Between the corn, the wind, and blowing snow, conditions were tough. Fishing pressure has been light on the St. Clair River. Good numbers of steelhead have been caught off the boardwalk in Port Huron. Use emerald shiners.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.

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