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NOTE TO ANGLERS: This report is intended to provide fishermen a sense of fishing conditions across the state. The revisions come from a combination of creel clerks and other DNR staff across the condition and mirror previous fishing problems during the last a week. As a result of nature for the Great Lakes, fishing problems on it can transform every day or even hourly centered on wind and rainfall events.
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Michigan's yearly "Winter complimentary Fishing Weekend" is going to be held this Saturday February 13th and Sunday February 14th. No fishing permit is required nonetheless all regulations still apply. This might be a great time to present somebody not used to the world of ice fishing. Unique occasions is held statewide. For a list of authorized events, click: 4570, 7-153-1_53-, 00.html
Lake Erie: Had no ice. There is certainly one dock in at Metro Park and a few ships were out trolling husky jerks for walleye.
Detroit River: The water had been large and fast as well as in some places it was dirty. Some boats had been out fishing but fishermen will have to pay close attention to breeze way watching for ice floes decreasing.
Oakland County: Shoreline ice ended up being slim but should tighten up back-up. Anglers on Union and Cass Lakes had been concentrating on panfish when making use of tiny plastics and wax worms. Those doing ideal were hole hopping to keep on seafood. Various good dimensions pike were caught or speared in 4 to 10 legs.
Lake St. Clair: Had no ice fishing after all and even though colder weather condition is originating, it will require at the least weekly of cold weather condition before ice fishing returns.
Saginaw Bay: Ice fishing is very restricted and it is strictly a nearshore task as you can find just a couple locations where shore ice ended up being dangling on. Ice quality is BAD, with thickness differing widely in just several feet. It is really not better to try to take a snowmobile or ATV out on any remaining ice. The ice is certainly not great from the Pine River access site. Some ice ended up being nevertheless hanging on at Palmer Road, but perch fishing had been slow as well as the water ended up being murky. A few tiny perch were caught off White's Beach and Pinconning. At Linwood, the marina opened their boat channel and many little ships had been trolling about five kilometers away. They caught walleye on crank baits nonetheless make sure you watch out for ice floes. If anybody launches from Linwood seashore, they should be sure to leave their particular cell-phone number utilizing the marina, as ice floes can move in and block the channel which makes it impractical to reunite in. The launch in the lips regarding the Saginaw River was not useable due to too-much ice. Boats had been establishing through the Hampton Township ramp at the conclusion of Jones path and fishing about five miles away. The Quanicassee River is wide open, running high and quickly. A couple of crappie and small perch had been caught inside Sunset Bay Marina. Any ice from Sebewaing to Sand aim wasn't safe. The Sebewaing River and the marina are spacious. The water is working high, quickly and dirty.
Saginaw River: Most introduce sites had been functional but simply take a case of sand or sodium for traction from the ramp. The water is running high, quickly and dirty. The Patterson path ramp during the mouth regarding the river was not useable due to a lot of ice.
Tittabawassee River: Shore anglers were taking several walleyes only upstream associated with the Gordonville path launch and down at Mapleton. Catch rates were spotty since the lake ended up being large, quickly and dirty. Most useful baits had been an orange ¼ ounce jig head with a white twister end to improve exposure. Anglers could introduce at Gordonville path and fish upstream on Dow Dam or downstream to Freeland.
Shoreline ice from the inland lakes deteriorated through the rain and hot enchantment but should shrink once more because of the colder conditions. Extreme care should always be utilized on the ice particularly in the counties along the Lake Michigan shoreline that are getting significant snowfall recently.
St. Joseph River: Anglers remained getting some steelhead downstream regarding the Berrien Springs Dam. Try spawn or wax worms. The sporadic walleye was also taken further upstream.
Grand River at Grand Rapids: Anglers are getting steelhead close to the 6th Street Dam and nearby the lips associated with the Rogue River. The majority are using spawn and wax worms.
Grand River at Lansing: several pike were caught on sucker minnows over the North Lansing Dam. Several walleye had been taken on minnows underneath the North Lansing Dam plus the Red Cedar River.
Muskegon River: liquid amounts were still a bit high and fast. A fair quantity of steelhead were still being caught entirely up to Croton Dam.
Burt Lake: has actually ice anglers but be careful until colder temperatures have to be able to shore the ice back-up. Some were fishing Maple Bay. With the the sunshine this week walking-out was the safest bet currently.
Mullett Lake: Some were out fishing regarding the south result in Scott Bay but once again use caution. Ice thickness was variable and certainly will alter rapidly in one spot to the next. Walking was really the only mode of safe vacation today.