Yes, it’s hot out there and the fishing is very good on Lake St. Clair. When in the sun, don’t forget your water and sunscreen!
Captain Steve Jones reports that Musky, Walleye and Small mouth Bass are hitting very good on Lake St. Clair last week.
Perch fishing has been spotty.
Let’s break down the fishing conditions on each species.
MUSKY-Capt. Steve’s charters are averaging 5-15 muskies each trip in the 30” to 52” class (10-35lb class). This week, the biggest fish landed and released by a Capt. Steve charter was 52 inches 35lbs.
The best areas are in the middle of the lake by the weather buoy and in the Dumping Grounds on both the American side and Canadian side of the channel.
Bucktail Spoons in gold blades and yellow tails are working great.
Another producer is the eight inch “Ziggy” jointed body bait in the perch and frog colors.
Walleye fishing is good in Anchor Bay off Gino’s surf restaurant about 5-6 miles off shore.
The bottom bouncers with crawler harnesses is the best technique.
Best colors are chartreause blades and beads. Also, gold blades with red beads are producing fish in the 1-4 lb class.
The occasional small mouth and perch are being taken while fishing for walleye.
SMALL MOUTH BASS
As stated earlier, the smallies are hitting while fishing for walleye.
If your casting tubes, work the 14-16ft……… the 15-17 ft ledges.
Another good spot are the mile roads in St. Clair Shores.
There are some huge bass out there up to 6 pounds!
Due to the hot weather, the perch fishing has slowed down. Some fish are being taken by the St. Clair Lighthouse and between buoys 26 and 28. Find the weed beds and make frequent moves to find hungry fish.
Remember, if you are fishing by the buoys across the channel you may be in Canadian waters. Use your GPS or stay on the American side of the channel. If you stray into Canadian waters, and do not report in and/or do not have a Canadian license you can be in big trouble.
This should be a great weekend for fishing, grab the kids and go out and get em!
Remember, myself and Capt. Steve Jones accept all calls for current fishing reports. As long as it is not “FISH ON” we will answer all your calls live. For a current report and more information call
Captain Steve Jones 586-463-FISH
Danny Sawicki 586-943-3950 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Sawicki is the Associate Editor for The Detroit Postal Worker. He also is a free-lance writer covering legislative, sports and outdoor topics.