Saginaw Bay Area Fishing Report | 8-17-2009

Saginaw Bay Area Fishing Report
by Captain Dan
Posted: 08/17/2009  

Hello everyone.
8-17-2009aJust finished a 5 day stint of charters on the Bay. My results were mixed, but most of my (lines in the water) trips are only 4 hours long. That only gives you a short time to locate the biting walleyes and get on the right technique. And as usual, even though the weather is now (all of a sudden) summer like late into August, the walleyes are starting to get finicky in some spots and on the bite big time in others. Nobody, including me knows why this starts to happen every year around this time, but IMV (even with the good weather) it has started right on schedule. 

8-17-2009cWith the surface temps up 6 to 8 degrees from it’s all summer lows in the high 60’s, the near shore bite on and near all the Sand Bars around the bay have improved again. Even waters 10 to 12 feet deep are giving up limits of smaller but legal fish. Weeds of course can be a problem this late into the summer season, but people willing to deal with and patiently fish around them will be rewarded. I’ve ran a few 2 man trips this year out of my smaller boat for these shallow water inhabitants with some very good success. Consider learning and casting around these thicker weeded spots and you’ll be surprised of the results. I’ve included some fresh/recent pictures. As always be safe, fish smart and tight lines. . . 


Capt. Dan
Walleye Express Charters