SE Michigan Fishing Report

The season to take walleye, northern pike and musky will close on March 15th on the Lower Peninsula inland waters. Anglers are reminded that ice shanties placed on waters in the northern sections of the Lower Peninsula must be removed by midnight on March 15th. Check the Michigan Fishing Guide for a listing of counties. Ice shanties in the remaining portions of the Lower Peninsula should have been removed by March 1st.

On Lake St. Clair, warmer temperatures improved the perch fishing, but the recent cold spell shut things down again. Anglers are fishing for walleye at night near Gino’s. The bigger fish were taken east of Metro Beach. On the north end of the lake, good fishing for bluegill and crappie was reported near Selfridge. Perch were caught in shallow waters near Brandenberg Park. Northern pike can also be found in shallow waters, but the bite was slow. In the St. Clair River, anglers have caught some brown trout near Port Huron.

The Detroit River had good northern pike and perch fishing. There have been no reports of walleye in the river, but it should not be long. Perch, crappie and bluegills have been caught near Metro Park. Those fishing near Gibraltar reported good perch fishing. Water levels were up on the Huron River. Anglers are catching steelhead along with a few walleye when fishing between Flat Rock and Rockwood. Some of the fish are darker but a few chrome colored fish have also been caught. Anglers are drifting flies and crawlers or floating spawn bags under a bobber.

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