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Hey there everyone this is Cory again with this week's fishing report. Fishing has really slowed in the past week from the previous week.
Water temps have been holding right around 69-73 on the main lake and in the channels 63-65. The water clarity is murky in the middle areas of the lake and in the Channels. We still have a lot of weed growth to the surface in Anchor Bay. Floating weeds are still a problem. Winds have been out of the S and SE during this past week.
Walleye are slowly being caught in the northern areas of the lake. The areas that fish are coming in from are the North and Middle Channels. In the North Channel boats are trolling for them in about 16-17 feet of water with crawler harnesses and bottom bouncers around Grassy Island. (This area is located between bouy's 20 and 13.) In the Middle Channel boats are 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 are still 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 starting to pick back up a little bit. 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. Down out from 9 Mile Rd. and 8 Mile Rd. boats are trolling for them in the Northern areas of the Dumping grounds. Depths here are 10-14 feet. Super shad are the selected baits. Firetiger in color.
Yellow perch have been moderate. 2 areas have been producing them, including 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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Thank you Cory good stuff your reports are.

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what makes the water murky in the channels? i have rarely seen murky water in the channels but its been bad for the past two weeks id say
 

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Run off from the rain, the feeder creeks, and rivers bring the run off to the Channel. Just like the Clinton river makes it all murky by metro.

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