Saginaw Bay Fishing Report 9/26/2013

Perch fishing

Perch fishing

Saginaw Bay  perch were caught off the old Dumping Grounds which is north of the Saginaw River.  Anglers will want to move around if it gets too crowded.  Those trying to perch off Quanicassee river were fishing from the last channel marker to waters 11 feet deep but catch rates were very slow.

Au Gres:  Catch rates were slow.  Boats anglers are marking lots of fish but the bite was not there.  Perch fishing was hit-or-miss.

  •  Au Gres River:  Anglers are catching a few salmon at the mouth and the Singing Bridge.  Traffic can be a problem especially with construction on the Singing Bridge.

Outer Saginaw Bay:
Oscoda:

  • Au Sable River:  Salmon are moving in and out of the river however they do not seem to be running all the way up to the dam.  Most of the fish caught were taken by pier anglers casting spoons or body baits.  Walleye are moving into the river at night.

Tawas:  Pier anglers caught a few walleye, pike and small perch.  Salmon are in the harbor however they will not bite.

Tawas River:  Continues to produce the occasional salmon.  Try small spoons, body baits, spawn or flies.

Weekly Fishing Tip: Is your outdoor first-aid kit ready to go?
Do you carry a first-aid kit with you while you’re out fishing? You never know what can happen in the midst of an outing so it never hurts to be prepared. If you’re interested in putting together a kit be sure to include the following:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Thermometer
  • Hemostat
  • Compresses
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Medical tape
  • Compression bandage
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Antibiotic wipes
  • Eye-wash fluid
  • Aspirin/ibuprofen

Don’t forget to regularly check your first-aid kit’s inventory and replenish as needed!