Saginaw Bay Area Fishing Report 11/29/2012

Saginaw Bay:Walleye have been caught off Linwood and north towards Pinconning as well as outside Spoils Island. Most are fishing in 12 to 15 feet of water.

Saginaw Bay Late Fall Walleye

Saginaw River: small walleye and some perch have been caught near the Independence Bridge.

Kawkawlin River: producing some perch.

Quanicassee River: producing some perch.

Outer Saginaw Bay
Au Sable River: Water levels are very low and clear. Any fish out in the open will spook easily. If you can see them, they can see you! Catch rates were slow but fish could be found in the deeper holes and under logs.

Oscoda: Is producing whitefish for pier anglers.

Tawas: Anglers fishing off the state dock are targeting whitefish and perch.

MDNR Weekly Fishing Tip: Mark Your Calendar for the 2013 Winter Free Fishing Weekend
Are you looking for an opportunity to take someone out fishing this winter, perhaps someone who has never been before? Consider scheduling your outing for February 16 or 17 as part of the 2013 Winter Free Fishing Weekend!

Free Fishing Weekend
As part of that weekend, all fishing license fees will be waived for those two days. Residents and out-of-state visitors can enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for many different species of fish. Please note all fishing regulations will still apply during that time.

For many, the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is a tradition – will it become one for you as well?

Numerous activities in communities throughout Michigan will be going on as part of the 2013 Winter Free Fishing Weekend. Maybe you would want to plan one of your own in your community? For more information, or resources to help you participate, please visit