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Hey there everyone this is Cory again with this week's fishing report. Fishing has been very slow during the past week for all species. The winds have been strong out of the NW and out of the SW. The turbidity on the lake is clear up in the North and Middle Channel's, but in front of Metro Beach(16 Mile Rd) and out from Selfridge Air Base the water is starting to clear up. The water temps are right around 62-68 around the lake so right now the temperature is just right.
Walleyes are moderate right now, but a few fish are still being caught in these areas, out from 16 Mile Rd and Gino's Surf, in the North Channel, and in the Middle Channel. Out from Metro Beach (16 Mile Rd.) boats are still trolling with crawler harnesses in about 9-10 feet of water. Speeds are between 1.0-1.2 mph. Colors of the harnesses are silver with red beads, gold with red beads, and the good old chartruese. In the North Channel boats are back trolling for them in 55-65 feet of water. The most productive methods are with chugging sinkers or with larger head jigs. Minnows need to be spottails at a larger size like 1.5 to 2 inches. In the Middle Channel boats are picking them up on crawler harnesses in about 20-25 feet of water. Bottom bouncers are the way to go. Colors on the are harnesses are same as previously mentioned.
Muskie are being caught trolling out in Anchor Bay off of Selfridge Air Base in appr. 10 feet of water. This area is located between Grassy Island and Strawberry Island, straight out from the Clinton River in appr. 12-14 feet of water. Body baits are the most common tackle right now. The depths running the lures are 3-4 feet under the surface.
Northern Pike are being picked up all over in about 6-9 feet of water. Boats are casting and trolling crankbaits.
Panfish are slow out in the main lake. In the canals North of Selfridge they are still biting on worms and bobbers. In Anchor Bay out from the Tinfish restuarant boats are using small tube baits on slip bobbers to get them.
Yellow perch are still being caught out from the Salt River (22 Mile Rd.) in about 4-7 feet of water. Bobbers and pieces of crawlers are working well.
Smallmouth and largemouth have been slow around the northern part of the lake. Most fish are being caught in 9-10 feet of water and in areas with good weed growth. Most boats are just casting white tubes (or lighter colors) toward weed lines. Others have been successful on spinners. Bassin' has been fairly slow.
Goodluck to everyone out there on the lake this week. See you at the launches, Cory
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