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Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - April 2021
« on: April 09, 2021, 10:14:13 AM »
April 9, 2021

Detroit River: Limit catches of walleye are becoming more the norm this week throughout the river as temperatures reach into the low 40's. Anglers are vertical jigging plastics with or without minnows.

Lake St. Clair: Water temperatures are in the mid 40's currently. Smallmouth bass anglers have had success fishing deeper water with either slow presentations or blade baits. The extreme southern end of the lake is still holding walleye as they transition to and from the Detroit River. Yellow perch anglers are still doing well in the warmer shallow waters of marinas and river mouths.

St. Clair River: Water clarity has improved this week, but temperatures are still cold.  Catches have not been consistent, but anglers are catching walleye, coho salmon and the occasional steelhead. Both vertical jigging and trolling have produced fish.

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Re: Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - April 2021
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 03:27:28 AM »
April 15, 2021

Detroit River: High angling pressure and the cold front has made for tough fishing.  Michigan waters on the upper river have become extremely clear and anglers have struggled to consistently catch walleye. Mid-river fishing has been better. First light and just after dusk have produced the best results.

Lake St. Clair: Anglers have caught walleye. Panfish including yellow perch were caught in the marinas, canals and nearshore areas. Anglers are also catching and releasing smallmouth bass and muskie.

St. Clair River: Shore and boat anglers caught some walleye but catch rates were not consistent. Anglers are also catching the occasional coho, steelhead and lake whitefish. A small number of smelt were dipped in Port Huron.

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Re: Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - April 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2021, 06:15:47 AM »
April 22, 2021

Detroit River: Walleye fishing picked up on the lower river.

Lake St. Clair: Those trolling for walleye did well as fish leave the river systems after spawning. Yellow perch were found in warmer water near shore. Smallmouth bass anglers did well off the Mile Roads. The fish were scattered so some were caught deep while others were caught in shallow water.

St. Clair River: Has seen a lot of fishing pressure but catch rates were limited as water temperatures remain cold. Walleye were caught along with the occasional steelhead and coho when jigging.

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