Friday, June 28, 2019

6/27/2019 Southeast Lower Peninsula, Michigan DNR Fishing Report

Southeast Lower Peninsula

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

Lake Erie: Water levels are still extremely high and most of the ramps at Sterling State Park and Bolles Harbor were submerged especially if there is an east wind. Bring boots or waders for launching and be sure to watch your step as the docks can be slippery. Walleye fishing was a bit tougher. The bays off Bolles Harbor and Toledo Beach were less than ideal for fishing because of the considerable weeds and turbid water. Anglers reported clearer water further north in Brest Bay. Walleye were caught close to shore however most limit catches came between Stony Point and the River Raisin in 26 to 28 feet with bottom bouncers, bandits and spoons. Largemouth bass and pike were caught in the shallows near 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.

Detroit River: Walleye were caught with a jig and piece of crawler. Good smallmouth action was reported, and anglers are still getting a few white bass. Not much to report on the yellow perch.
Lake St. Clair: Anglers on the north end did well trolling for walleye in the shipping channel. Bass anglers had limited luck on Anchor Bay. Smallmouth fishing was somewhat better on the south end especially near Masonic Park where smallmouth bass, rock bass, catfish and walleye were caught in waters surrounding the park. Bass fishing along the Mile Roads was fair. Muskie fishing slowed.
  • For a more accurate report on Lake St. Clair I suggest reaching out to the people at Sportsmen's Direct  as their weekly LSC fishing report is usually far more in depth.  Phone: (586-741-6052)
  • Macomb County Bait Shops: Click Here!
Lexington and Port Sanilac: Smallmouth bass, rock bass and some bluegills were caught from the docks and piers at Lexington. Try minnows and crawlers. Walleye were caught in the evening when casting artificial lures. At Port Sanilac, salmon and trout were scattered in 40 to 90 feet. Those trolling caught steelhead and pink salmon. Atlantic salmon came into the harbor and were caught when casting Cleo’s.
Harbor Beach: Lake trout, steelhead and pink salmon were caught straight out and north of the harbor in 60 to 120 feet with spoons and spin-glo’s. Walleye were caught from the breakwall in the evening when casting jigs with a twister tail or body baits. Smallmouth bass were caught inside the harbor.
Grindstone City: Lake trout and a couple pink salmon were caught with spoons and lead core in 90 to 120 feet.
Port Austin: Not much boat activity. Smallmouth bass were caught from the docks and breakwalls with lures or crawlers.
Saginaw Bay: Walleye were caught out near Buoys 1 & 2 in 30 feet, the Dumping Grounds in 16 to 18 feet and the Spark Plug in 20 to 23 feet when trolling crawlers. Fish were also caught south of the Black Hole in 20 feet with spoons and crank baits. Good walleye fishing along the east side of the bay in 16 to 19 feet from the bottom of the Slot all the way up to North Island. Fish were also found shallower in 12 to 14 feet or suspended off the bottom out deeper in the shipping channel. Anglers had to find them but did well once they did with a crawler harness, spoons or a variety of body baits. Color did not matter. Pike, channel cats, white bass, freshwater drum and a couple yellow perch were also caught. Slow fishing at Caseville with only a couple walleye caught.
  • 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: Shore anglers at Essexville were casting crank baits for smallmouth bass at Smith Park. A couple yellow perch were caught on worms.
Flint River: Had fair to good bass fishing in the Holloway Reservoir. Try crawlers, leeches or tube baits. Bluegills, crappie and even a few walleye were caught.

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.

Clinton County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Genessee County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Hillsdale County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Jackson County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Lapeer County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Lenawee County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Livingston County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Oakland County Public Lakes Page 1: Click Here! 
Oakland County Public Lakes Page 2: Click Here!
Washtenaw County Public Lakes: Click Here!
Wayne County Public Lakes: Click Here!

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