Well, we went from above normal temps and Summer in September, to below average temps and full blown Fall in October. Now throw in the much cooler air temps and the Gail force winds we’ve had already in October, and the fishing opportunities become limited, at least on the bay. So that’s why I’ve been concentrating again more on the river lately. And the walleye bite has picked up some in this last week or so. The river temps have taken a dive, as have the bay temps, and have brought a few early migratory walleyes into the Saginaw system. Me and a close friend had a ball fishing the river on Monday 10-05-09 (pictures below). We stayed in the Bay City general area of the Saginaw, and did pretty good. Not only did we catch some walleyes, but some real dandy’s to boot.
We found these fish off the main channel of the river in isolated pockets, in 16 to 18 FOW. Used light 3/8 ounce Knuckleball jigs, tipped with Gulp 3 inch shiners, and also trolled with lead core line using #5 shad raps to take 7 real nice walleyes for the mornings trip. I’m thinking the walleye fishing productivity in all the usual spots all the way up river into Saginaw itself will get better fast now. Not being a deer hunter myself, I have lots of available time to take any river charter trips both during the day and at night on the Saginaw. So if the urge strikes you for a 1 or 2 man river trip, give me a call. And remember, Be safe, Fish Smart and tight lines.
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