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Lake St. Clair / Re: Fall Muskie Action!
« Last post by rivercats on November 12, 2019, 09:03:00 AM »
Thanks for the info but I am not catching anything LOL. You guys are killing it :o
Lake St. Clair / Re: Fall Muskie Action!
« Last post by Digby on November 12, 2019, 07:35:22 AM »
On today's episode,
We yet again toss big soft plastics for those glutinous FAT FALL MUSKIES !
We got another teeth clenching figure 8 caught on camera !
Enjoy the action

Lake St. Clair / Re: Fall Muskie Action!
« Last post by Digby on November 12, 2019, 07:33:52 AM »
On today's episode, there were about 6 fish caught. Every musky caught was loaded to the gills with shad !
We had a major occur which had the fish losing their minds. This is the time to crack a GIANT !!!
Hold on to your seats !

Lake St. Clair / Re: Fall Muskie Action!
« Last post by Digby on November 12, 2019, 07:32:49 AM »
Welcome back guys !
On today's episode i catch my PERSONAL BEST Muskie from shore.
SMASHED my bait on the figure 8 ! Magical moment when all the work finally pays off huge !
Lake St. Clair / Re: Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - Nov 2019
« Last post by Lucky Strike on November 12, 2019, 06:42:09 AM »
Thanks for the report. Been cold and windy but fish biting at my shore spots
Niagara River / Niagara River Fishing Report - Nov 2019
« Last post by LEO on November 07, 2019, 08:24:01 PM »
Nov 7, 2019

Niagara River
November is traditionally a top month to target muskellunge in the upper Niagara River. Target muskie by casting large stickbaits or by drifting and jigging large shiners or large (8"-10") tube jigs. Trolling around the outer Buffalo Harbor and breakwall gaps can produce a muskie catch as well.

At present, lower river waters are very turbid following a bout of high winds on Lake Erie. As clarity improves, look for the bite to pick up in the slightly calmer water along the shoreline first. Most anglers are now focused on trout and shore anglers have recently reported decent action along Artpark State Park and the NYPA fishing platform. Catches have primarily been a mix of steelhead, brown and lake trout, with the occasional king salmon or walleye mixed in. Be aware that lake trout season is currently closed on the lower river and will reopen on January 1st. Incidentally caught lake trout should be immediately released. Egg sacs, trout beads, egg pattern flies, shiners or jigs fished under a float, or casted spoons and spinners are good trout offerings.

Lake Erie / Lake Erie Steelhead Reports - Nov 2019
« Last post by LEO on November 07, 2019, 08:22:26 PM »
Nov 7, 2019

Lake Erie Tributaries
Anglers saw some decent steelhead action at the start of the week on streams such as Eighteenmile, Canadaway and Chautauqua Creeks. Fishing then slowed as flows dropped to low and clear. Cattaraugus Creek was in good fishing shape for a day or so before yesterday's rain arrived. The 1 to 1.5 inches of rain that fell, has all streams running high and muddy today. More steelhead will be moving in on this high water event and with each subsequent rain event through November. The steelhead bite is often very good just as streams drop back into fishable shape. Some of the smaller streams should be ready by Saturday and medium streams possibly by Sunday. Cattaraugus Creek will take longer. Keep and eye on the Cattaraugus Creek USGS water data page for discharge to drop below 500 cubic feet per second. Fly anglers typically target steelhead by drifting egg patterns, trout beads, nymphs and woolly buggers or by swinging streamers. Egg sacs, trout beads and jigs are common offerings by spinning or center pin drifters.

Lake Erie / Re: Lake Erie Fishing Reports - Nov 2019
« Last post by LEO on November 07, 2019, 08:21:17 PM »
Nov 7, 2019

Lake Erie
The open lake season is winding down and rough conditions are limiting outings. However, anglers heading out of Cattaraugus Creek are still catching decent to good numbers of yellow perch and walleye. Depths of 50-60 feet of water has been productive for both species. The State launch is still open for launching, but the launch docks have been pulled. Anglers fishing from the Dunkirk City Pier are catching a mix of trout, walleye and yellow perch on minnows, spoons and spinners.

Lake Erie / Lake Erie Fishing Reports - Nov 2019
« Last post by LEO on November 07, 2019, 08:20:02 PM »
Nov 7, 2019

Lake Erie: Walleye anglers were fishing off the Metro Park when the winds allowed. Those fishing the Metro Park Marina caught bluegills and small perch.

Michigan DNR
Lake St. Clair / Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - Nov 2019
« Last post by LEO on November 07, 2019, 05:40:58 PM »
Nov 7, 2019

Detroit River: Walleye anglers caught a few throughout the river. Fish were caught north or Wyandotte near Grassy Island and near the Ambassador Bridge when jigging. Try a brown Wyandotte worm or a blue ice minnow. Shore anglers caught perch and bluegill in the marinas, however they were sorting through a lot of small perch to get some keepers. Try minnows and wax worms.

Lake St. Clair: This is prime time for muskie fishing. Water temperatures are rapidly decreasing, and these fish go on a feeding frenzy. Fish can be found in the shallows and near the mouth of rivers and creeks. Walleye fishing improves as the weeds are dying off. Try bottom bouncers with a crawler harness in the early morning. For bluegill and perch, try the marinas.

St. Clair River: Walleye fishing continues to pick up throughout the entire river. A few limit catches were taken near Port Huron when fishing the Canadian side. Shore anglers casting off the wall at Port Huron caught a few after dark. Water clarity was highly variable with the wind and rain.

Michigan DNR
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