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Grand River / Re: Fishing the Grand near Hwy 9
« Last post by Erie Deary on May 05, 2021, 01:03:02 PM »
Fishing has become progressively worst in all sections of the upper grand. You will not get any brookies, they are expired. The odd Brown here and there but that is it. Water too warm, and over fishing and poaching. Also no trespassing signs everywhere due to the garbage. Best spots on the private land
Grand River / Fishing the Grand near Hwy 9
« Last post by leonkushner on May 05, 2021, 12:28:42 PM »
I've fly fished the Grand near Fergus. In the last 10 years the fishing has not been good. I wonder what it's like further upstream, around hwy 9?
Is there any access around there? Are there any brook trout up there?
Grand River / Re: No Fish! Over Fishing! Poachers and Garbage!
« Last post by leonkushner on May 05, 2021, 12:26:10 PM »
I got into fly fishing at the Grand near Fergus about 25 years ago. I was hooked on the first juvenile salmon I caught. I ended up catching brownies for the next few years. Nothing big, avg size about 10 to 12 inches and loved it. But every season thereafter we caught fewer and fewer until we caught none, time after time. If I lived closer I'd try again but I live in Toronto and although it's a beautiful wide open river, it's just not worth catching nothing. Not sure what the issue is. Over fishing? Poachers? I give up on the Grand. I wonder what it's like closer to its source.
Lake St. Clair / Re: Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - April 2021
« Last post by LEO 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.

Michigan DNR
Lake St. Clair / Re: Windsor Ramp Closures
« Last post by Digby on April 18, 2021, 01:56:08 PM »
Best to keep the numbers down for the white bass run I guess. US side is all open and the D is full of boats catching eyes
Lake St. Clair / Windsor Ramp Closures
« Last post by minnkota on April 18, 2021, 10:15:38 AM »
Ramps in Windsor are closing down and police checking boats for people breaking staying at home order

Closed Ramps:

Chewit & Lake View (Windsor)


Lake Erie / Lake Erie Fishing Reports - April 2021
« Last post by LEO on April 15, 2021, 03:28:54 AM »
April 15, 2021

Lake Erie: Walleye activity slowed this week and very few reported limit catches.

The best action seemed to be the Luna Pier area and Brest Bay from Sterling to the River Raisin when using crawler harnesses and minnows or crankbaits. Hot colors were purple, black and chrome. The fish were in approximately 16 feet of water and suspended. The water is cloudy.

Michigan DNR
Lake St. Clair / Re: Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - April 2021
« Last post by LEO 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.

Michigan DNR
Lake St. Clair / Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - April 2021
« Last post by LEO 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.

Michigan DNR
Grand River / Channel Cat Fishing the Grand River
« Last post by rivercats on March 30, 2021, 07:27:36 AM »
It's that time of year again. Get out the livers and land some big channel cats. They are biting. Here are some landed in the last few days.

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