Friday, October 28, 2016
Lake St. Clair:
Smallmouth fishing was slow in the south end of the lake. Largemouth bass were caught in the canals at Metro in four to six feet when casting a purple tube bait of a green pumpkin wacky worm. Yellow perch were caught on emerald shiners when anchored in 16 or 17 feet around the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club or with perch rigs and minnows in 14 to 16 feet off the 400 Club. Muskie were caught under the 16 Mile Bridge when casting crank baits or about a mile out from the Clinton River Cut-Off Launch in nine to 11 feet with spinners and crank baits. On the north end, yellow perch were caught in Bouvier Bay in eight feet. Nice panfish including perch were taken by shore anglers floating a crawler at Selfridge. The mouth of the North Channel was another hot spot for perch for those still-fishing or drifting minnows in nine to 11 feet. Anglers continued to catch bluegill and crappie in the canals. Smallmouth bass fishing was basically non-existent. A few largemouth bass were caught along the shoeline. Pike were caught along the weed beds in Anchor Bay.