Saginaw Bay Fishing Report 10/24/2013

Saginaw River Walleye

Saginaw River Walleye

Saginaw Bay when they can get out, boat anglers reported decent catches of perch in 20 feet off Gambil’s Marina which is up near Pinconning, near Buoy 22 along the shipping channel, or northeast of Spoils Island which is the large island straight off the mouth of the Saginaw River. The bite is best from dawn until about 10:30AM. At Quanicassee, a few were caught but most boats had to stay in the river. At Sebewaing, a few guys fishing from the docks in the marina caught bluegills and a few crappie. The boats are gone so the docks at Bay Shore Marina, near Bay Port and the docks in the Caseville City Harbor are now open to shore anglers. Dredging continues in the channel at Caseville.

Saginaw River had nothing going on in the lower river (tournament this weekend and anglers are keeping tight lips on whereabouts of fish being caught).

Au Gres boat anglers caught perch in 20 to 35 feet of water straight off the river or up near the Gravelly Shoal which is between Pt. Au Gres and the Charity Islands.

  • Au Gres River salmon and steelhead fishing has been hit-or-miss down near the Singing Bridge. Steelhead are just starting to show up.

Outer Saginaw Bay:
Oscoda pier anglers have caught some walleye on spoons or body baits.

  • Au Sable River most of the salmon seem to be up at the dam but a few stragglers are still coming in. Many are turning dark and are spawned out. The good news is fresh steelhead are now moving into the river and those floating spawn or flies are catching fish.

Tawas pier fishing was slow. A large number of emerald shiners are moving into the harbor and small perch ranging 4 to 7 inches are following them. A couple boats were trolling near the mouth of the river.

  • Tawas River is still producing a chinook salmon here and there but the run is definitely past the peak.

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