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Went out this morning with my grandson and one of my buddies on his boat and it was very slow today out there. Started out and it was one beautiful day. We started out in the shallows behind Selfridge and we were targeting bass. Did not get anything there. We then went over to the Clinton River and fished in the river and out in the lake near the point there and I picked up one smallie that weighed in at 4.25 pounds. Caught him on a dink perch that I caught to use for bait.
We then went over to the Brandenburg Park area close to shore and the water was pretty murky there. We set our bait down into the water about 6" & could no longer see it, so we got out of there. We ended up out in line from the Selfridge launch ramp, in 11-12 FOW. Water was clean and pretty rough by the time of day with all the boat traffic out there on the lake. Ended up picking up another smallie on a dink perch. Not worth weighing but measured about 16". Ended the day woth just those two bass and four perch. Had one rod out while drifting so I can catch some dink perch for bass bait. This was the only thing that we caught a bass on. Dink perch about 4" long. We tried tubes, jerk baits, crank baits, dropshots with plastic, Mr. Twister, and nothing worked other than the dink perch live bait.
Very slow day for catching fish, but always better than my best day at work that I ever had before I retired!!! Might try near Grassy Island tomorrow for some perch in that area if the rain holds off in the A.M.
 

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Thanks for the report lggyw.
Figured the lake would be busy/rough this holiday weekend.
And you're sure right...the worse day on the water has always been better than the best day at work.
Looking forward to the fall bite that's just around the corner.
 

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Thanks for the report lggyw.
Figured the lake would be busy/rough this holiday weekend.
And you're sure right...the worse day on the water has always been better than the best day at work.
Looking forward to the fall bite that's just around the corner.
Yea, right after Labor day, those bigger boats will be disapearing until next spring, and as the water starts cooling down in the lake, the fish will be on the feed. Fishing will pick up a lot in a few weeks.
 

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Have never fished LSC in the fall but have been thinking about a fall trip for a while now.
It would be well worth it if you can ever make it out here in the fall. The big perch will be in tight to shore very soon in the mile rd. area. You would get some hogs out there an some other great locations around the lake. The eyes will be in the shallower water as well.
 

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It would be well worth it if you can ever make it out here in the fall. The big perch will be in tight to shore very soon in the mile rd. area. You would get some hogs out there an some other great locations around the lake. The eyes will be in the shallower water as well.
What month would you say is best to catch the perch and eyes in the shallows?
 

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What month would you say is best to catch the perch and eyes in the shallows?
I would say usually mid September until lake freeze up/ Depends on the weather when the lake freezes. Sometimes we get a very late freeze up, but the ramps and canals may stop us from getting out to the open water on the lake. So Ia good bet would be Mid September thru mid December. Canals hardly ever freeze before the New Year, but you never know what the temps my bring, and the ramps themselves can be too slick to get the boat in / out. Sometimes you need to bring some sand out to the ramps with you. (May be illegal)????
 

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I used to sneak out of this area and go to Lake Simcoe in Canada for a few days during their Thanksgiving weekend. Cannot beat the perch that you get over there and plenty of 'em. I have not gone for awhile now, and with their Covid rules, I think it's a real PITA to get there to fish, then get back into the states when your are ready to come home. I may try to get over there next year with a few guys. We used to go with 6 of us. Three guys two boats, two rooms two nights & three days. What a blast!! Had our own little contest going. We counted only 12" or bigger perch, & my boat lost the last time we were there 76 perch to 75 perch. Biggest went to my buddy 14-3/4".
 

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Lets see some pics if ya have them!!
LOL You will never see pictures from me on here or anywhere else on the internet simply because I do not have the knowledge on how to do it. All I have is a little flip phone (for which I get teased a lot by everyone I know). I don't even know if I can post a picture anywhere with a flip phone, and if I could, I really would not know how, But I can always guarantee you this: Even though I do not post any pictures, I always will give an honest report on here and other sites that I go on, whether I have a great, good or bad day. I know without pictures, some guys will doubt what I post sometimes, but I cannot do anything about that. When I am with my grandson, he will post a few pictures every now and then. He knows how & he has a "smart phone". LOL
 

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lggyw...That's some great perch numbers you caught in Canada. But for the same reasons you mentioned(covid restrictions) you'll not catch me in Canada anytime soon.
I feel your pain when it comes to using the phone. Though I can take pics., I don't know how to post them via the phone. My G-son always took pics on our LSC trips and sends them to me. Saugtom sends me a bunch more.
 

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lggyw...That's some great perch numbers you caught in Canada. But for the same reasons you mentioned(covid restrictions) you'll not catch me in Canada anytime soon.
I feel your pain when it comes to using the phone. Though I can take pics., I don't know how to post them via the phone. My G-son always took pics on our LSC trips and sends them to me. Saugtom sends me a bunch more.
I can take a picture with my phone and send it to another phone, but I just cannot post a picture on line. When someone sends me a picture to my phone, it is about 1/2" X 1/2" square and I cannot enlarge it. It's because I have a flip phone but that's all I need. $150.
 

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I can take a picture with my phone and send it to another phone, but I just cannot post a picture on line. When someone sends me a picture to my phone, it is about 1/2" X 1/2" square and I cannot enlarge it. It's because I have a flip phone but that's all I need. $150.
Had a flip phone for many years....and liked it. Used it when I drove a truck and it would get reception in remote areas when other guys new fangled phones wouldn't. Plus...I never 'butt dialed' anyone when I had the flip phone either.;)
 
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