Saginaw Bay Area Fishing Report 12/20/2012

Nice Northern

Nice Northern

Saginaw Bay: Is producing a good number of walleye for boat anglers. Those fishing close to shore caught some perch.

Saginaw River: Walleye and perch are being caught from the mouth all the way up to Wicks Park. Some are drifting shiner minnows while others are using Hot-n-Tots.

Au Gres River: Is still producing some perch although some were on the small side.

Outer Saginaw Bay
Au Sable River: Has a good number of steelhead between the mouth and Foote Dam. With a little effort, anglers are finding the spots producing the most fish. High Banks, the Boy Scout Camp and the Rea Road access sites have been active. Spawn is working best however try spoons or body baits at the mouth.

Oscoda: Pier anglers are getting steelhead on spoons or body baits.

Weekly Fishing Tip: Ice fishing tips you can use (later) this winter
Although it seems unlikely we’ll have ice, let alone snow, for the holidays…we wanted to offer you some ice fishing tips you can hopefully use this winter.

  1. When choosing an auger, consider a hand or battery-powered option. They’re usually easier to haul than the gas-powered version and work just as well. Just remember to keep the blades sharp!
  2. Headed out to water more than six feet deep? Don’t forget your slip bobber and a bobber stop! Just remember if it’s freezing out, most slip bobbers won’t work so you may need to fashion something else to work.
  3. Regardless of the technique you prefer, consider using more than one to see better success out on the ice.