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Hello there everyone hope that fishing is going smoothly even though there are not a lot of fish being caught. Now after this rain and cold weather anything can happen.
The lake is still dirty and merky. The turbidity is going back up in the channels in the North Lake, the southern part of the is starting to go back down again, and the middle part of the Lake by the Clinton River Spillway is still dirty. The temperatures around the lake are as follows; North Channel= 47 and Anchor Bay=49.
Walleye are beginning to be picked up in the North Channel of the Lake. Straight out from Deckers over to the east. The depths here are ranging from 45-60 feet. Best fishing method has been jigging with the current using a kicker motor or an electric trolling motor. Minnows that are larger in size and lively have been working best so keep the bait in good shape. Some trolling is getting walleye also, using fire tiger colored (crankbait) Rapala's.
Yellow perch are really slowing down right now. There are some still being caught off of Metro Beach off of 16 mile Rd. Here they are fishing in about 6-8 feet of water with perch rigs with minnows and/or wax worms. Other areas for perch include the Salt River off of 23 mile Rd. and at the end of the Clinton River. Same bait and methods. The depths are varying right now so much cannot be pin pointed.
Crappie and panfish are being caught in the canals North of Selfridge Air Base and in the Metro Beach canals at 16 mile Rd. The temperatures in the Northern canals are ranging from 49-54 degrees. At Metro Beach the temperatures are around 53 degrees. The colder weather will be dropping these temperatures so crappie and panfish should be slowing up just a little bit in the canals. Baits fishermen are using include minnows and wax worms.
Northern pike are starting to slow a little bit in the North Channel East of Deckers access site. The depths here were ranging from 3-6 feet. Green husky jerks have been the most productive bait by just casting them toward some weed lines.
Salmon and steelhead are still being picked up off of Deckers access site. Trolling in 55-60 feet of water with bombers is the best method right now.
Good luck everyone keep fishing because they cannot be caught if there is not a line in the water. See you at the launches, Cory
 

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Thank you Cory.

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