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Well, went back out all day to my favorite spot, (boat ramp at selfridge by the old coast guard station) For what seems like the past 3 weeks or so, have been having the worst luck out there. May was awesome, lots of pike and largemouths, but June hits, and BAM nothing. I've gone in the morning, evening, all day like today and I can only seem to catch one or two largemouths a day now, not even keepers. I've been using tubes, ratl n traps, small jigs, large jigs, crawlers, crawlers on the bottom, plastic worms, everything under the sun pretty much. Very bad results. Still have yet to catch a smallmouth, or a walleye in my time. No boat, so I just stick to that spot or mainly on base. and the weeds, holy crap, every time I throw something out not weedless, I pay for it. Stupid fishflies are a pain in the a$$. Maybe July will be better!
 

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QUOTE(b_radici @ Jun 21 2009, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well, went back out all day to my favorite spot, (boat ramp at selfridge by the old coast guard station) For what seems like the past 3 weeks or so, have been having the worst luck out there. May was awesome, lots of pike and largemouths, but June hits, and BAM nothing. I've gone in the morning, evening, all day like today and I can only seem to catch one or two largemouths a day now, not even keepers. I've been using tubes, ratl n traps, small jigs, large jigs, crawlers, crawlers on the bottom, plastic worms, everything under the sun pretty much. Very bad results. Still have yet to catch a smallmouth, or a walleye in my time. No boat, so I just stick to that spot or mainly on base. and the weeds, holy crap, every time I throw something out not weedless, I pay for it. Stupid fishflies are a pain in the a$$. Maybe July will be better!

The bass have begun to move offshore to deeper water for the rest of the year. You may get an occasional LMB, but I'd be surprised to hear of you catching a smallmouth or walleye over there now. Not impossible, but not probable.
 

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QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 21 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(b_radici @ Jun 21 2009, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well, went back out all day to my favorite spot, (boat ramp at selfridge by the old coast guard station) For what seems like the past 3 weeks or so, have been having the worst luck out there. May was awesome, lots of pike and largemouths, but June hits, and BAM nothing. I've gone in the morning, evening, all day like today and I can only seem to catch one or two largemouths a day now, not even keepers. I've been using tubes, ratl n traps, small jigs, large jigs, crawlers, crawlers on the bottom, plastic worms, everything under the sun pretty much. Very bad results. Still have yet to catch a smallmouth, or a walleye in my time. No boat, so I just stick to that spot or mainly on base. and the weeds, holy crap, every time I throw something out not weedless, I pay for it. Stupid fishflies are a pain in the a$. Maybe July will be better!

The bass have begun to move offshore to deeper water for the rest of the year. You may get an occasional LMB, but I'd be surprised to hear of you catching a smallmouth or walleye over there now. Not impossible, but not probable.


so what your saying is......go hang myself in the basement, wait for the lake to freeze and go ice fishing for the first time???? Then I can go to the deep parts!! :-D
 

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QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 21 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(b_radici @ Jun 21 2009, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well, went back out all day to my favorite spot, (boat ramp at selfridge by the old coast guard station) For what seems like the past 3 weeks or so, have been having the worst luck out there. May was awesome, lots of pike and largemouths, but June hits, and BAM nothing. I've gone in the morning, evening, all day like today and I can only seem to catch one or two largemouths a day now, not even keepers. I've been using tubes, ratl n traps, small jigs, large jigs, crawlers, crawlers on the bottom, plastic worms, everything under the sun pretty much. Very bad results. Still have yet to catch a smallmouth, or a walleye in my time. No boat, so I just stick to that spot or mainly on base. and the weeds, holy crap, every time I throw something out not weedless, I pay for it. Stupid fishflies are a pain in the a$$. Maybe July will be better!

The bass have begun to move offshore to deeper water for the rest of the year. You may get an occasional LMB, but I'd be surprised to hear of you catching a smallmouth or walleye over there now. Not impossible, but not probable.


So your saying using lures on-shore is like peeing upwind?
 

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QUOTE(b_radici @ Jun 21 2009, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>so what your saying is......go hang myself in the basement, wait for the lake to freeze and go ice fishing for the first time???? Then I can go to the deep parts!! :-D

There is ALWAYS guys offering an open seat on their boat. You could also post that you're looking to fill an open seat as well.
 

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QUOTE(Zib @ Jun 21 2009, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(b_radici @ Jun 21 2009, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>so what your saying is......go hang myself in the basement, wait for the lake to freeze and go ice fishing for the first time???? Then I can go to the deep parts!! :-D

There is ALWAYS guys offering an open seat on their boat. You could also post that you're looking to fill an open seat as well.



yeah I always see people on here posting for rides, I have an unregular work schedule plus wife and 3 kids, so lets just leave it at that lol. I go when I can and if I cant catch anything, no big deal, maybe there's a suicidal fish close to shore somewhere.
 

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QUOTE(b_radici @ Jun 21 2009, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 21 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(b_radici @ Jun 21 2009, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well, went back out all day to my favorite spot, (boat ramp at selfridge by the old coast guard station) For what seems like the past 3 weeks or so, have been having the worst luck out there. May was awesome, lots of pike and largemouths, but June hits, and BAM nothing. I've gone in the morning, evening, all day like today and I can only seem to catch one or two largemouths a day now, not even keepers. I've been using tubes, ratl n traps, small jigs, large jigs, crawlers, crawlers on the bottom, plastic worms, everything under the sun pretty much. Very bad results. Still have yet to catch a smallmouth, or a walleye in my time. No boat, so I just stick to that spot or mainly on base. and the weeds, holy crap, every time I throw something out not weedless, I pay for it. Stupid fishflies are a pain in the a$. Maybe July will be better!

The bass have begun to move offshore to deeper water for the rest of the year. You may get an occasional LMB, but I'd be surprised to hear of you catching a smallmouth or walleye over there now. Not impossible, but not probable.


so what your saying is......go hang myself in the basement, wait for the lake to freeze and go ice fishing for the first time???? Then I can go to the deep parts!! :-D


Easy there tiger!

You seemed exasperated as to why you are having trouble and I explained why. Wish I knew a magical answer for you, but the water is heating up and the fish are moving deeper - it's that simple. I didn't want to be a jerk and tell you to go buy a boat...Maybe try later in the day right at dusk with a topwater frog or buzzbait and you may pick up a few more LMBs, but smallies and walleyes are for the most part long gone from that area IMO. Maybe someone else can offer better info.

Sorry I came across a bit dry. I'm German - I can't help it!
 

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And since you mentioned it, yes I'll be the jealous one in about 7 months when the lake is frozen and you are in a prime area for hitting perch and bluegills and it is a 1 mile walk for me!
 

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QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 21 2009, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(b_radici @ Jun 21 2009, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 21 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(b_radici @ Jun 21 2009, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well, went back out all day to my favorite spot, (boat ramp at selfridge by the old coast guard station) For what seems like the past 3 weeks or so, have been having the worst luck out there. May was awesome, lots of pike and largemouths, but June hits, and BAM nothing. I've gone in the morning, evening, all day like today and I can only seem to catch one or two largemouths a day now, not even keepers. I've been using tubes, ratl n traps, small jigs, large jigs, crawlers, crawlers on the bottom, plastic worms, everything under the sun pretty much. Very bad results. Still have yet to catch a smallmouth, or a walleye in my time. No boat, so I just stick to that spot or mainly on base. and the weeds, holy crap, every time I throw something out not weedless, I pay for it. Stupid fishflies are a pain in the a$. Maybe July will be better!

The bass have begun to move offshore to deeper water for the rest of the year. You may get an occasional LMB, but I'd be surprised to hear of you catching a smallmouth or walleye over there now. Not impossible, but not probable.


so what your saying is......go hang myself in the basement, wait for the lake to freeze and go ice fishing for the first time???? Then I can go to the deep parts!! :-D


Easy there tiger!

You seemed exasperated as to why you are having trouble and I explained why. Wish I knew a magical answer for you, but the water is heating up and the fish are moving deeper - it's that simple. I didn't want to be a jerk and tell you to go buy a boat...Maybe try later in the day right at dusk with a topwater frog or buzzbait and you may pick up a few more LMBs, but smallies and walleyes are for the most part long gone from that area IMO. Maybe someone else can offer better info.

Sorry I came across a bit dry. I'm German - I can't help it!


oh no problems, I was out last night on the other side of selfridge by the north river road yatch club, alot of people out there saying they were hitting eyes and cats in the canal right there, but no matter how much bugspray I put on, I was still getting tore up, probably about 10:30pm or so... hope is not lost, just need more bugspray maybe... I'm planning for a boat probably early next year though.
 

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It is kind of a bad time for smallmouth from shore,unfortunately, but, there are a few things that might help.
First look for deeper water near shore, deeper water is cooler water and after the bass spawn they do move to cooler water. Females leave the nest first, followed later by the males.
Look for an area with a drop off you can cast to, or weeds, fish along the weedline. Not only do fish use weeds for cover, the weeds give off oxygen, something the fish need.
Earlier in the morning or later in the day might be a better time for you. When you see bugs on the surface, something will be eating them, either baitfish that the bigger fish will chase into the shallows or the bigger fish themselves.
Shady areas are good too, it help to cool the water somewhat and the shade itself provides some cover in the form of shadows.
Riprap and rocky areas are good as well, baitfish will move into these areas and the bigger fish will follow.
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want smallies from shore????.......come to the thumb like Port Sanilac Breakwall, Harbor Beach Breakwall or Grindstone Marina, smallies hang around all summer for the minnows. My step dad said sun. he caught over 30 smallies wading near lighthouse park up by Grindstone on Sat morning in 3 f.o.w. The water temp is no where near as high as LSC. The bass are there......
 
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