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Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - May 2021
« on: May 15, 2021, 06:39:12 AM »
May 15, 2021

Detroit River: Walleye anglers have done well down near the mouth and in the Trenton Channel. Most are using a jig with a rubber worm and a live minnow.

Lake St. Clair: Anglers are catching preseason smallmouth bass between Nine Mile Road and Masonic Boulevard in 6 to 8 feet with an artificial goby or tadpole. Perch and walleye action is very slow. Some perch were taken in front of the barracks at Selfridge in 8 feet. The fish were right on the bottom.

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Re: Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - May 2021
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2021, 06:35:14 AM »
May 21, 2021

Detroit River: Catch rates were slow most likely due to the clear water conditions.  Water temperatures warmed to 57 degrees. Boat anglers are getting white bass and walleye. A good number of white bass were reported in the lower river.

Lake St. Clair: Anglers are getting smallmouth bass off the Mile Roads. Perch could be found in the canals and large weed beds. Walleye were starting to show up along the south end of the lake.

St. Clair River: Had a number of walleye in the system.

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Re: Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - May 2021
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 09:30:46 AM »
May 27, 2021

Detroit River: Anglers are catching walleye and white bass. Walleye anglers are trolling body baits or a crawler harness. With the clear water, those night fishing might do better. The DNR is currently collecting musky eggs at night. Staff will be using a boat equipped with electro-fishing gear up in the shallows. Due to safety concerns, the public is asked to stay clear of the boat and the electric field around it.

Lake St. Clair: Anglers are beginning to catch walleye and perch in the shipping channel and near Gull Island when using a crawler harness. Walleye were also caught near the Salt River in 6 to 8 feet on a crawler harness. Preseason smallmouth action was best between Selfridge and New Baltimore as well as between Eleven Mile Road and Gross Pointe when fishing along the shoreline. Panfish action ramped up in Fairhaven with limit catches of bluegill taken near the launch and in Fisher Bay while anchored or drifting with crawlers. Perch and bluegills were caught in Ford Cove near the Nine Mile ramp in 5 to 10 feet. Bass anglers also caught some pike.

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