Saginaw Bay Northeast winds slowed walleye fishing, but the bite should pick back up. Fishing was hit-or-miss on the inner east side of the bay. Walleye were caught in the Slot between Sebewaing and Quanicassee, and a few out in deeper water east of Buoy #1. Pike were caught in shallow water with artificial baits.
Saginaw River boats found the occasional walleye when trolling the lower river with crawlers. Shore anglers caught channel cats and a good number of freshwater drum when using worms at Smith Park.
Tittabawassee River bass anglers caught large and smallmouth when casting a variety of artificial baits.
Au Gres Area walleye were caught straight out from the river and south of Pt. Au Gres near the shipping channel in 35 to 40 feet. Most were using crawlers or crankbaits.
Pine River anglers caught largemouth bass, pike, walleye and rock bass off the dock at the Pine River Access when using crawlers, swim baits and spoons.
Outer Saginaw Bay
Port Austin smallmouth bass were caught inside Eagle Bay. Those wading in the Willow River also caught bass when casting tube baits, spinners and leeches.
Tawas Area walleye were caught out near Buoy #2 and south towards the Charity Islands in 25 to 40 feet when using crawlers and crankbaits. Good lake trout action out past Buoy #2 in 60 to 75 feet when using spoons.
Tawas River had good smallmouth action at Gateway Park when using jigs and swim baits. Rock bass, bluegills and perch were caught on crawlers.