Hi There Fellow Fisherman, Captain Andy here with this week's Fishing Report
Walleye fishing out on the Saginaw bay has been productive for the past week or so despite the crazy weather popping up everywhere. Anglers are doing well on crawler harnesses (especially J-Deez), crank baits and spoons behind lead core, jet divers, and mini discs. In a nutshell, whatever you like to use just get it down there and they’re eating. Most of the success is between 9 and 14 feet of water from the mouth of the Saginaw River all the way up to Standish. There are some reports coming in from the AuGres area as well, but the fish seem to be quite deeper up that way.
The warm spell we had brought some carp and garpike into the shallows and the opener of bass season was a good one. With the free fishing weekend coming up June 8th and 9th get your boats or your boots shined up and take advantage of all the great fishing our state has to offer.
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From Captain Andy and the crew at Frank’s, Good Luck And Good Fishing!
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Captain Dan's Fishing Report
l know it's not been long since my last posted report, but things busted loose big time right after I posted my last report. Walleye are being caught like the old days in every corner of the Bay now, in every depth from 5 FOW to the Spark Plugs. Same goes for the outer Bay Walleye. Guys fishing in 7 to 34 FOW are doing good. The Bay temps still have yet to stratify and the way the spring is going that might not happen for a while yet. I see this as being a good thing, keeping the shiners and other bait fish closer to shore and thus keeping the walleye in close as well. With gas prices going through the roof again, knowing a simple trip out 1 or 2 miles will produce is just what the Captain ordered. Now's the time to get over here for the easy fishing. But as always, stay safe, fish smart and tight lines.
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Ed Clements Fishing Report
Heat Wave Drives Walleye to Deeper Waters
The warmest summer on record is sending walleyes to deeper and cooler waters. Although walleye action was hot straight out of Linwood in 17 foot of water prior to the 4th of July; action has now moved 10-12 miles offshore to the areas referred to as the "47s" or "Buoys 1 and 2". Fishing east of the shipping channel had been good early in the week but when the surface temperatures surpassed 80 degrees the fish moved 4-5 miles out to the end of the shipping channel. Some nice catches of 20 inch walleye are coming everyday in waters 25 feet deep near the end of the shipping channel. Surface water temperatures are in the high 70s and the fish are holding near bottom. Look for surface water temperatures less than 80 degrees, wind and currents are moving the water around quite a bit; if it continues to stay warm the fish will move north even faster. Best action has come using crawler harnesses on 2 ounce bottom bouncers, or 1 ounce in-lines 35 feet behind a Church Tackle Walleye Board or 2 oz in-lines 30 feet behind the board. Best colors have been combinations of chartreuse and purple.
Fishing out of Augres and Tawas in cooler waters is getting better by the day as fish are moving north. Head north out of Augres to the Charity Islands or North of Big Charity and fish in waters 30 feet or deeper. Fishing off Tawas Point in waters 50-60 feet deep has also started to heat up.
Good luck and good fishing.
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