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Hey there everyone this is Cory again with this week's fishing report. Some good catches are starting to be reported again so let's not waste any time.
Water temps have been holding right around 68-72 on the main lake and in the channels 62-65. The water clarity is clear in the middle areas of the lake and in the Channels. We have a lot of weed growth to the surface in Anchor Bay. Winds have been out of the N consistently during the past week.
Walleye are being caught in the northern areas of the lake. The areas that fish are coming in from are the South, North, and Middle Channels. In the South Channel they are trolling and drifting crawler harnesses with bottom bouncers in 17-19 feet of water. Place yourself around the Firecracker (In the Shipping Channel around the mouth of the St. Clair River). In the North Channel boats are trolling for them in about 16-18 feet of water with crawler harnesses and bottom bouncers around Grassy Island. (This area is located bouys 20 and 13.) In the Middle Channel boats are drifting and trolling with crawler harnesses and bottom bouncers in 18-20 feet of water. In this area you want to be on the Lake end of the Channel. Colors on the crawler harnesses are silver blades and red beads, chartruese, and a hammered gold blade with red beads. Most are being caught trolling with chartruese in the depths listed above.
Bass have been starting to slow in the Northern areas, but the Mile Roads around 13 Mile Rd. down to 8 Mile Rd. are still producing. Here boats are casting tube jigs (green with gold or red flake) in about 6-8 feet of water. Find some weed structure here and fish around those. Some spinners have worked, but the blades need to be silver. Out from 16 Mile Rd boats are drifting with tube jigs in 13-14 feet of water off of some structure. This has been the most productive.
Muskie are being caught in the Northern areas of the lake. In between Grassy Island and Strawberry island (North and South direction) boats are trolling in 13 feet of water about 4 feet under the surface. Super shad are the selected baits. Firetiger in color.
Yellow perch have been fair. 2 areas have been fairly productive for them, including in front of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (8 Mile Rd.) and out from the Firecracker on the South Channel(Shipping Channel). In front of the Yacht Club boats are drifting and anchoring with perch rigs and slip bobbers in 12 feet of water. Minnows(spottails 1.5-2inches) are the best, but some have been caught on crawlers. In the Shipping Channel boats are anchoring in 18-20 feet of water and are using slip bobbers and perch rigs to pick them up.
On Sunday, I did see 1 King Salmon that came from the shipping channel off of a crawler harness. This is a good indicator of how cold the water still is out there. ( The size was 23 inches, 3.5 pounds)
Hope everyone is enjoying the great weather and see you at the launches, Cory.
 

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Everyone thanks you Cory.

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I thought he knew you.

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