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Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – May 22nd, 2015

Lake St. Clair
Bass fishing has been very good all over Lake St. Clair. Soft plastics, crankbaits, and swim baits are all catching fish. Walleye fishing has improved with a decent bite being reported by anglers fishing crawler harnesses between the 400 Club and Metro Beach. Walleye fishing remained pretty good on the Detroit River. Jiggers and hand-liners both report a good bite.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.

Commerce Area
Crappie fishing has been pretty good on Union Lake. Anglers fishing with perch minnows report the best success. Walleye anglers are catching decent numbers of fish on Long Lake. Minnows fished in 5 to 10 feet of water are producing the best results. Spring turkey hunting has been fair.  
Buckbass, (248) 360-4000.

Luna Pier Area
Walleye fishing has been good on Lake Erie, but fishing pressure has been light, especially when the wind is out of the east. The best action has been in 12 to 14 feet of water between the dumping grounds and Turtle Island.
Luna Pier Harbour Club, (734) 848-8777.

Allegan Area
Steelhead are hitting on the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam. Spawn and flies are taking fish. A good steelhead bite has been reported by anglers fly fishing on Swan Creek. Fair numbers of salmon and trout have been caught on Lake Michigan. Crappies are hitting on Eagle Lake, and the bluegill bite has been good on Duck Lake. Turkey hunting has slowed. Toms are hanging up out of shooting range. Morels are popping.
Webber & Sons Marine and Tackle, (269) 673-6294.

South Haven
Lake trout fishing has been good on Lake Michigan in 60 to 80 feet of water, and chinooks are hitting a little farther out in 80 to 100 feet of water. Walleye fishing has been good off the pier. Bluegills are hitting wax worms and leaf worms fished in 15 to 20 feet of water on Great Bear Lake. Turkey hunting has been good. Toms are still answering the call. Morel mushrooms are popping.
Pyles Port Hole, (269) 637-6720.

Coldwater Area
Bluegills and crappies are starting to move into the shallows on Cary,  Madison, Gilead, and Long lakes. Minnows have produced for the crappies, and bluegills are hitting minnows, wax worms, and leaf worms. Turkey hunting has been good. Toms are still gobbling. Morels are popping.
Hoskins Bait House, (517) 369-1330

Saginaw Bay Area
Walleye action has been hot in 14 to 18 feet of water on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Most anglers are trolling Rapalas, flicker minnows, or Bombers out in the deeper water, but there have been some great reports coming from the island at the mouth of the river. Jig heads tipped with minnows or power grubs are taking a fair number of fish in 8 to 12 feet of water. Turkey hunting remains good. Morels are popping.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.

Baldwin Area
Hendricksons, small stone flies, blue-winged olives, and sulfers are catching browns and rainbows on the Pere Marquette River. Streamers and nymphs also are taking fish. Bluegills and crappies are starting to hit on Wolf, Idlewild, and Big Star lakes. Turkey hunting has been fair. Toms are still answering the call. Morel mushrooms are beginning to pop in the area woodlots.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.
Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974,

Caseville Area
Walleye fishing has been good on Lake Huron. Anglers fishing in 8 to 12 feet of water off North Island report a good bite on nightcrawler harnesses and bodybaits. Good numbers of perch continue to be caught on minnows fished in the Bayport Canal. Catfish and smallmouth bass are keeping anglers busy off the breakwall in Caseville. Carp have moved into the shallows, and bowfishers are dialing in. Turkey hunting has been very good, and morels are popping.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.

Port Huron
Walleye fishing has picked up on  the St. Clair River. Anglers jigging south of the Black River report a good bite. Shore anglers are catching fish on jigs tipped with twister tails or minnows. A few trout and salmon have been caught in Lake Huron in 60 to 110 feet of water. Anglers fishing from shore in the local harbors also have caught a few fish. Turkey hunting has been fair. Morels are popping.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.

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