Weekly Area Fishing Report For Southeast Michigan

April 10, 2024


Saginaw Bay: Anglers who fished along the east side of Saginaw Bay reported slow fishing for yellow perch and panfish, and the fish that were caught were small. Walleye anglers who were able to get out on the bay around Quanicassee and Sebewaing found fishing to be slow, with low numbers caught.

Lower Saginaw Bay: Boat anglers who trolled around the Cigar reported catching a few walleye when using Bandits. Walleye were also caught when trolling the west side of the shipping channel across from Spoils Island. Jigging live minnows around Spoils Island was reported to work well.

Saginaw River: A few walleye were caught by anglers jigging with twister tails near First Street in Saginaw. Shore anglers caught a few walleye in the evenings at Veteran’s Park in Bay City when casting jig and twister tail combinations.

Lake Erie: Anglers had great success fishing for walleye when leaving the Sterling State Park boat launch and heading north toward the mouth of the Detroit River around the Pointe Mouillee State Game Area. They fished in 12 to 15 feet of water and trolled with artificial lures at speeds of around 1.3 mph. Good lure colors were perch colors, purple and chrome with black stripes, and white with a black head with blue and pink polka dots. Anglers reported that these walleye have been large.

Lexington: A small number of coho salmon and steelhead were reported to be caught in the early morning and evening hours. Casting small lures and fishing with bobbers and wax worms or with crawlers and minnows from the docks and beach area inside the harbor all were reported to have worked well. Rough conditions kept boat anglers off the water.