Fished B.Bouy: nodda ting, lol went to baltimore channel nodda ting, water temp 68. Tryed for 2 hours in those area's, five hundred and fifty billion trillion bugs. hard to breath. Fired up the StarCraft and blasted to the mile roads. 10 mile. 2nd cast rock bass, brother hit a smallie 3lbs. 3rd cast , went on to smack about 25 smallies between us, also 10 plus nice size Perch, one 2lb. largemouth. Quit at 1:30 had a blast. fished 10-12 fow. Not to many floating weeds. Used 1/8 oz. jigs. married with berkley power gurbs and bungee's 3 inch. pumpkin color was best., also tossed the pumpkin tube a bit. Went for muskie with big baits, nothing, but didn't fish to long for them. All in all had a ok day. Enjoyed the pond.
Yes B.Bouy can be very productive how ever going south of the actual buoy up to 2 miles. Play in the depts. Lots of fish there this time of year. We didn't fish there to long today the bugs were carrying us away. Look on the St.Clair Hot Spots map and it shows the good areas. Many species there. Hope this helps but the mile roads are hot still now. 12-10 fow. My brother got a 38 in muskie about 200 yards south of the B.Bouy last week.
H2o forgot to mention the 40 inch plus `skie that swam lazily by the boat,(The Czarbarge) out near the Baltimore Channel.Water temps were from 68 near B bouy to 75 near the Coast Guard station. Water along the mile roads was gin clear. You could see bottom in 11 fow. The weeds were bad enough to stop us from trolling effectivly so it was purely a casting format . The perch were jumbos that went from 10 to 13 inches. All fish except the perch were released. I had the perch consumed within hours after catching them. Pan fried perch, now your talk`in yummy. Good fishing to all.
Almost any fishing store will sell it. Some smaller places do charge a little more sometimes. Here are a few places which I know sell them. Gander Mountain, Dicks Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops, & Lakeside Tackle. Most fishing stores near St. Clair probably have them as well.
You should definitely get a good map before heading out on the big water.
Just One More, chec out Gander Mountain for "Fishing Hot Spots" by Discoveries In Fishing. It's a chart with some of the better hot spots marked. It makes a good starting place till you learn the lake. It's map #M301.
I don't know about John, but I would like to hear about it. I thought that you had a new book coming out. I looked for it at Lakeside Tackle the last time I was in there but I didn't see it. Have you ever had any luck fishing the southern part of the lake this time of the year (south of the mile roads, toward the Delphine channel)?
Oh yes the South End of the Lake is great at this time of the year. The water is nearly as warm as it will get for the year so they are feeding often now. Mornings shallow and afternoons deep. Thats the way I play it. Bob