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Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – July 3rd, 2015

Lake St. Clair

Walleyes are keeping anglers busy on Lake St. Clair at Metro Beach and in front of the 400 Club. Crawlers have produced the best results, and the hot action has been early in the mornings. Bass and muskie fishing also has been good on St. Clair.

Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.

Trenton Area

Walleye fishing remains decent in the Detroit River. Plastic minnows and worms fished on jigs, sometimes tipped with pieces of live crawler or minnow heads, are producing good results. Sheepshead, white bass, and muskies also are being caught, according to recent reports.

Bottom Line Bait & Tackle, (734) 379-9762.

Trenton Lighthouse, (734) 675-7080.

Horse Island Tackle, (734) 692-9839.

Allegan Area

Fishing pressure has been light in southwest Lower Michigan with high water levels and rain keeping anglers grounded. Bluegills have moved off their beds, and action has been pretty good on Emerson Lake. A decent crappie bite has been reported by anglers on Baseline Lake. Muskie fishing has been good on Osterhout Lake. One angler caught a 25-pounder last week. Perch fishing has been slow on Lake Michigan.

Webber & Sons Marine and Tackle, (269) 673-6294.

South Haven

Salmon, lake trout, and steelhead fishing have been good on Lake Michigan. The best action has been in 80 to 120 feet of water. A few perch have been caught in 20 to 25 feet of water south of the pier near the dunes. Catfish and a few steelhead have been caught off the pier. Rain and muddy water have put a damper on inland lake fishing. 

Pyles Port Hole, (269) 637-6720.

Saginaw Bay Area

High winds wreaked havoc on anglers trying to get out on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay last week. When they could get out, anglers reported a good walleye bite on nightcrawler harnesses trolled at 1 to 1.5 mph. Hot spots include the Black Hole and the Spark Plug.

Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.

Ludington Area

Good numbers of salmon and trout are hitting in Lake Michigan. The best action has come to anglers fishing 60 to 70 feet down in 200 to 250 feet of water. Crappies are hitting minnows fished in Hamlin and Crystal lakes in 5 to 15 feet of water. Bass fishing has been good on Hamlin. Anglers fishing rubber worms in 10 to 15 feet of water are picking up good numbers of fish. Bluegills are hitting crickets on Upper Hamlin, and pike fishing has been decent on Pere Marquette Lake and Hamlin Lake along the weeds in 10 to 15 feet of water.

Captain Chuck’s Fishing, Hunting and Archery, (231) 843-4458.

Caseville Area

Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Huron. Anglers trolling crawler harnesses and crankbaits between Oak Point and Charity Islands report the best action. Bass and catfish are hitting in the harbor in Caseville. 

Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.

Port Huron

Walleye fishing has been pretty good on Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. Anglers wire-lining with crawlers and whipping crankbaits at night are catching lots of fish. Good numbers of silver bass are being caught, too, with minnows producing the best results. Salmon and trout fishing has been very good in Lake Huron at Sanilac and Harbor Beach in 75 to 90 feet of water.  

Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.


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