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Salmon are moving into the rivers however the run is still about one full week behind last years run. Cooler temperatures and the much needed rain will help bring the fish in as there are still good numbers of fish out in deeper waters.

Southeast Lower Peninsula

Lake Erie - Windy conditions have hampered fishing. A few perch were caught about a mile south of Stony Point in 24 feet of water. Smaller minnows seemed to produce more hits. White bass were caught but walleye fishing was slow.

Huron River - A couple steelhead were caught on jigs with wax worms below the first coffer dam and near the Telegraph Bridge. No big numbers yet as the run is still about a week or two away. Some nice bluegills were caught in Huron Park when fishing the backwaters.

Detroit River - Perch were caught near Rat Island, Fox Island and Powder House Island. With the strong winds, the fish will be scattered for a few days.

Lexington - Perch anglers are still finding fish in 40 to 45 feet of water however the action has been hit-or-miss. Boat anglers heading out to waters 90 to 130 feet deep were still taking a mix of trout and salmon.

Port Sanilac - Boat anglers were catching salmon and trout. A few perch were caught however anglers need to keep moving to find a school of fish.

Harbor Beach - High winds have hampered fishing and it will take a good two days or so after the winds stop before the fish start to bite again. Try 80 to 130 feet of water for salmon and steelhead. Good lures are spoons, spin doctors with flies or squid, J-Plugs or body baits. Lake trout season closes on September 30th.

Port Austin - Salmon were jumping in the harbor but none were caught.

Saginaw Bay - The waters are stirred up after several windy days. Some perch and a few walleye were caught straight off the Quanicassee River in 6 to 7 feet of water. At Bay Port, bass anglers caught some nice smallmouth around Heisterman Island. Most were using minnows under a bobber or artificial baits in shallow waters.
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