Saginaw Bay anglers were still taking some walleye out in the deeper waters of the inner bay when trolling or drifting crawler harnesses with bottom bouncers. The trick is to go slow. Anglers are still waiting for the perch fishing to get started.
Au Gres: Walleye have been caught straight off the mouth of the Au Gres River in 25 to 30 feet.
Outer Saginaw Bay:
Oscoda: Anglers had limited success. Trout, salmon and walleye were still being caught in deeper water 80 to 150 feet deep. Pier anglers have caught a limited number of salmon.
- Au Sable River: Does have a low number of salmon and steelhead. No reports of walleye being caught in the river or at the mouth.
Tawas: Is still producing some walleye in the deep water south of Tawas Point.
Weekly Fishing Tip: Consider deeper water when targeting bass
Did you know there are typically two populations of bass in a water body? One that lingers near the shore to feed and one that hangs in deeper water and moves through structure to feed?
Both populations provide great opportunities for fishing, but many anglers overlook the bass in deeper water.
The next time you head to your favorite bass lake, consider fishing deeper water, particularly around larger weedbeds. Fish will often hang out in the weedbeds and move up through the depths to feed.