Saginaw Bay Area Weekly Fishing Report 09/23/2016

surf-fishingSaginaw Bay perch were caught off the Eagle Bay Marina where some reported limit catches in 15 to 18 feet between the Saganing and Pinconning Bars. Fish were also caught in 22 feet in the Black Hole, 15 feet off Gambil’s Marina, the old Shipping Channel, near Spoils Island, in 18 feet off Linwood, near Buoy 22 in the current Shipping Channel, the mouth of the Saginaw River, in five to 15 feet along the edge of the Slot off Sebewaing and in nine feet straight north off the mouth of the Quanicassee River. Fish were eight to 10 inches and the average catch was 25 to 30 per boat. Bass anglers took some nice smallmouth out of the marina basins near the mouth of the Saginaw River and around North Island off Bay Port. Catfish were taken out of the Hot Ponds.

Au Gres Area perch anglers were getting a few fish in 21 to 25 feet. Some managed to take limit catches of fish ranging eight to 10 inches.

Au Gres River surf anglers on the East Branch were taking a few Chinook salmon down at the Singing Bridge in the early morning. Perch were caught in the lower river.

Outer Saginaw Bay:


Grindstone City a few boats caught lake trout and steelhead straight north of the harbor in 100 to 170 feet. Lake trout were at the bottom and steelheads at 60 feet.

Port Austin pier anglers might want to start trying for walleye at night.

Tawas Area those trolling were doing well for steelhead and walleye out past Buoy #2 in 70 feet. A few boats were taking a mix of trout, salmon, walleye and bass. Good walleye action between the Crib at Alabaster and Whitestone Point with crawler harnesses and crank baits.

Tawas River shore anglers floating spawn in the lower river caught a couple Chinook. Catfish and freshwater drum were also caught.