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Weekly Fishing Report June 16th

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Saturday June 18th marks the opening day of bass season on Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River and the Detroit River. The cold front did slow the bite however good fishing should return as we move further into June.  

Southeast Lower Peninsula

Lake Erie: Is producing some walleye in 21 feet of water in front of the Fermi Power Plant. Try gold, copper or purple crawler harnesses. Those shore fishing off the Lake Erie Metro Park caught yellow perch, white perch and catfish. Huron River: Is producing smallmouth bass, catfish and lots of carp. Detroit River: Is producing some white bass. Those fishing around the islands down near the mouth have caught a few yellow perch and smallmouth bass. Lake St. Clair: Lots of bass have been caught during the early catch and immediate release season. The catch and keep season opens this weekend. St. Clair River: Reported good bass fishing. The opener is Saturday June 18th. Lexington: Is producing chinook, coho, steelhead and lake trout. Port Sanilac: Trout and salmon have been caught in 40 to 60 feet of water. Pier anglers caught pike in the early morning, walleye in the evening and rock bass all day long. No perch activity to report yet. Harbor Beach: Had moderate success for lake trout when trolling in 80 to 100 feet of water. Chinook, coho, steelhead and pink salmon were also caught. Pier anglers fishing off the north wall and those fishing the Detroit Edison channel caught smallmouth ...


Saturday June 18th marks the opening day of bass season on Lake
St. Clair, St. Clair River and the Detroit River. The cold front
did slow the bite however good fishing should return as we move
further into June.  

Southeast Lower Peninsula

Lake Erie:Is producing some walleye in 21 feet of
water in front of the Fermi Power Plant. Try gold, copper or purple
crawler harnesses. Those shore fishing off the Lake Erie Metro Park
caught yellow perch, white perch and catfish.
Huron River:Is producing smallmouth bass, catfish
and lots of carp.
Detroit River:Is producing some white bass. Those
fishing around the islands down near the mouth have caught a few
yellow perch and smallmouth bass.
Lake St. Clair:Lots of bass have been caught
during the early catch and immediate release season. The catch and
keep season opens this weekend.
St. Clair River:Reported good bass fishing. The
opener is Saturday June 18th.
Lexington:Is producing chinook, coho, steelhead
and lake trout.
Port Sanilac:Trout and salmon have been caught in
40 to 60 feet of water. Pier anglers caught pike in the early
morning, walleye in the evening and rock bass all day long. No
perch activity to report yet.
Harbor Beach:Had moderate success for lake trout
when trolling in 80 to 100 feet of water. Chinook, coho, steelhead
and pink salmon were also caught. Pier anglers fishing off the
north wall and those fishing the Detroit Edison channel caught
smallmouth bass.
Grindstone City:Depending on wind conditions, pier
and shore anglers were catching smallmouth bass.
Port Austin:Limits of walleye were caught at the
Flat Rock Reef before changes in the weather. Look for walleye,
brown trout and whitefish out near the lighthouse. Pier anglers
caught smallmouth bass.
Saginaw Bay:It seems the walleye were suspended
over deep water where it was much more difficult to target them.
Off Linwood, the better fishing was in 17 feet of water. Walleye
were caught between the Kawkawlin and Saginaw River. Decent fishing
was reported around the Spark Plug and to the

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