Thursday, June 14, 2018

6/14/2018 Southeast Lower Peninsula, Michigan Fishing Report

Casual Friday's - After Work Fishing / Meetup 

June 15, 2018 at 5 pm! Meeting at the Stony Creek Metropark boat launch. Looks to be an awesome night to be out on the water. Hope to see you there, all are welcome.

For more events like this one and daily kayak fishing updates check out the Kayak Fish The Great Lake Fishing Group on Facebook!  

Southeast Lower Peninsula

Lake Erie:  Walleye fishing continues throughout.  A good number of fish have been caught out of Bolles Harbor, Brest Bay, around the Dumping Grounds, off the Banana Dike and off the Metro Park.  Those looking for shore fishing opportunities are encouraged to head down to Pt. Mouillee. 
  • If you're planning on fishing any of the canals near Lake Erie Metro Park or Point Mouillee State Game Area you can get all of your bait & tackle needs met at  Bottom Line Bait & Tackle
  • If you're planning on fishing out of Sterling State Park or the Brest Bay area you can pick up tackle from the nice people at Jeff's Bait & Tackle.

Huron River:  Usually has good bass and catfish action this time of year.  Smallmouth bass and northern pike have been hitting very well on the Huron in the last week.  Many of them have been taken on squarebill crankbaits and whopper ploppers.  

  • 7.6 Miles North of Huroc Park there is a Dicks Sporting Goods
  • 7.6 Miles North of Huroc Park there is also a Meijer which carries fishing tackle and some live bait
  • 7.6 Miles North of Huroc Park there is also a Petsmart which carries crawlers, wax worms, mealworms and red wigglers
  • 5.3 Miles south east of Huroc Park the people at Bottom Line Bait & Tackle can help with any bait and tackle you need whether you're chasing bass, steelhead or walleye. 


Detroit River:  Is still producing some walleye even though a good number of fish have moved down into Lake Erie.  Most fish were caught down near the mouth.  The white bass action has slowed but anglers were still getting a few. 

Lexington and Port Sanilac:  When boats can get out, they caught Atlantic salmon, lake trout and walleye in 44 to 53 feet.  Atlantic salmon and coho were caught in the harbor at Lexington and some nice Atlantics were caught from the wall at Port Sanilac when using live minnows.    

Harbor Beach:  A few salmon and steelhead were caught straight out and north in 50 to 70 feet when trolling seven to 10 colors of lead lines with spoons off downriggers.  Green, pink, and orange were the hot colors.  Lake trout were also caught in 80 to 100 feet with dodgers and spin-glo’s or spoons near the bottom.   Work top to bottom for best results.  Hot colors were green, white, yellow, orange and pink.  Bass and a few walleye were taken close to shore when casting small body baits or spoons.

Grindstone City:  Shore anglers and those wading caught smallmouth bass in the harbor when using tube jigs.

Saginaw Bay:  Had excellent walleye fishing when the wind stops blowing and boats can get out.  Good catches were reported off Gambil’s Marina near Pinconning in 23 feet, and around the Old Dumping Grounds.  Excellent fishing was reported in the Slot from Quanicassee to Sebewaing and near the weed beds in Wildfowl Bay.  Most have switched over to crawler harnesses, but a few are doing well on spoons, Flicker-Shad, and other assorted crankbaits.  At Caseville, walleye anglers were exploring the waters around the Charity Islands and along the reefs between Caseville and Port Austin.  

  • For a more accurate report on Saginaw Bay I suggest taking a look at the weekly Saginaw Bay Fishing Report given to you by
Nearby Bait Shops Include 

Franks Great Outdoors (989) 697-5341

GW's Fishing Lures (989) 684-6431

The Party Dock (989) 684-2150

West Marine (898) 667-2100

Live Bait (989)992-7770

Saginaw River:  Those trolling in the lower river caught walleye as far upstream as the Coast Guard Station.  This is the place to go if it’s too windy to fish out on the bay.  

  • For a more accurate report on fishing the Saginaw & Tittabawassee Rivers I suggest joining the Michigan Fish Slayers group on facebook.  There are always quite a few people giving updates on Saginaw & Tittabawassee River fishing. 
With warm weather beginning to be come normal across the state there are ample opportunities to get out and fish.  With that in mind I suggest reaching out to the local bait shops in southeast Michigan to verify what your best options are.  Below are links to bait shop listings organized by county:

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