Saginaw Bay Fishing Report 05/08/2014

Nice walleye

Nice walleye

Saginaw Bay walleye have been caught by those trolling crank baits in 16 feet off Linwood and by those trolling or jigging around the rocks at Spoils Island. A few walleye were taken on crawler harnesses between Quanicassee and Fish Point. Very few walleye were caught between Sebewaing and Caseville. A couple channel catfish were caught in the marina.

Saginaw River walleye were caught by those trolling or drifting from the Coast Guard Station to the mouth. No perch to report.

Tittabawassee River fish were still caught upstream of Gordonville Road near the railroad bridge and downstream of Freeland when trolling rapalas. Fire-tiger and clown colors were good. Shore anglers near Freeland did well with jigs, twisters and crawlers. Walleye were caught near M-46 and downstream toward Green Point as well as near the Tittabawassee, Shiawassee and Saginaw confluence. A few white bass are starting to show up.

Outer Saginaw Bay:
Oscoda the pier has been productive early morning or late evening. Walleye are coming in limited numbers. They are good size and healthy. Crawlers, jig’s and body baits have worked best.

  • Au Sable River steelhead are now moving into the river in good numbers. A lot of anglers are hooking up but some are having a hard time landing them. From the mouth to the dam, the river is high and the current is fast. New snags have moved into some of the areas holding fish.

Weekly Fishing Tip: Use a spinnerbait to target bass.
As water temperatures rise, both largemouth and smallmouth bass will start to hang out in shallower water and stick close to areas with cover. Want to know a great tool to target them there? Try a spinnerbait.

Seek out cover; such as logs, boulders or weed patches and cast your spinnerbait in that direction. Often times you’ll entice a bass ready to strike unsuspecting prey.