Saginaw Bay yellow perch fishing was slow with all the wind. Most fish were caught on the east side of Spoils Island, in the old shipping channel and at Linwood in 16 feet. Quanicassee was the busy spot with boat and shore anglers, but the fishing was slow. Mornings seem to be better in 8 to 18 feet. Be ready to sort through lots of small ones. There was not much activity from Sebewaing to Caseville. A few boats venturing out from Geiger Road found a few fish. The few walleye boats that were out had no luck.
Saginaw River walleye are starting to show up in the lower river and were caught by those jigging with a minnow.
Au Gres Area had slow fishing. A couple walleye were taken on body baits out near the Bell Buoy and south towards Pt. Au Gres in 20 to 30 feet. A few perch were caught straight out from the river in 20 to 30 feet with minnows. Fish were also found off the Pine River, the Pinconning Bar and the Saganing Bar in 10 to 20 feet. A few limit catches were reported off Eagle Bay Marina.
Outer Saginaw Bay
Oscoda lake trout, steelhead and walleye were caught when trolling spoons and spin-glo’s in 30 to 140 feet and fishing throughout the water column. Pier anglers caught smallmouth bass, channel cats, rock bass and a couple walleye with crawlers or body baits. The occasional Chinook salmon was also caught.
Au Sable River has a small number of Chinook and Atlantic salmon. Anglers caught a few channel cats, rock bass and bullhead when still fishing night crawlers.
Tawas Area anglers are marking lots of baitfish; however, fishing was slow. Walleye were caught near buoys 4 and 6 with crawlers and body baits in 15 to 20 feet. Fish were also found deeper in 40 to 50 feet when using spoons and body baits out near the point and south of Alabaster.
Tawas River fishing was slow at Gateway Park, with only a couple largemouth bass and rock bass caught on crawlers. Anglers have seen salmon, but none were caught.