Southeast Lower Peninsula
Lake St. Clair: Anglers fishing for perch were doing well. They were catching perch from Anchor Bay to the Detroit River on minnows in 12 to 17 feet of water.
Southwest Lower Peninsula
Grand Haven: Pier anglers were catching a few steelhead on spawn.
St Joe: Pier anglers were catching lake trout while jigging. Anglers were catching steelhead in the river on spawn.
Northeast Lower Peninsula
Houghton Lake: Anglers were catching walleye and crappie on jigs and wax worms. Walleye were caught during the morning hours.
Northwest Lower Peninsula
Charlevoix: There were still some anglers trying the channel. A couple boat anglers were out front looking for perch. There were some salmon still around in local streams/rivers.
Little Bay de Noc: Smallmouth bass anglers were catching fish with some reports of large fish being caught in overwintering locations. Yellow perch anglers reported a slowdown but continued to catch a few.
Big Bay de Noc: Smallmouth bass anglers were headed out of Fayette and were catching numbers, as well as very respectably sized fish. Fat head minnows fished in 25 to 30 feet of water performed well.
This report is intended to give you an idea of what is going on around the state. Updates come from Fisheries staff and conservation officers. With more than 11,000 inland lakes, the Great Lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, not all locations can be listed. However, it is safe to say if a species is being caught in some waters in the area, they are likely being caught in all waters in that section of the state that have that species.