Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lake St. Clair

Smallmouth bass were caught around 12 Mile Road in 8 feet while drop-shotting a rubber worm and around Fords Cove in 7 feet while casting crankbaits. Muskie were caught around the Clinton River Cut-Off launch in 10 feet while casting medusas. Good yellow perch catches out from the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club in 15 feet, out from the 400 Club in 12 to 14 feet and three miles out from the Clinton River Cut-Off when still-fishing or drifting emerald shiners on perch rigs. On the north end, anglers fishing near Harley Ensign and Fairhaven moved into the canals and caught a good number of bluegills and crappie when still-fishing and drifting live bait. A decent number of walleye were taken by those drifting minnows near the mouth of the North Channel. Smallmouth fishing was slow with only a couple fish found in 8 to 10 feet between Harley Ensign and Selfridge. A couple legal size muskies were also caught. Perch fishing was decent near the channel when using minnows.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Lake Arthur

Lake Arthur are reeling in largemouth bass. The bass are biting at top water baits, usually around dusk. Channel catfish also are beginning to come out as a result of the cooler temperatures and can be caught using nightcrawlers or minnows around the main access points of the lake. Walleye fishing is consistent at the lake, as well.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Sumner Lake

 Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, tubes, craws, worms and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Anglers having the best luck were fishing shallow. Fishing for catfish was good using liver and worms. Fishing for walleye was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using bottom bouncer night crawler rigs and crank baits.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Central Basin Walleye:

 Walleye have been caught in 32 feet of water north-northwest of Edgewater Park and in 46-47 feet of water north of Chagrin River. Good fishing was reported in 50-60 feet northeast of Fairport and in 65-73 feet north-northeast of Ashtabula. Anglers are trolling with dipsey divers or planer boards with weights or jet divers, ahead of stick baits or worm harnesses. The best colors have been olive, purple, pink and green.
Yellow Perch: Fish have been caught in 33-40 feet north-northeast of Wildwood Park, in 34 feet north-northwest of Chagrin River, in 45-55 feet northwes/northeast of Fairport Harbor and in 55-65 feet north-northeast of Conneaut. Perch-spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Smallmouth Bass: Fishing has been good in 10-30 feet around the harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut using drop-shot rigs, tube jigs, spinners, crankbaits, leeches and crayfish.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Traverse City:

Traverse City: Salmon have been caught on both bays but catch rates were still slow. A mix of chinook and coho were taken in the south end of the East Bay when trolling. Those wade fishing caught a few kings near Mitchell Creek. The lake herring bite was good for those trolling or jigging. Fish were caught south of Deepwater Point and along the west side of the bay from Old Mission to the M-37 launch. Lake trout were caught straight out from Elk Rapids and along the west side. Salmon fishing was fair up near the dam on the Elk River. Plenty of smallmouth bass, a few perch and bullhead were also caught near the dam. On the West Bay, those trolling for lake trout have caught lake herring. Lake trout were caught south of Power Island and near the sand hump outside Suttons Bay.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lake Darling:

 Water temperature was going down until early this week when the air temperature went back into the 90's during the day. Water temperature is back into the upper 70's. Black Crappie - Fair: Crappies remain out in 4 to 5 feet of water with some out a little deeper. Most are in the 9 to 10 inch range. Light colored small jigs work best. Personal jig color of choice is yellow. Bluegill - Fair: Worm and bobber will catch you a good number. The bigger ones are around 8 inches. The original stocking is bigger than that but are hard to find. Channel Catfish - Good: Use a nightcrawler fished on the bottom to catch some nice one pound catfish. Try also a little chicken liver.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


in a blender mix 24 bad minnows, and 1/4 C of the juice they was in along with 1/2 Cup parmesan cheese, 1 box cherry Jell-O 1/4 C molasses, 3 Tablespoons of onion salt and garlic salt, 1 cup bread crumbs, 3 Tablespoons of soy sauce, add flour to thicken then work into a dough and place in baggies in 1 inch balls use on a treble hook.

In 1/4 cup boiling water add 3 beef bullion cubes. after they dissolve add 3 oz lunch meat, and 3 Tablespoons of garlic salt and onion powder, 5 slices of bread, 4 Tablespoons of of melted peanut butter, 20 crackers. Put it in a blender and mix. place in sealable container in a cool place with lid on tight. Use as a ball on treble hook.

mix 1 lb of aged in the sun chicken livers and 1 package of hot dogs together in a blender and mix. This may be best performed outside or with wife gone. In a gallon jug place a half a loaf of bread torn into bite size pieces, pour the liver and and hot dog mix over it. add 2 cans of nacho cheese, 1 can corn, 1/4 bottle of Tabasco, and a dozen worms cut up, to the mix. next get rubber gloves and pour this mixture out and knead good until it gets thick and a dough like consistency. Store in the sun, in a large plastic container, and handle with care.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Baked walleye recipes

Baked walleye recipes are served in restaurants all around the world. After you filet your walleye here is a healthier way to cook and eat walleyes than pan frying the walleye. Also a Walleye with Parmesan Peppercorn Crust recipe.
First you need to clean and filet your walleye. The recipe is for chopped walleye.
 1 small can crab with liquid
 1 stick of butter melted
 2-3 green onions or 1/4 large sweet onion chopped
 1/4 skinned red pepper chopped
 1/4 - 1/2 Cup parsley chopped
 1/4 Cup Miracle Whip if desired
 1 egg beaten
 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
 Bread crumbs for rolling
 Pinch old bay
 You then mix all and coat the fish,now roll in crumbs. Now put the chopped walleye on a greased cookie sheet, bake in oven on top rack at 350 degrees for about fifteen minutes, flipping once, until golden on both sides.