Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – September 25th, 2015

Lake St. Clair

Bass fishing has been very good on Lake St. Clair in 14 to 16 feet of water. Perch fishing has been fair, with a lot of small fish being caught near the cans and off the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Muskie fishing has been very good, especially along the Canadian side of the lake. The best action has been in 12 to 18 feet of water.  

Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003.

Irish Hills Area

Fishing has been good in Jackson County. Bluegills are hitting crickets in 30 feet of water on Devils and Wamplers lakes. Bass fishing remains good, and decent numbers of northern pike are being caught on Devils and Wamplers, too. Goose hunting has been slow with warm weather keeping hunters at bay and pushing some birds north.

Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786.

 

SOUTHWESTERN LP

South Haven

When the weather allows anglers to get out, perch have been caught on Lake Michigan in 35 to 40 feet of water, south of South Haven near the dunes. Fair numbers of cohos and steelhead are hitting off the pier and farther out in 40 to 60 feet of water. 

Pyles Port Hole, (269) 637-6720.

Kalamazoo Area

Good numbers of kings and cohos are being caught in the Kalamazoo River below the Allegan Dam. Spawn, spoons, and spinners are all working well. Walleye anglers have been finding some fish on Gun Lake in front of the state park and around Hastings Point. A good bluegill bite has been reported by anglers fishing in 14 to 18 feet of water on Gourdneck, Corey, Sherman, Saddle, and Clear lakes.

D and R Sports, (269) 372-2277.

 

CENTRAL LP

Saginaw Bay Area

Perch fishing remains good on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Good numbers of fish up to 10 inches have been caught in 10 to 18 feet of water from the mouth of the Saginaw River all the way up to Standish. Anglers are having to move to stay on the fish, and sort through the small ones, but overall fishing has been good. Anglers trolling stickbaits in 11 to 15 feet of water are picking up decent numbers of walleyes. The fall bite should stay hot for a few weeks and only get better as the temperatures fall.

Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341.

Baldwin Area

A few salmon have moved into the Pere Marquette River downstream from Custer, but overall fishing has been slow. Bass fishing has been decent on most inland lakes, and pike are hitting on Idlewild and Big Star. A few perch have been caught on Big Bass Lake.

Baldwin Bait & Tackle, (231) 745-3529.

Ed’s Sport Shop, (231) 745-4974, www.edsports.com.

Ludington Area

Salmon fishing has been slow on Lake Michigan and on Pere Marquette Lake. Pike fishing has been good on Pere Marquette Lake.

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

 

THE THUMB

Caseville Area

Walleye fishing remains good on Lake Huron at Oak Point in 10 to 30 feet of water on crawlers and body baits. Goose hunting has been good. There are lots of turkeys in the area, but hunting pressure has been light.

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

Port Huron

Fishing has slowed on Lake Huron, and fishing pressure has been light at Port Huron. A few steelhead are hitting in 40 to 60 feet of water at Port Sanilac. Walleye fishing has been fair just north of the Blue Water Bridge.

Anderson’s Pro Bait, (810) 984-3232.

Categories: Michigan Fishing Reports, South (Central)

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