Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – September 11th, 2015
Lake St. Clair
Muskie fishing has been good in Lake St. Clair in Canadian water. Perch fishing has been pretty good at the St. Clair Light and around buoys 16 and 18. Bass fishing has been good in 15 to 17 feet of water off the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Early goose and teal seasons got of to a good start.
Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.
Luna Pier Area
Perch fishing has been pretty good on Lake Erie. Anglers report catching a lot of yellowbellies but are having to sort their catch to find the keepers. Good action has been reported by anglers fishing at the Dumping Grounds and in front of the Consumers Energy plant in 16 to 20 feet of water.
Luna Pier Harbour Club, (734) 848-8777.
Perch fishing has been awesome on Lake Michigan in 42 feet of water between Deer Lick Creek and the state park. Salmon fishing has been fair in 60 to 90 feet of water, 40 to 60 feet down. A few salmon are starting to trickle into the Black River.
Pyles Port Hole, (269) 637-6720.
Bluegill anglers report a decent bite on School Section, Reynolds, Cranberry, Gravel, Minor, Pleasant, and Rupert lakes. Anglers fishing in the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam are getting some walleyes up to 8 pounds on crankbaits and jerkbaits. Perch are hitting on Eagle and Little Paw Paw lakes in 18 to 24 feet of water.
D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.
Bluegills and sunfish are hitting on Gun Lake. Walleye action has been hot and cold, depending on the weather. Pike fishing has been pretty good on Gun, too. The early waterfowl seasons got off to a good start.
Gillett’s Bait and Hardware, (269) 672-5371.
Saginaw Bay Area
Perch action has been picking up on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay in 10 to 18 feet of water out of Linwood and out around the end of the Pinconning bar. Walleye fishing has tapered off some, but as the temps start to drop, they will be back in and hungry. Early goose season was good.
Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.
Bluegills and crappies are hitting on Pickle, Sylvan, and Emerald lakes in 12 to 18 feet of water. Walleyes are hitting on Hardy and Croton ponds in 20 to 30 feet of water. Smallies are also hitting on the ponds. A few salmon have trickled into the Muskegon River.
Parsley’s Sport and Fly Shop, (231) 652-6986.
Salmon fishing has been pretty good on Lake Michigan. Anglers trolling meat rigs and J-plugs are catching decent numbers of fish in 100 to 175 feet of water, straight out from the harbor. A few fish are starting to move into Pere Marquette Lake.
Captain Chuck’s Fishing, Hunting and Archery, (231) 843-4458.
Walleye fishing has been good in Lake Huron in 25 to 35 feet of water at Big Charity Island and off Oak Pointe. The early teal and goose seasons got off to a good start.
Walsh Gun & Tackle, (989) 856-4465.
Walleyes have moved into southern Lake Huron, and anglers are catching fish in 70 feet of water at the Blue Water Bridge. Muskie fishing remains good in the Black River. The early goose season got off to a good start.
Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.