Wednesday, August 30, 2023

8/30/23 Southeastern, Michigan Fishing Report


Southeast Lower Peninsula

Lake Erie: Anglers caught yellow perch out from Stony Point in 27 feet of water on minnow perch rigs, with green being the most successful color. Walleye were few and far between unless fishing Ohio or Canadian waters. Smallmouth bass were caught in 20 feet of water using crawlers. Largemouth bass were caught using soft plastics closer into shore.

  • 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

  • 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.

Lake St. Clair: Anglers reported smallmouth bass action as slow, but using dark green baits worked well. Anglers did well in front of the Lake St. Clair Metropark in 12 to 14 feet of water. Perch anglers did fair in the Sny in 13 feet of water while fishing with artificial bait and crawlers. Walleye were caught in deep water in the channel mouths in approximately 26 feet of water.  The water was muddy in many areas due to heavy rainfall. Angers who fished near the 30 can and the St. Clair lighthouse caught some walleye and smallmouth bass. Musky anglers did not have much success but did report catching sizable northern pike in the mouth of the middle channel. 

Saginaw Bay: Heavy wind and rain kept anglers off the bay. Anglers who were able to make it out near Quanicassee struggled fishing for walleye and perch. The Sebewaing to Caseville area was also slow for walleye, with very few anglers out. 

Lower Saginaw Bay: Boat anglers fishing in the lower part of the Saginaw River were successful in catching small numbers of yellow perch using perch rigs with minnows.

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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