Hi There Fellow Fisherman, Captain Andy here with this week's Fishing Report
Walleye action is still going strong out on the Saginaw Bay. There are reports coming in from 12-22 ft. of water from the state park all the way up to AuGres. Custom color J Deez blades, Hot 'N Tots, and Husky Jerks have been the best baits to run and the colors change almost daily so make sure you’re stocked up. Some of the more productive areas are the Pinconning bar, the dumping grounds, and out by the fingers but if you drive over a hungry school just turn around and go back through and you’re sure to pick up a few more.
Salmon fishing is going good over in Ludington and Manistee. The fish being taken are looking healthy and seem to be from a few different year classes which is good. Surface temps are very chilly but as we get closer to August the water should set up nice. Good reports of lakers and steelhead with an occasional king are coming in from Oscoda and Harrisville so that is always an option a little closer to home.
Get out and take advantage of the nice weather and don’t forget to stop in and let our expert staff help your next outing be a safe and successful one.
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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
What can one say about this years off the chart fishing season? From the kind of slow beginning to the RED HOT action that doesn't seem to be letting up even a little. The massive amount of smaller walleye we had from three great year classes of naturally spawned fish all became keepers this year it seems, and their habit of biting everything and anything when they were smaller seems to have carried over. This great fishing rivals the late 80's/early 90's as far as numbers go. The average size not so much, but I prefer the smaller ones for eating anyway. They do seem to be schooling in tighter areas now versus the beginning of the season. If you hit a few in one spot, turn around and keep hitting it. I'd like to share some hot spots and techniques, but the whole bay is producing from 14' to deeper haunts using virtually anything you have to offer. I'm also impressed with the river bite and since I bought a Kayak (of sorts) last year, I've been having a ball using it with the few other friends that own one as well. Sure saves on gas money anyways. Franks has some great deals on different types of Kayaks and they're not as unsteady or unsafe as some might think. Below are a few recent pictures. Be Safe, fish smart and tight lines. Capt. Dan.
Any questions or comments please contact Capt. Dan here: Rmanyen@aol.com