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Hey there everyone this is Cory again with this week's fishing report. Some good catches are still being reported so let's get out and get them.
Water temps have been holding right around 69-73 on the main lake and in the channels 63-65. The water clarity is turbid in the middle areas of the lake and in the Channels, clear. We still have a lot of weed growth to the surface in Anchor Bay. Floating weeds have also been a problem as of late. Winds have been out of the S and SW during this 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 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 bouy's 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 Middle Channel down by Strawberry Island. Colors on the crawler harnesses are chartruese or a hammered brass 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 drifting 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 (weed lines, depth changes, and submerged logs). This has been the most productive.
Muskie are slow, but still 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 moderate. 2 areas have been fairly productive for them, including at the mouth of the Middle Channel (Lake end) and out from the Firecracker on the South Channel(Shipping Channel). In the Middle Channel boats are anchoring along the dpeth change of 14 to 20 feet. Here they are using perch rigs with pieces of crawler. In the Shipping Channel boats are anchoring in 20-25 feet of water and are using slip bobbers and perch rigs to pick them up (still using crawlers here).
Hope everyone is enjoying the great weather and see you at the launches, Cory.
 

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Cory,

Thanks for the report. I missed you at the launch Sunday.

We went out just past the shipping channel near buoy 28 in search of Perch. Action was steady but not hot. We ended up keeping a dozen that will make a nice meal. The ride was a bit rough through all the boat chop. Nice weather + weekend = Rough waters.

Stopped at Belle Maers on the way back to visit with family and my 8 year old son caught a nice Large Mouth on a bluegill popper. He had the bragging rights to the biggest fish.
 
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