Friday, December 7, 2018

12/7/2018 Southeast Michigan DNR Fishing Report

Southeast Lower Peninsula

To access the original Michigan DNR fishing Report: Click Here!

Lake St. Clair: The docks at the boat launches have been removed. Fishing pressure has been light with high winds and rough water keeping anglers on shore. Those who could get out report catching a few walleyes. Musky anglers were still out and catching fish. Water temperatures were in the upper 30’s and will fall fast with the cold air temperatures.  As a result skim ice was forming in the backwaters and canals in the mornings and anglers are punching holes and catching bluegills off the docks at Metro Beach.     

Oakland County: There was no safe ice anywhere in Oakland County. Skim ice is forming in the mornings, but melting as the temperatures rise.
Port Sanilac: Anglers were targeting Atlantic salmon in the harbor. 
Monroe County: When they can get out, anglers are catching decent numbers of walleyes on Lake Erie. The best reports were coming from anglers fishing east of Stony Point and out near the Michigan/Ohio boundary waters.

  • 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.

Saginaw Bay: Walleye fishing at the Spark Plug was very good if you get a day with no wind so you can get out there. Remember, it is a good 10 to 12 miles out, so be sure to monitor the weather. Lake trout and burbot were caught off Caseville. Some were trying for perch in the cuts; however, there was no word on success rates. 
  • For a more accurate report on Saginaw Bay I suggest taking a look at the weekly Saginaw Bay Fishing Report given to you by
Saginaw River: Walleye fishing entails a lot of sorting to get a couple legal fish 13 inches or bigger. The river is loaded with juvenile fish to keep anglers busy. 
Tittabawassee River: Walleye were caught in Midland County. 
Wayne County: Perch anglers were still getting some fish in the cuts and canals on the Detroit 
River, as well as in the mouth of the river, just south of Gibraltar Bay. 

Below are links to bait shop listings organized by county: 

Your area may not be listed within this fishing report so below is a list of links to pages in Southeast Michigan to help guide you to public lakes in your county.

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