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Lake St. Clair / Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - Sept 2021
« Last post by LEO on September 18, 2021, 06:38:49 AM »
Sept 18, 2021

Lake St. Clair: Many small sized perch were caught in the north and south channel mouths, near Strawberry Island, Grassy Island and on Goose Bay. Walleye catches were small, but some anglers caught a few in 14 to 17 feet of water in front of the spillway near the Clinton River Cutoff launch area and from the northern part of Anchor Bay. A few musky anglers caught fish in front of the spillway, but the action was very slow. Smallmouth bass action was best in the mouth of the north channel and from the Clinton River Cutoff launch to 14 Mile Road. Bass anglers fishing near the mile roads did best while jigging with drop shot because the weeds were very heavy.

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Lake Erie / Re: Lake Erie Fishing Reports - August 2021
« Last post by LEO on August 31, 2021, 08:38:58 AM »
Aug 31, 2021

Lake Erie: The occasional walleye was found while trolling the state line from River Raisin past Fermi Power Plant. Increased angling effort for yellow perch found some success out in front of Fermi Power Plant and out by buoy 1 and buoy 2 while using minnows. Bass anglers did well catching largemouth bass in Brest Bay along the shore and out from River Raisin with the occasional smallmouth. Yellow perch were said to be caught in small schools anywhere from 17 to 26 feet of water. Bass were caught on artificial frog lures.

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Lake St. Clair / Re: Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - August 2021
« Last post by LEO on August 31, 2021, 08:38:06 AM »
August 31, 2021

Lake St. Clair: Some perch were caught near the north channel, off Strawberry Island and near Grosse Pointe. Anglers fishing with drop-shot and artificial smallmouth lures caught numerous perch in 21 feet of water near the St. Clair Light. Walleye fishing was slow this week. The best catches came from the north end of the lake. Anglers trolling in the Doty Highway with deep divers in 30 feet of water did well and caught large fish. Orange was a hot color. Musky anglers did well while trolling from the dumping grounds to the St. Clair Light with crankbaits in 21 feet of water. The bass action was best on the north end of the lake. Anglers did well in the Sny in 6 feet of water. Fair numbers of bass were coming in from the metro beach area and between the dumping grounds and the St. Clair Light. These anglers were using crankbaits in 19 to 20 feet of water. The Detroit River was seeing a lot of bass action as well.

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Lake St. Clair / Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - August 2021
« Last post by LEO on August 06, 2021, 06:45:54 AM »
Aug 6, 2021

Lake St. Clair: Anglers were catching walleye from the mouth of the south channel in 12 to 14 feet of water and in Anchor Bay near New Baltimore in 11 feet of water. Walleye were also being caught at the dumping grounds near the Canadian border in 16 to 18 feet of water. Some perch were caught in these locations as well. Smaller catches of walleye were taking place in the northeast portions of Anchor Bay and the north channel mouth in 12 to 14 feet of water. Small perch catches were coming in from this location as well. Smallmouth bass action was good near the dumping grounds in 17 to 19 feet of water and near the St. Clair light in 22 feet of water. Musky anglers were successful while trolling and casting in the eastern part of the lake in 15 to 18 feet of water. Musky were caught from the mouth of the South Channel, in Goose Bay, and near Strawberry and Grassy Islands in 10 to 18 feet of water. On windy days, the Fairhaven launch may be a good option because there are more sheltered areas available close by where anglers can still get in some fishing time. Walleye were biting on artificial lures better than on crawlers at times. Using natural and artificial bait may be a good plan with the changing weather

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Lake Erie / Lake Erie Fishing Reports - August 2021
« Last post by LEO on August 06, 2021, 06:44:16 AM »
Aug 6, 2021

Lake Erie: Anglers were finding walleye out from Fermi Power Plant and north of buoys 1 and 2 in 26 feet of water. Angling effort increased for yellow perch with some anglers having productive catches off buoy C and the dumping grounds while using minnows. Bass anglers were finding success in Brest Bay catching largemouth bass. Anglers were also catching walleye while running wiggle warts and crawler harnesses with hot colors being green, chartreuse, gold and chrome.

Michigan DNR
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Lake Erie / Re: Lake Erie Fishing Reports - July 2021
« Last post by LEO on July 30, 2021, 06:42:18 AM »
July 30, 2021

Lake Erie: Boat anglers targeting walleye were productive near the dumping grounds. Anglers were also finding largemouth bass in Brest Bay. Yellow perch anglers were having productive catches off C buoy and at the dumping grounds. For walleye, use hot n tots and wiggle warts to avoid bycatch. The recommended colors are blue, chrome and purple. Crawler harnesses were still productive on yellow, green and chrome.

Michigan DNR
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Lake St. Clair / Re: Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - July 2021
« Last post by LEO on July 30, 2021, 06:40:58 AM »
July 30, 2021

Lake St. Clair: Perch were caught at the Nine Mile launch and at the Canadian border in about 16 to 18 feet of water. Perch were also coming in from the mouth of the south channel and in Anchor Bay. Walleye were coming in from the Dumping Grounds and the water surrounding it in 18 feet of water. Smaller catches of walleye were taking place in the northeast portions of Anchor Bay and the channel mouths. Smallmouth bass action was good near the Dumping Grounds in 17 to 19 feet of water and near Grosse Pointe. Anglers caught smallmouth bass in the northeast portion of Anchor Bay, near Goose Bay and at Strawberry Island in 17+ feet of water. Musky anglers were successful trolling and casting in the eastern part of the lake in 15 to 18 feet of water. Musky were caught this week from the mouth of the south channel, in Goose Bay, and near Strawberry and Grassy Islands in 10 to 18 feet of water. Anglers were catching perch with minnows and crawlers. Most walleye were taken trolling with crawler harnesses, but some were taken on artificial lures.

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Lake St. Clair / Lake St Clair Fishing Reports - July 2021
« Last post by LEO on July 27, 2021, 08:45:00 AM »
July 27, 2021

Lake St. Clair: Walleye and perch action picked up significantly. Perch action was best between the Nine Mile launch and the Canadian border in 15 to 18 feet of water. Perch were also coming in from Anchor Bay and from the water near the mouth of the south channel. Anglers were catching perch on minnows and crawlers. Limit catches of walleye came from the water surrounding the dumping grounds in 18 feet of water.  Smaller catches of walleye were taken from the northeast portions of Anchor Bay and the channel mouths. Most walleye were taken on crawler harnesses, but some were taken on artificial lures. The smallmouth bass action was good near the dumping grounds in 17+ feet of water and near Gross Point.

The northeast portion of Anchor Bay was a hot spot for smallmouth bass action and musky action. Smallmouth bass fishing was good in Goose Bay in 17+ feet of water. Musky were caught while trolling and casting near Gull Island, Goose Bay and near Strawberry Island in 10 to 18 feet of water. Some anglers fished the river channels due to inclement weather and fishing was particularly good where the middle channel meets the north channel near the wreck. Anglers in this location caught smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, perch, pike and musky.

Michigan DNR

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Lake Erie / Re: Lake Erie Fishing Reports - July 2021
« Last post by LEO on July 27, 2021, 08:43:06 AM »
July 27, 2021

Lake Erie: Walleye were being caught by the state line off of Fermi Power Plant. Anglers were finding lots of weeds down by the dumping grounds. Anglers running crawlers with success were still on green harnesses and catching fish off hot 'n tots with purple and chartreuse still being productive colors. Bottom bouncers in 27 to 28 feet of water were also doing well for walleye. Yellow perch fishing was starting to pick up. Anglers were finding success out in front of Luna Pier and Toledo Beach. Shiner minnows were getting the best results for yellow perch. Anglers were finding the occasional large channel catfish when fishing out deep off of Bolles. Anglers were catching bluegill by Bolles as well. Freshwater drum are still prevalent, troll faster to avoid them if using crawlers. Largemouth and smallmouth bass were closer to shore.

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Lake Erie / Lake Erie Fishing Reports - July 2021
« Last post by LEO on July 08, 2021, 02:13:53 PM »
July 8th, 2021

Lake Erie: Anglers were needing to go further out or south to 27 feet of water. The white bass fishing slowed down considerably. Sheepshead are still common on slower crawler harnesses. Green bottom bouncers are hitting well and fish are low and dispersed. Purple and chrome bandits do good on sunny days. Anglers have been catching more walleye out in 24 to 28 feet of water. Anglers are still pulling in walleye off crawler harnesses with green showing good results. Anglers, trolling over 2 mph, running bandits and spoons have had less by catch, and purple/chartreuse have been hot colors. People have been having more run ins with weeds to the north by Fermi Power Plant, so fishing the dumping grounds has been a good alternative for anglers. Not many people were catching perch still, but bass fishing in Brest Bay was good with the occasional northern pike.

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