November 23- Kevin
Payne Critter Getter - Fished below Edison from
4-7:30p.m. Took one male before dark and rest of limit after dark
which were all females. Long lined Ripsticks (orange & yellow,
rainbow trout) and Magnum Hot-n-Tots (orange). The male fish was
stuffed full of 5-6" shad!!! A great evening of fishing
November 23- Dave Dilks Perch
are running hot and cold at Colchester. Took a limit Sunday afternoon but
couldn't buy a bite there Monday afternoon. Was able to come back Monday
and get a dozen keepers off the Lake Erie Metropark marina buoys.
November 22- citychief
Limits fishing the thermocline off stacks. Biggest fish of the
year are here know. No need to pull wire even. Hot color
cranks, Tiger Hot N Tots worked slow weighted.8,9,10 lbs. Hour before and
two hours after dark are the best times. I have released many large
females tipping the 10lb mark. Check out my pics at Bottom Line. Gibraltar
Neubecker I went perch fishing, and finally found
some nice ones!! Fished the last buoy out of the lake Erie
Metropark marina (About 8-9’f water).
Caught 18 over 7’’, and 5 over 10’’. I fished here from
-11:, and also from 2-3pm. From 11-2 I tried
other spots (
light, channel for the banana dyke, and the
cross dyke) The channel at the bananna
dyke provided a couple of fish but the action was too slow for me.
Chartreuse blades seem to work best in the morning, and when the sun came
out the gold blades seem to be slightly better.
(Bob Piette) Sorry guys for the late report, been away
from the computer.
Have been getting fish up to eight lbs below the Edison discharge. limits
as quick as 30 minuets to 1 1/2 hrs. pulling clown rip shads on long lines
November 20-Tom Ebiat.
Brest Bay. the floating weeds were a real pain and the water dirtied up a
bit, but not bad. We only went 3 out of 6 fish but 2 other boats got their
limits straight out from Sterling in 18fow..No real pattern, some on pink
lemonade ripsticks, trailer trash reg. reef runners, bombers in
firetiger, pink 3/8's Hot-N-Tots, Mann's stretch 15's/pink/black/white
(ugly bait!)...anything from 40 to 70 back.. Sure seemed like pink
was the main color of the day for most of the boats out there. tough slow
day, but if you have to time to wait them out you should be able to get
your limit. and as many weeds as you want to make your salad!
November 16-Tom Ebi Monday, I fished the river jigging for 1 hr and
handlining for 1.5 hrs from Edison to Calf... not one hit.. Talked to Sparkman
and he finally got his 5 at 12pm at Mc Clouth after starting at dawn.
After talking to Sparkman, I ran to Brest Bay, started in 13fow in
front of Sterling and trolled out towards Stoney. when I got to 18fow.
I started marking good pods of big fish. Had one take back on a deep
little ripper/confusion..lost that one before I could get the rod out of
the holder. Then got a 5.8 lber on my trusty chartreuse/green herringbone
(old style) Hot-n-Tot 50 back at 1.5 mph. Shortly after that I
got a 3 lber and lost the double after taking the board under 2 times
while I was fighting the 3lber. That double was on the Hot-n-Tot at
50 back and the lost one was on a deep Little Ripper/pink lemonade 50 back
also at 1.5 mph. The water in Brest Bay is very clear. You can
see your cavitation plate. I had to troll into the wind to get bit
trolling over the same spot I got the first fish.
November 15-John Sparkman Limit by McLouth #9 &11
clown most caught early
November 9-John Sparkman Out today at 8.30 got one by
Edison moved to McLouth got 4 more for limit holographic green # 9
November 6-John Sparkman Out at day light by Edison got 1
moved up to McLouth got 2 more quit at 11.00 BAD DAY!!
Ebi Greg Canterberry and I got 3 early by Calf
(right up the middle of the river) pulling wire. #13 and #11 raps in
orange, clown, black. We only got fish when the boat was headed NW at
1.2mph. around 10am (when we headed off the water) Sparkman had 3 with his
partner. The water was every milky.
November 5-John Sparkman Out this afternoon 2:00
friend and I got 6. 3 by Edison 3 by McLouth
November 5-John SparkmanHere is an addition to my report on Monday the first and
Thursday the fourth. On Monday I got one 6 lbs, yesterday I got one
6 1/2 lbs. Good luck to all
November 4-John Sparkman 3
person limit by Edison! Early #11 clown later in day #9. Try fishing
from the catamaran on Grosse Isle up to the upper side of water discharge!
Or e-mail me and I will explain it better
November 1-John Sparkman
Limit by Edison above and below water discharge, early at day break. # 13 and 11
clown. Lost 3
October 30-Bob Piette Trenton Channel, 6 fish
less than an hour near discharge. chartruse #7 raps. started at 5pm
October 29-John Sparkman Out at 8.00 got 4 before
downpour came,went had breakfast went for perch got 25-30 nice ones on the n side of cross
dike. Largest one 13"
October 28-John Sparkman Out early am 2
person limit by 11.30 All on # 13 & #11 clown. In the fast water just below the warm
water discharge and up to the upper side of it.
October 28-Mike Sorenson Trenton Channel
again. Out at 9:30 a.m.. Landed 4 lost 2 with one smallie that tangled my
leads all up. 2 of the eyes were 4 pounders. All on Clown Mixed between
the short(6') medium (18') and long (40') leads.
October 27-Fat Waite Went out with Leon at 5pm and
boated two nice eater walleye in the first 1 1/2 hrs. between Calf Island and edison on #
11 clown. After dark the fish were all up by Edison but not able to get any.
October 27-Frank Turski Spent a week at Huron, Ohio October
18 -23. Due to windy weather we could only get out for walleyes 4 days. Caught a
total of 10 walleyes for two people. Average size was about 5 pounds, largest was 8 1/2
pounds. All of the walleyes were caught trolling Reef Runners with Fried Chicken, Fruit
Loops and Cheap Sunglasses being the best color combinations.
October 27-Mike Zieleinski - Trenton Channel-
Walleyes up to 7 lbs.+ limited out in about 2 hours - #11 clowns and #11 black/chrome 20'
and 40' leads. Try mid channel north of Calf Is. and slightly below hot water discharge,
11' to 17'. Jim Gorris and I hooked several doubles today. Lost a pig at boat. Nice
fishing, should get better.
October 27-Mike Sorenson Out at 9:30 a.m. in
the Trenton Channel and got 5 right before I had to leave and go to work. Black and gold
and Clown. 1 smallie in the mix too. Lost a big one about noon.
October 26-John Sparkman Got home from the
Manistee early this am,It stunk up there.Went out this afternoon shortly after Tom came by
they turned on limit in 1 hour fifteen min all nice fish.#11 clown
October 26-Dave Dilks The jumbo perch have now
moved into Colchester. Took a limit this afternoon, with most fish 10" or bigger. SW
of the mile marker in 30' of water. Fish came on jigging spoons and slip sinker rigs with
big minnows; spreaders should work, too.
October 26-Mike Zieleinski Detroit
River @Humbug Marina and Edison discharge. Fished 4 pm to 6:30 pm, boated 3 walleyes, lost
1, all on #11 clowns, 20-foot lead.
October 26-Tom Ebi Fog was the main
ingredient today. started this morning out from Sterling state park. didn't
mark any size fish till we got out to the three hump just past Stoney Point. finally got
one 16inch walleye on a chartreuse herringbone 90 back at 1.5 mph. the fog got
worse! we packed it up and went to the river. right off the bat got a 4lber on
a orange head, brown rubber worm and a piece of crawler. lost a couple more. went to
handlining and that did not produce. talked to Sparkman out there and he didn't have
anything either (too early in the afternoon he said). tried pulling bouncers in the
shipping channels but that didn't work either. all the perch reports from the guys
out by Stoney Point were either zip or 2 fish. Te fog did lift around 3:30 when we
were getting off the water :)
October 25-Jerry Hinton Went out about 4:00pm
and fished north of Calf Island. Seemed 18'-20' was best. Hooked 8, landed 5 and lost two
of the biggest "Eyes" that I've had on all year long. Felt the hooks tearing
out!!! Tried Vampire and perch but action got hot on #9 clown on top lead (20') at a
really slow troll.
October 25-Mike Sorenson Went out last night( Sunday) at about 8 p.m..
Had one fish on and lost it and that was it till 11 p.m.. Trenton Channel.
Gonna try again Tuesday morning.
October 24-John Sparkman Hey! I had it
all alone yesterday. There are some good fish out there. Big Manistee River
coming up today until Wed. Sparky
October 23-John Sparkman Out before daylight
by the Edison hot water discharge. 2 person limit by 9.50 all large fish up to 4-4.5
lbs. All on #13 & 11 clowns. LOL
October 22-John Sparkman Out at
7.00pm. Limit from N. end of Calf island to hot water discharge by Edison. All
on #11 clown
October 21-John Sparkman Below Edison, north
of Calf Island got 3 lost one,#11 Clown. Two were nice ones 17 -18"At last some
October 9-John Sparkman Perch fishing got 30 most of them by #2 buoy out from
Celron. Use large minnow.
October 5-John Sparkman Out at day
light fished by Edison BASS went to McLouth, got 4 all were non keepers went to
Canada, the same all too small. Came home!!
September 28 -
Mike Sorenson Welcome back old Buddie. We will have to get out and fish
together one morning. Glad to see ya back at it sooner than later.
September 24-Pat Waite "WELCOME BACK
JOHN!! LOOKOUT WALLEYE'S" Please be careful John and don't overdo it. If you
need any help , you know I'll be glad to do
September 24-John Sparkman OK so I
tried it this morning fished in 3-4 different spots got NOTHING but I sure did have fun
trying for a change.
September 23-John Sparkman Hey look out everyone
I'm back! Went on a trial run all went well. Going out this AM looking for some walleyes,
Will give a report tonight
September 21-Pat Waite Took Jay Cappell out
in the am and found some Perch east of E Buoy in 32 FOW. We went back in at 2pm with 30
Perch to pickup John Lewandowski and more shiners then back to the same place and boated
44 more. 74 perch in all for the day. The wind was low out of the S & SW, sky's were
clear and water 69*. "Whishin-Aint-Fishin!!" Pat
September 10-Pat Waite Al Ureche, John Lewandowski and I went out
by E Buoy and boated 54 Perch. Some were real nice 10" & 11" size and the
rest were 71/2" to 8" size. The bite bite was on / off all day. We fished with
perch rigs S of the buoy 27 FOW at first and then moved across the channel in 24 FOW. nThe
wind was light and sky's were clear. "Wishin-Ain't-Fishin!!" Pat
September 10-John Sparkman A big HELLO to all
my fishing friends!I'm sure glad I have my computer to keep me busy while recuperating. 17
days ago I got the big one the clamps and stitiches are out as of yesterday.I can answer
any questions just shoot me an e-mail
email@example.com will be happy to hear from any one. Sparky
September 7-Bari Campbell & Rich York
Sept 4 - 2-man limit, 25' of water just south of Stoney Point. Copper harness
on bottom bouncers. A couple on all black with green dot. ,No bites when we got in
24', had to be 25'. All nice fish. Got the tip from someone else that said
they had circled the perch flotilla, so that was what we tried. Worked perfect!!
Barton Pulled hot&tots and spoons out by the sister islands 28-30ft
of water Thursday afternoon. Caught 25 walleye, only 10 were keepers.
August 31-Pat Waite Way to go John!! Glad to see you are recovering and
hope to see you soon. If you need anything , you just give me a call and I'll be there.
Just don't say you want to go fishin before your all healed ok!
August 30- Mike Sorenson Welcome
home John Sparkman. We all wish you well and I will call ya tomorrow. The walleyes are
waiting on ya John. They won't bite our hooks till your better and ready to fish.
August 30-John Sparkman HI EVERYONE I Made it home
this morning.A huge thanks for anything said on my behalf I will be quite a while
recovering complete THANK ALL OF YOU!John Sparkman
August 27-Mike Sorenson Went out today (8-26-04) and got rained on as we
caught 1 walleye 5 smallies 2 perch and 3 Northerns. By the cross dike and CCG
Talked to the Sparkman family last night and John is already sitting up. He is in alot of
pain but will be fine. Was already out of ICU as of yesterday afternoon.
August 24th 9:30pm Paul DouteJohn Sparkman Surgery update. I spoke with Mrs.
Sparkman tonight about the status of John. John's surgery went well. He is in
ICU at Garden City Hospital. John cannot have any visitors except immediate family.
It is expected that John will remain in ICU for the next 3 to 4 days if all goes
well. If all goes well, John will be moved to a stepdown unit for another 3 to 4
days. Please keep John and his family in your thoughts and prayers. They are greatly
August 24-Mike Sorenson John (King of The
River) We all wish you well tomorrow (8-24-04) You are in our thoughts and praayers.
August 20-John Sparkman Hi to
I just wanted to thank everyone who sent me e-mails wishing me well on my surgery
tomorrow.I'm going to make final arrangements this morning for tomorrow am. See you at a
later date on the water!We have a great membership in our club!
Thank you John Sparkman
August 20-Marty Holdren My son James and I were
out last night in front of Fermi. Found an active school and limited in about 2 hours on
bouncers and harnesses from 19-21 fow. Most fish came on metallic's (silver and gold), got
one about 28", released. Also caught several under 10" (good sign).
August 20-Cleepshaw (Dan Boileau) We
got out for a couple of hours last night (Thursday from 6 to 8 PM). Pulled bouncers and
spinners out by the canoe hole (between Sugar and the Detroit River Light) through a lot
of weeds. We got 4, 3 of which hit holographic spinners. I'm sure we would have enjoyed it
a lot more if we had gotten a little West wind to clear out some of the salad. It was a
August 17- Mike Macdonald Jr My dad my brother and I went out Sunday
afternoon and went 9 for 10 on bottom bouncers and harnesses no particulay color 24 fow.
We also managed to land a 15 lb cat that was fun.
August 14-Pat Waite August 12th Went out
alone in the late afternoon and boated 27 Perch and 1 Walleye on a perch rig. Fished due
south of Fermi in 23FOW. The wind was calm and the lake was flat. Used Shiners on perch
rig and also some fatheads. only fished 3and 1/2 hrs. Kept everything over 7"
August 13th Al Ureche and I went out in the afternoon and boated 15 perch just south of
Fermi in 24FOW using golden shiners on perch rigs. After a couple of hours the perch quit
and we put the big boards out with Gray WiggleWarts back 120 and 110 ft. Boated 4 eater
size walleye's in 4 hours between Stoney Point and the Candlesticks 20 to 22 FOW 1.3
to 1.5 MPH. wind from west at 5 to 10 and very cloudy skies.
August 13-John Sparkman Dave and I got 9
today most on holo blue and clown. C.C.G. Lousy Fri 13th. I lost the
first SEVEN I hooked.
August 10-John Sparkman WINDY! Firetiger and
I worked the Canadian C.G. Got 8 by noon #7 holo blue & clown.After we had lunch I
fished Edison got 3 lost 3 # 7 holo blue Bite was light!
Having lots of tests prior to surgery!
August 9-Cleepshaw (Dan Boileau) Finally
got a chance to fish the home waters this weekend. Thanks to some good tips we got from
other members, we pulled a three man limit of eaters. We fished between the Fermi Towers
and the Banana Dike in 19 - 20 FOW Sunday afternoon. Fish came on W-Warts 65' back,
Hot-n-tots 70' back and some on spinners. 1.8 to 2.1 mph. WSW wind so no weeds, a really
great day to be out!
Also, thanks to the gang for putting on another great Tournament season. (Last one was
Saturday) I just wish I could have fished more of them. And, BTW, many of you missed
another great fish fry Saturday afternoon! Thanks gang, for putting that on too!
August 7-John Sparkman 2 person limit 6 by
Edison 4 by McLouth # 7 Holo blue-clown and some goofy looking lure my friend was using.
August 7th- Ron Merbler My son Chris and myself
will be fishing in the Gander Mountain Walleye tournament end of August on Lake Leelanau.
We've never fished up there before and I was wondering if you are aware of any DWF members
who would be familiar with the lake and wouldn't mind sharing some basic information. firstname.lastname@example.org
August 6-John Sparkman Chased all over on
Canadian side Nothing, decided to try our side headed to McLouth slowed down by Edison w/
fish finder it went beep beep so I started right there. Got 2 people limit fast.
#7 holo blue also some on # 7 shiner. Water cloudy
August 5-Tim Barton Fished Wednesday afternoon the 4th
between Detroit light and banana dyke. Picked up 7 on blue/silver and purple/silver. Weeds
were horrible. Thanks Sparky.
August 4-Mike Sorenson John we will all be praying for ya. I
will call ya later tonite
August 4-John Sparkman Hi to everyone I just
returned from my Dr and I am scheduled for surgery on the 24 th to correct my weak Aorta.
The section is located in my stomach. I am still able to fish so I will be giving
reports untill then. Wish me luck it is very serious!! John's E-mail address is email@example.com
August 3-John Sparkman Early am fished Canadian Coast Guard got 2 lost 3
1 biggie estimate 6-7 lbs lost. Moved down to the Canadian dumping ground got 4 more for a
limit of 6 also caught a zillion of those small flies L.O.L.
August 2-John Sparkman Got 5 by the
Canadian Coast Guard by 10.30 then they shut down. All were nice size 2-3 lb on # 7
Holographic blue. Hey Frank, try Bottom Line Bait and Tackle on
Jefferson across from the Erie ramp entrance. They have SHINERS and plenty of them Good
August 2 Randy Does anyone have
waypoints for Marinas in the Western basin (Lake Erie). Please send them to
firstname.lastname@example.org (Although this isn't a fishing report, we would appreciate it if
anyone having any of these waypoints would E-mail them to the web site also, so we
can post them)
July 29 and August 1-Frank Turski - On the 29th we went out about 1 pm.
Talked to a guy that just came in with a limit between the turnaround buoy and West
Sister. When we went out to that area we picked up 4 waleyes in an hour and a half
then nothing in the next four hours.
Fished for perch in 25 fow off of Stony Point on 8/1. Picked up a limit in a few
hours. Typical perch trip. Most of the time it was a light bite when lifting
the minnows off the bottom. The perch would come and go. Had to call around to
find a bait shop with shiners. Erie Party Store and Jeff's Bait had shiners, but Matthews
and State Park Store did not.
August 1st-Mike Barkley What a beautiful Day!! We (Butch Chinchak
& I) had 10 by 10:30. 2 by Buoy 97, 2 by 91 17-20 FOW & 6 by 88 in 12
FOW. All back-trolling with 3-ways, single hook harnesses, crawler w/white twister
tail and silver blade
July 28-John Sparkman We got 4 person limit north of Detroit
Light house. Most on G.S.C.
July 23-Frank Turski We picked up a two man limit of walleyes
southeast of Stony Point in 22 ft of water. Crawler harness with a yellow blade was
the hot lure. Took a few hours to find the fish, but about an hour and a half after
we did. Found a school in a 2/10 mile area. Seems like a lot of times this year the
schools of walleyes have been confined to a really small area.
July 23-Mike Sorenson Sorry it's late. John Sparkman and I
fished on the Canadien side and you already know the story. As always with him (the
man with 5 arms all going at the same time) LIMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I took a sound
butt whipping from him
July 23-John Sparkman Mike Sorenson and I limited on the Canadian side
started out at lower end of Boblo by #50 buoy, went up to # 58 and finished limit. Spoons
various colors most on Sparky's G.S.C.
July 21-Mike Sorenson Took my wife out suntanning and I fished.
Limit in Canada pulling Sparky's gsc's. during that limit I also lost 8 fish.
One 5 lb smallie
July 20-John Lewandowski Jeff Lewandowski & I were pulling
bottom bouncers in Breast Bay. Five fish with the largest being 8 lbs.
July 20-Mike Sorenson Does anyone know where I can get
sinker molds for handlining sinkers? Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 19-Mike Sorenson Yesterday - Tried going out after
dark last night. BIG MISTAKE! WEEDS WEEDS WEEDS!!!!! Got 1. Gonna have
to start fishing during the day. Have fun everyone.
July 19-John Sparkman Sat, A.M. during rain My friend and I went
perch fishing (his boat) out from Pointe Moulee. Got 75, some real big
jumbos. Afternoon we went to Canada by the C.C.G. got 9 walleye all good
eaters. Baits were various color spoons
July 17-John Sparkman Hi all! I have been out of service
lately - motor problems, will be back Monday. Get ready walleyes.
July 17-Pat Waite Went out with john Lewandowski and Al
Ureche and we pulled big boards in Brest Bay near Consumers Power. We boated 2
walleye in 17 fow with blue / silver Wiggle Warts. water temp 75.5 wind S/W @ 5/10.
Hinton.(Island Girl) Two limits today in front of Fermi in 20
Hot-n-Tots (Chrome/red, hot tiger, and blue/silver with red bill) on one side 80' back and
Reef-Runners (metallic colors) on other side 100 ' back. Started at about 2:00 pm and
fished until storms came up at about 5:00. My normal troll speed is about 2.2 mph but
caught most fish on outside turns or when trolling with the wind about 2.5-2.6 mph. Monday
I'll try a bit faster trolls. See ya on the water, not many out today.
July 15-Paul Doute, Jr. My brother, Ted, and I were able to
get out on the water after work. We handlined the Wyandotte Golf Course area along the
edge of the channel(25 to 31 ft). Picked up 9 in two hours (between 6 and 8pm) on
firetiger flutter spoons along the 25ft edge. Of the 9 eyeballs we caught, 4 had to be
returned to the river to grow up. Great evening to fish. Wind was from the NW 10 to 15
mph. The water was clear. Water temp 71.5 degrees and the sky was partly cloudy. After 8pm
we did not catch another eyeball the rest of the evening. See ya on the water!
Ebi Rich Sikes,
Greg Canterberry,Tom Wizowaty and I spent the past week in Port Clinton/Catawba
Island. Wended up taking a charter trip on Monday the 5th since the winds were so
bad since we had arrived for our boats. We drifted at the wagon wheel (30ft boat) and got
our limits pulling bouncers/harness and a few by casting. Wed, Rich and I took
another charter since we couldn't get out...again by drifting at the wheel using bouncers
again, but we got better quality fish...we started fishing in 5 footers and ended up
fishing in 7 footer's by early afternoon...that 30 footer drifted at 1.6 mph in that
wind. Friday and Saturday, Rich and I trolled in my boat around one small hump (the
only that i marked fish on) out on the north east corner of Pelee in 30 to 24ft of
water. 1.5 mph and trolling into the wind with harnesses was the only way to get
bit. Friday. we usually had 3 lines going at the same time with only a very few junk
fish. We lost a lot of fish but had a blast. Saturday, Rich and I went to the
same spot and had to work for the fish, usually only one on at a time, but again they were
better quality then Friday. Our biggest was just over 6 lbs. Both days we were
the only boat out there. We must have had a few salmon on because the board would go
back real fast then stop. When we brought the line in, the harnesses had been bit in
half. on Friday, more than half the fish came on 1oz inlines at 50 and 60ft back.
Saturday, most the fish came on bouncers just off the bottom.
Hinton Three limits in front of the three stack (Luna Pier) in 12-13 fow
pulling Wiggle Warts (silver and red or green)40'-60' back off planer boards. Fished from
10:00am til about 1:30pm. Nice fish 2-3 lbs. but hit light. Had to watch lines all of the
time. Seldom pulled from the release. Since I live in Gibraltar I'm looking for reports
nearer my waters!!
Sorenson Went to the Canadian side and lost a wallhanger(15lbs at least)
next to the boat. Broke 20lb test. Huge fish. lost 5 more and only
boated 2. Was happy to have the fight of my life for that short 2 minutes. All
on Solid gold spoon with an eyeball sticker
Allman Took daughter to Stony point , caught 7 in 26 fow on green &
orange spinners. Wind dropped, had to use electric motor. She had a ball! I caught 2
Canterberry 7/5/04 Fished the West side of Pelee in 21-28 FOW (Wagon
Wheel). Pulled meat all day. Gold, Copper & Rainbow blades worked
best. 95% of the fish were caught on the bottom. 2 oz. In-lines, 3 oz. bottom
bouncers. 3-5' waves. We ended up with a 6 man limit. All fish were
between 1-3 lbs.. Nice Eaters! We were drifting with the waves @ 0.8
mph. Not many boats around, GO GET 'EM!!
July 9-Jim Went
7-8-04 to Linwood. Caught one small walleye and lost an unknown type fish that we never
saw. Fish straight out from Hoyle's, near the orange buoy in 20 fow. Used red and green
crawler harness's. Winds were strong and waves were 3-4 foot.
Sorenson Tried going out in the lake but got blown off, so I went and put
in in the river and got a limit by Edison, the Sugar Island cut and Canada.
All on Sparky's GSC'S email@example.com
Sparkman Went perch fishing out from Stoney Pointe 24 fow got limit of 50
only kept 8in or better some nice ones up to 11 in
July 2-Paul Doute
Jr. Did some early morning handlining across from the Edison Stack with
my brother, Ted. Caught 6 on #7 and #9 rapala's. 3 on chartreuse/silver, (2)Blue/silver
and (1) on Black/gold. Wind light out of the NE. Water was slightly stained/water temp 68
degrees. We lost a couple others prior to making it to the boat. See ya on the water. PD
Sorenson Sparkys GSC "are greenie stickem caps". Green
and silver spoons. Scott. I haven't changed leader lengths at all. Call me or
e-mail Scott and we'll go out together.
July 2-Scott Kovacs
guys, someone spill, what is sparky's gsc??? can anyone tell me if you change your leader
lengths when using spoons verse rapala's?? thanks good luck guys!
Hi Mike S. been looking for ya out there!
Waite Took Al Marchyor and Jay Cappell out for an afternoon of perch
fishing on the lake. We boated 68 perch and had a great time on the water. It was a
perfect day for fishing. The wind was low out of S/W clear sky's and warm. We fished 145
degrees off Stoney Point in 24 FOW , using perch rigs and shiners. I learned a few things
from those two old-timers and can't wait for the next time we can get out and fish
Sorenson 6-30 Took my wife fishing for the day so she could suntan
and I could fish. Got a limit in the trenton channel following Sparkys
advice(always) using his gsc. Had one small 7 inch throw back. Hi Sparky
Sparkman Fished by the
Canadian C.G. got 5 nice fish could not get the last one Sparky's G.S.C. all of em
June 28-Paul Doute Jr. Sunday - Started the day out just
south of the Banana Dike. Wind was from the SW and the waves 3 to 4ft in early AM. Caught
2 and lost 2 on red/white/chartreuse spoon using Jet 10s with 6ft lead 70ft back. Depth 17
to 19ft. After hour moved I headed to the river in the fast water (11 to14ft)by Edison to
complete my limit on #9 Holographic Green/Silver.
John Sparkman Hi to the WALLEYE for this afternoon I'M going!!
6-26-04 My friend Glen Neal report's to me 2 person limit by the Canadian Coast Guard that
is 12 some on Clown # 7 but spoons worked best TIGER TOOTH that is a multi color orange
yellow and black arranged to look like tiger teeth OK
See ya on the water!!!
June 26-Chuck Jones We caught a 3 person limit by the
"2" stacks aprox 1 mile south of the shipping channels. No real color work
better. Minis & spoons. The school was not a tight grouping at all.
Took a longer time than should have.
Sparkman Hi everyone! Looks like maybe next week I will be back.
Pneumonia sure does take the zip out of you.
My friend Tom Sass is in the garage door business. He is going to place an ad in our
newsletter, he can be reached at 734-422-0933.
My friend Glen Neal reported to me yesterday that fast water by Edison he and his friend
limited in late afternoon #7 & #9 Rapala's chartreuse and silver OK. Some in the 4lb
June 24-Pat WaiteJune
23rd Leon and I went out in the evening at 6:30 and got 3 eaters by the Edison stacks in
about 2hrs. Handlining w/chartreuse and silver #9 & 7 took two and the other on same
color spoons. thw wind got up around dark and we went home.water temp was 67 degrees. wind
from south variable. All those boats going to the fireworks did not make it easy to fish.
One went by us wide open inside of 50 ft. and gave us some rolly waves that would have
swamped anything under 16ft.
We also hooked a couple of those silver Bi..hes. But for the most part they seem to be out
of there spawning now and much fewer in numbers. Enjoy Gang!!
PS. The new spoons do work Sparky but I need to get used to using them and keep changing
Sorenson Tuesday - Tried going out in front of Fermi but the 5
footers chased us out so we went into the Trenton channel and got 7 in 1 hour before I had
to go to work. All on Sparky's (GSC) Glad to see you are well again Sparky.
Had a dream about ya last night.
Canterberry Fished the Banana Dyke area on 6/19. Limit in 2 hours
(10) Jet 20's, 45-55 back, Confusion spoon, copper spoon. Blacl/gold Wiggle
Warts 70-80 back 13-17 FOW 1.7 - 2.0 mph Good
Sparkman Hi everyone, had a good time last evening good fish. Best is that my
good friend Tom Sass is now our newest member. His boat - an 18 ft Lund has a Honda
kicker. MAKE his acquaintance he is one of the good guys. He will share info
with you as much as I do.
June 21-Mike Macdonald Jr. I fished Sunday with pops and
his grandpop. We didn't do as good as we would have liked but we managed to get 11.
We fished straight out of Sterling and N.of it we pulled mini's and spoons (monkey
puke did best) and bottom bouncers and harnesses. (copper/gold colors and perch colors
were best) see ya at the fish fry.
Sorenson Out by West Sister got a 2 person limit and some perch on spoons
pulling wire also. Got sunburned really bad so a word to all SUNSCREEN!!!!!!!!!!!
Jones Sat. We were between Fermi & the "2" stakes &
caught a nice 6 1/4. Marked a few, then went out approx. 3 mile in the
shipping channel & finished our limits. Spoons with minis. No real great color combo.
Pink, Gold & Blue seemed to be the best. We were in 20 to 25 feet of water.
Sparkman Wed, Thurs, Fri, Pat Waite and other friends. Wed 3person limit-Thurs
3person limit Fri P Waite and I had 3 person limit. Will see everyone Mon
hopefully as I have been down with flue or something. All on chartreuse and silver
spoons (sparky's G.S.C.) They are hot EDISON
June 19-Anthony friday-6-18 Got four by the stacks pulling wire
silver and chartreuse spoons . One big hog 30 in. didn't weigh yet ,but it was pretty
thick . this is my first time reporting ,but I've learned a lot from you guys hope to
attend meeting this month ,and join. This is the life.
Sorenson 6-15-04 Fished out in front of the Fermi in 20 FOW with spoons
that looked like white x-mas trees and got a 2 person limit. 4 of the fish were taken in
the Trenton channel.
Allman 6/15 - caught 6 between 16" and
19" on green & orange with leaches, In 25 to 27 FOW in front of Stony Point.
Granddaughter, 9 years old, out did me.
June 14-Mike Macdonald Jr. I fished the lake Sat. morning out in
front of Stoney and N. of it 16-21 F.O.W. I was by myself in my 16 ft boat so it was not
very easy but I did manage to get a limit. I fished mini's with spoons and crawler
harnesses w/ bottom bouncers no particular color all five fish were on different lures but
it did seem that Silver worked while the sun was not bright and copper colors once it got
bright. See ya out there.
Sparkman Saturday - Fished early morning
during rain and after by Celeron Island for perch got 30 some real nice ones 2-12 in many
8-10 in 6 fow on west side near cut in center of island Afternoon handlining by Edison 2
person limit on spoons chartreuse and silver (Sparky's G.S.C.) for those who know.
June 9-Tom Lawton I caught one 27 in. eye @
W. Sister north w. corner of island in 30 ft. with a silver and red hot n tot on large
June 9-Cleepshaw (Dan Boileau) Fished the
tournament up on Houghton Lake last weekend. Lot's of smaller eyes up to 20". Mostly
taken on leeches/plain hooks, with a few going on #5 Shad Raps and RR Ripshads (Gold)!
Also hit Linwood (Saginaw Bay) on the way home. I caught and released five fish over 5
pounds along with 6 or 7 smaller ones. These all came on various spinners behind bouncers
in 14 to 16 FOW out from and a little south of Hoyles in Linwood. I know it's a little off
our home waters, but drop by up there if you get the chance. "Good fishin often is
the result of fishin good!"
June 7-Tom Lulko Got a 2 man limit between Noon
& 2pm. 26-28 ft of water out from Fermi stacks. Planer boards, minis with hot-in-tots
Sparkman Only 4 all morning 2 of us upper banana dyke east side up just
below Huron river. Same spot as Sat. Same spoons
Jones 6/6 Afternoon 2:00 Till 7:00. Just west of Sister Islands aprox 1/4
mile in 27-30 feet of water. Pulling spoons on minis. We caught 36. All very nice fish.
Clean weight of 18 lbs.
Planner boards work best downriggers & large Dipsey's did produce a few fish. Ran
large Dipsey's @ 35 & 57 feet. Down riggers were set @ 15 feet with Hot & Tots on
them, purple & pale yellow.
Dark spoons seemed to work best, Michigan Stingers.
Waite Took my grandson out for a short day and we went by the Monroe
edison off the bouy" to Raisen River and boated 24 perch in 16 FOW using perch rigs
and shiners. Afew were nice and the rest just 7.5" and 8". Water temp 70 degrees
wind was 15/20 out of the south/east. Had a great time and Bobby caught the biggest one
with 11" jumbo. The bite was on and off but they were hitting pretty hard. Now Bobby
is going to clean them with a little help from Grandpa. Ain't life grand.
June 5-Mike Sorenson 1 eye(big) by the stacks. Only out there an hour and
the weeds chased us out. Couldn't see them at night to avoid them so we left. I guess
night fishing is over for me
June 5-John Sparkman
& Friends Four person limit by South and East side of banana
dyke. Spoons, chartreuse and silver (Sparkys G.S.C.)
June 4-John Sparkman 3
person limit by Edison # 7 chartruse and silver.
Sparkman 2 person limit 1 by Edison 1 by # 7 buoy out from gibraltar rd
Silver and chartruse #7 and same color spoons
June 1-Dan Czeski June 1 Went
out of Bolles Harbor and fished Brest Bay in front of the stacks in Michigan waters 18'-
22'. Very windy w 3-4 ft rollers. Didn't attempt the planner boards. Trolled spoons and
Hot & Tots on the down riggers at various depths. The water was like chocalate milk.
Only got silver bass. One guy said he did well in deeper (25'-28')clearer water. Live
Sparkman Limit 1 person 3 by Edison 2 by McLouth # 7 silver and
Sorensen 8 eyes by the Edison stacks -midnite till morning on 5-31-04.
Lots of Silver bass again but all eyes were caught on chartreuse and silver
31-John Sparkman 2
person limit by Edison # 7 chartreuse and silver some on spoons same
May 28-Mike Sorensen
2 person limit by the Edison stacks. 1 six pounder again and about
10,000 silver bass. Saw John Sparkman out there and he loaned us some
hot raps they were hitting so we could finish our limit. John I will get
them back to you.
May 29-John Sparkman
Three person limit by Edison # 7 chartreuse and silver & #7
29-Tom Ebi Greg Canterberry, Tom Wizowaty
& I limited Saturday May 22nd. on the east side of Kelly's
Island (Erie). early morning the fish came on 3oz bottom bouncers with
purple/gold blades on harnesses, around 9:30am all the fish came on 1oz
inlines, 50ft back with pink/blue/white blades. all at 1.4
mph. See Photo page
May 28-Mike Sorensen
Sorry it's late 5 26-04 Edison stacks, Mclouth and
the flats by Mudd Island in Ecorse. 1- 6 pounder. the rest were 15 to
17" eaters for a limit. I had coffee with John Sparkman and his
wife that morning and I think some of his magic must have rubbed off on
me while we were there cause the water was very dingy and I still got a
Got a couple hours in last night after work until the electricity
started flying. Fished across from the Edison stacks. 4 walleyes and a
ton of silver bass. Chartruese/Silver #9. Wind started out of the SW and
shifted to NW.
May 27-John Sparkman
1 person limit by Edison # 7 silver and chartruse had to fight the
silver bass to get em
May 25-John Sparkman4 Person limit by Edison. Spoons chartreuse and silver
# 7 Rapalas, chartreuse-silver black-gold. Some really big fish!!
Would someone please stop the rain so we can go fishing again!!
This is ridiculously unfair to those of us who depend on fishing for our
sanity, not to mention how it is effecting the rest of the world and
family. If this keeps up my next boat may well be a submarine. I'm sure
I can contrive some sort of method to handline from it. "Wishin-Ain't-Fishin!!"
May 20-John Sparkman Not
much happening with me my 200 has a week old problem fix tomorrow I
hope! Did catch some nice perch around marina 2- 12 inchers 17 total
May 20-Mike SorensenAs much as I hate to do it I got skunked for the 1st time
this year. Talking to everybody out there it was the same for almost
all. Not even the silver bass were hitting. I did have 2 on that I lost.
May 18-Mike Sorensen 5-16-04
6 by the stacks in trenton after midnite all on Halo blue. 5-17-04 Went
out after the meeting for 2 hours and got 3 on pencil plugs (chrome) in
the flats by Mudd Island
Neuman Hi Went fishing this past weekend. Caught some perch
and had fun with the silver bass by Edison. Good size perch but
only a few. Caught one good size small mouth . No
walleye for me this weekend, the water was dirty and a lot of boats out
for the Cabela's tournament. Will try again later this week.
15-Saturday, May 15, limit by hennepin point, middle of
channel. All fish came between 10:00 and 11:00 am. Blue and silver. Also
lost three at the boat before getting 5th.
May 13-Mike Sorensen
4/12 7 nice fish all over 20" with 5 beauties lost
next to the boat. All on Firetiger with the exception of 1 on halo blue
on the short kicker
13-Tod Simko 2
person limit 8-11pm. pulling wire n. mudd island 30'lead #13 vampier
& blk/gld. lot of boat traffic.17-22" fish
12-Pat Waite Leon and I got two eaters by Edison between 9 & 11pm. the bite
was very slow and no one was doing any better. We also had two silver
bass wich we thru back. Saw a lot of others getting silver bass as well.
Water temp 58 degrees, air temp in the 60's. sky's were mostly clear and
the wind from South at 5/10 mph. Gonna try again tomorrow night. #11
Clowns and Firetiger. Good Luck to All!! "Wisin-Ain't-Fishin!!"
John Lewandowski and I went out handlining by Edison and got 5 nice
eaters between 9 & 11pm on #11 clowns. The water temp 56.5 air temp
in the high 50'S. wind from south 5/10 mph. not a lot of boat traffic, I
think the weatherman may have scared a few off but it was a perfect
evening to fish. Enjoy!!!
Sparkman Limit by McLouth #9 clown and holographic blue May
Caught a quick Candaian limit today from 4:15pm to 5:30pm. Fished the
North end of Fighting Island, northern most yellow can area. All six
fish came on a 15ft leader with a #9 Jointed Clown Rapala. 3
Smallies (gently released) hit a 36ft leader with a #7 Clown. Nice hot
afternoon, it was.
11-Mike Sorensen 4
last night at the stacks between 12 and 2 a.m.. And believe it or not 1
silver bass already. Black and gold clown blue and silver.
After dodging a few more storms and some rain we fished the
Trenton Channel again last night. Had one good strike in the first hour
of fishing. The action turned on right around 9 pm and we picked up 5
nice fish before we called it a night
11-Scott Kovacs Sunday,
May 9, Limit at Wyandotte golf course. Blue and silver, mostly on top
lead. Middle of channel most productive. One 7 pounder, 29".
good luck to all! Mike
Macdonald My brother and I fished Belleville lk Monday
evening 6:00/8:45 P.M. We caught 11 and lost a few more on jigging
spoons and minnows. It was pretty cool this last couple of days is the
first time I have used jigging spoons on open water
Two person limit at McLouth # 9 holographic blue and clown
10-Mike SorensenPlease stop raining. Haven't been out in almost a week and by
the looks of the report it has affected just about everyone.
Despite the Wind, Rain, Lightining and storm warnings we
fished the lower river from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. Pulled #9 Clowns and
Tigers on 30' uppers, 15' lowers and went 9 for 10. Strikes were on both
the upper and lower leads. No preference (upper) like we have been
seeing the last week or so.
No luck on Blue/Silver or Vampires.
Water was slightly stained and the surface water temp was 54.5 degrees.
May 9-Paul & Ted Doute May
8 - 6 fish at Edison handlining. 4 under slot limit (14") went back
to grow up. All on #13 and #11 clown on long lead.
May 9 - My brother and I fished the south end of Great Lakes in the a.m.
caught 6 handlining with #11 clown and #9 chartreuse/silver on long
leads. Next time you see Ted, ask him if he can spell "LIMIT"
Dennis Eddolls and I pulled wire by Edison and boated five nice eaters
betwwen 9&11pm. Then the wind got up and blowing so we called it a
day. Used blue/silver #9 & #11 and clown #9 & #11. water temp
51.5 degrees and air temp in the high 40's. They were slow but we
managed to find a bite. Hope the warmer weather get here soon, I think
it will help us all.
After wind and rain went down went to Duff's on the Canadian side
18-3men limit Most on # 9 holographic blue all fish were nice size 2 in
5-6 lb range did not weigh
(Dan Boileau) May 6th - We got out for a few
hours after work. Decided to stay close to the ramp due to storm threat,
but still pulled a nice limit of eaters on plain lead/wonder worms just
south of the salt mines in 24-27 FOW.
Chris Gardner, The following URL should answer any
questions you have regarding "clowns": http://www.buyfishingstuff.com/ra9cln.JPG
I know I am a few days late but a friend and I handlined the stacks and
went 10 for 14. Clowns, Firetiger, and Chartreuse/White Raps, sizes #7
and #9's, 30 foot back on the upper lead.
Doute Jr. Went for an enjoyable evening on the Detroit
River. Handlining limit at south end Great Lakes 19ft to 21ft (3 fish)
and northeast side of Mudd Island 30ft(2 fish). 6pm to 10:30pm. #11
Blue/Silver, Clown, Black/Silver.
2 man limit (#13 and #11 blk/gold) N. Mudd 21'
from 8-11pm. all on 27'leader. calm, 60 deg ,full moon lit up the water.
6-Pat Waite Leon
and I pulled wire and boated 3 eaters on #11 clowns by the Edison stacks
between 9 and 10 pm. then they turned off and we went home. We lost 1
other but never got a look at it. weather was clear and calm. Water was
50 degrees. Wish Sparky had been to tell us what we were doing wrong.
5-Mike Sorensen 5-4 and 5-5 2 person limits both days between midnite and 6
am. Had a heck of a 20 minute storm at 2:30 last night but I made it
through. By the edison stacks again. Both days. Also reported the tagged
fish I caught earlier in the week.
P.S. also forgot had 1 nice 7 pounder in the mix. Guess what we
had for dinner at my house? If you want to know where to fish and what
to use just read what John Sparkman reports and you'll do just fine .
Trust him he will guide you in the right direction. I have learned so
much from him you wouldn't believe it.
May 4-Mike Sorensen 2
person limit 5-2-04 by stacks clown black and gold and blue. Also caught
a tagged fish that I will report to the DNR
Night limit by Edison. 2 of us, various colors -clown -firetiger
holographic- blue -red and gold- most call it orange but it is
1-Paul Doute Jr.
Finally, a limit handlining Edison 6am to 9am on #13 clown plus a bonus
3.5lb large mouth. Lost an additional two walleyes at the boat. Depth -
9ft to 11ft. Wind started from the south(7 mph) and as the cold front
rolled through the wind switch to the NW. When the wind changed
directions, the bite slowed significantly. Light rain and overcast. Many
thanks to all that post here and the WBRAMP and to Doc, and Sparky for
the great on the water tips.
May 1-John Sparkman
Thursday After wind died down Pat Waite and I went out about 9.30
Limited out by 12.00 all on 3 #9-11 clown
May 1 Sat fished by Canadian Coast Guard and Duffs We limited 12 fish
all were real nice ones 1 about 8 lbs 1 about 6 lbs all others were in
the 2-4 lb range # 9 holographic blue Firetiger clown
May 1-Mike Sorensen
Got a 2 person limit by Edison on clown and blue. The fog was
terrible had a hard time getting in
Gardner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Went out at the mouth of St. Clair and caught 2 seemed
very slow, can someone please tell me what a #11 clown actually is. Ive
been using 1/2oz Chartreuse jig, tipped with same colour single tailed
mr. twister and a minnow. Thanks for any help!!
Out at midnite after work by the Edison plant and used Clown #11 and
fished right where John Sparkman has been telling everyone and got a 2
person limit in 1 hour and 4 minutes. One was a 6 pounder.
Doesn't get any better/ Thanks for all the tips John.
28-Pat Waite We handlined by edison dusk to 10
pm, boated 6 eaters between the two of us. Weather was 65*F wind 30 mph
+ and it was dificult to hold position. All on #11 clown. Gonna try
again tomorrow evening and I'll let you know how it goes. Enjoy Enjoy
April 28-John Sparkman
Hey everyone they are hot at night by the Edison hot water discharge
work in and out to the center of river # 11 clown after dark Limit real
fast. Only 3 boats there
28-Mike SorensenWas out fishing and only had 1 in the boat till I came up
on Sparkman's boat and he told me to change a few things and you
guessed it! Limited out.
28-Paul Doute Jr.
Picked up 2 by Edison - depth 11ft on #9 Blue/Silver and #13 Firetiger
between 7:30am to 09:00 prior to the big blow from the south. High winds
made it very difficult to control the boat. Got off the water. Thanks
for the tip Doc.
Night by Edison, #11 clown. Limit in and out from the hot water
discharge. All nice fish.
27-Mike Sorensen4-23-04 Got a 2 person limit by Edison stacks on Blue and
black and gold by water discharge. Then got 4 on black and gold 4-26-04
before the weather got us outta there.
(Dan Boileau) I haven't been out in a few days, but
fished last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We got 'em just about
everywhere! Caught eaters using plain or green jigs with wonder
worms at the Whiskey Plant, Cobo, River Rouge mouth, Mudd Island and
Trenton Channel. Also got them handlining by Edison Plant and South end
of McClouth on Sparky's favorite - Holographic Blue #9's. Also picked up
some good fish South of Duff's pulling small Stinger Spoons
(Rainbow/Silver) on wire.
Sunday night Friend and I Started at 8.30 got 6 before the wind blew us
off #7 and # 9 holographic blue.
24-Mike Phanawong Fished Sat. with Ted D. & Mike
walleyes. All males. 7 behind steel mill in 30ft of water.
white jig with minnow. Rest of them just past Wyandotte Pier.
1 on white jig with minnow, 1 on orange jig with minnow, and 1 with gold
jig and yellow & black sassy shad.
We started at 6.40 at 9.00 we had limit 10 fish in 2.20 hrs Used
#9 and # 7 holographic blue #11 clown most of fish on blue used #7 on
kicker #9 on center lead By the Edison discharge and lower down all in
the faster water. Hope this info helps someone in their hooking
Pat Waite and I Went out in the Afternoon. Was a blast. We limited
on #9 holographic blue and #9 clown Hand lining
HAVE FUN ALL!
3 by the Edison stacks with all that gusty wind coming out of the south
at what seemed like 10000 m.p.h..
18-Pat Waite Went out Thursday with John
Lewandowski and Mike Rozewicz Handling up by the mill and boated 1
4lber. Then we went by Edison stacks north of Calf island and boated 2
eaters. All the fish were boated 6pm to 8pm. Had a good time and made a
new friend from DWF. Thanks for the tips, Sparky, you were right on.
took the 4#r on blue/silver #9 the eaters on #9 clowns. Weather was in
low 60's, water temp 45 degrees, wind out of the south/east light and
16-John SparkmanTime to catch up on reports. 4-9 Night limit by Edison
warm water discharge.
4-14 Limit by Edison from warm water discharge down #11 clown and blue
4-15 Limit same as before and same lures. Having fun it was a long
Got 4 by the Edison stacks between midnite and 3 all on black and gold.
15-Jeff Newton Got 3 last night (4/14) by Edison
stacks trolling in 6-10 ft of water using green/white reef runner 3 1/2
inch long. Caught 2 at once a 25" on the rear hook and a 22"
on the front hook, I could not believe it! I've never seen that or
had my captain John Grotewohl. Third one 23". Out at
9:00pm in at 1:00am
15-Rick K. Caught
3 walleyes Monday by noon. Got the first one at 6:10 AM by the Edison
two stack in 15' of water. Caught another at 7:30 AM in 20' of water.
Caught the third a few miles up river around noon. They were all males
from 2 to 3.5 lbs. Caught them on chartreuse jigs with 5" twisters
or just plain lead and 5" brown twisters. This was our 4th trip
since April 3rd, and we have 13 fish in the freezer.
April 15-Ted I
know this report doesn't pertain to the river but we were out on Erie
between little cedar point and the toledo light before the wind . we
caught our limit 3 apiece total 6 fish in 2 hours. saw the nets going up
alot around us. used blade baits gold and orange/red and gold/green and
silver cicada's. caught one on a jig with a minnow too
Got 3 in the evening (4-12-04) pulling wire with tips from John Sparkman.
By the Edison Stacks. #11 clown.
13-Mike Phanawong Tournament
day-April 10th. Caught 3 south side of Mudd Island jigging. Chartreuse
w/5.5" purple worm. Also 2 by the eddy behind McClouth using gold
jig with minnows. All male fish
My son and I made our maiden trip on Good Friday from about 11:30am -
2:30pm and fished Trenton Channel from water intake to Calf Island. My
son fished plain chartreuse jig and minnow went 3 for 5. I started with
jig and twister tail and went zip!! With all of the boats stacked up on
Gibraltar Island side, we went right down the middle of the channel and
did as well or better than most that I talked to. Midday with all of the
boat traffic the fish are forced out to the middle.
Went out at dusk 4/8 fished the fast water near warm water discharge at
Edison Stacks. Caught four nice males in two hours pulling wire in
8-10ft. of water all on #11 clowns.
First time out, handlining in front of Mudd island 5pm-10pm both of us
skunked. didn't see any fish caught
Got a out on the water for a couple hours in the evening after work.
Picked up one 3lb male handlining north end of Great Lakes on #11 Clown
near the warm water discharge in 24ft. Water dingy. No other bits.
Marked a number of fish suspended with an occasional mark near the
bottom. Action very slow all day according to the different boats I
spoke with. Wind from SW, cold front moving through. Congradulations...Tom
K-man April 3rd. Myself & 2 others got a limit of
15 at the stacks jiggin'. Took a full day to hit the limit but it came
in at 6:05pm. One pig 9lb'er the rest were perfect eater males (15"
to 18"). Minnow seem to out perform crawlers. Color - chartruese
worked best. Smaller males came from deepest part of community hole - 20
feet or so. Only gonna get better!
5-Mike Sorensen Got
3 nice ones (21") at about 1a.m. on 4-3-04. Lost 3 also. #11 orange
and silver and clown. Lost 2 hogs next to the boat trying to
get the net. out by Edison. #11 clown and #9 clown. Very windy and cold.
Water very muddy. Will be out after work tonight for some more night
fishing. Dress warm
LIMIT Edison and below 1-about 7 lbs. Clown # 11 and # 9
Feels good after a long winter!!
Got 2 by Edison in the fast current 1-18", 1-22" going Sat.
a.m. and tangle with the jiggers! Don't be surprised to see me jigging,
can't get around you guys. If you can't beat 'em join 'em!!
Oh yes, #11 clown.
Kerezsi March 28th went fishing on the Ausable River
just below Foote Dam for steelhead, not much action and few being
caught. Regulars in the area said in two weeks it should be hoppin, as
well as the sucker run. Havent been on the river yet boat in the shop!
Water Temp by Edison was 40 - 42 both days 3/27, 3/28. Visiability was
Not a whole lot of action - most boats had 1 or 2. Fish were taken
from 3' to 19' Jig and Minnow combo worked best
29-Mike Macdonald Fished
late Sunday afternoon by Edison. I only managed to land 1 23incher had a
few others on but I was pretty rusty and didn't get very good hook sets.
The fish were biting light. Its only going to get better from here
March 27, Went out caught 3 marble eyes, 6 1/2 lbs, 4 1/2lbs, and a 2
March 28, Went out caught 2 marble eyes 4 1/2 lbs, and a 3 lbs.
Was out in the jigfest at edison, got two eaters lost two
others in three hours on sat 3/27/
havn't been on the Det. river yet. But I fished the Huron
yesterday afternoon saw a couple of skippers caught and a bunch of eyes.
It seems that the Steelies are starting to move in pretty good. I'll be
fishing both tomorrow. Huron in the A.M. and Detroit in the afternoon. I
figured I would let you guys know since some of you are interested in
the chromers also.
26-Aaron Black3-25 Went out this evening for two hours caught a nice 25
incher on a #11 vampire otherwise a little slow yet. Water
temp 39 degrees
24-Aaron Black Went
out last knight 3-23 had some real nice hits on clowns no fish in boa
23-John SparkmanWent out for 2 hours this afternoon got 2 nice ones about 3
lbs each Clown #11
After rain stopped I went for perch got 2 Had my walleye gear with
me so I decided to try. Had 1 hog almost to the boat lost
him (McLouth) no more hits went to Edison. Igot 1, first one this
year, no more hits gonna try Tues. am. will report. How about some
Lots of perch below the cross dyke by sugar island also in canals by
Gibraltar. Got 40 Tues some really nice ones too!
2-John Sparkman 2-27
22 nice perch in canal down from Humbug Marina. Lots of
Gobies nibbling at bait don't forget to kill all you catch
20-John Sparkman Got
100 perch in Canada yesterday 2 of us. Some really big
ones !We were about 4-5 miles out
Still lots of perch in St Lukes , Canada Sat. some are really
4-John Sparkman - Not
much happening in our area but I have been getting lots of nice
jumbos on the Canadian side St Lukes 6-7 miles out
Drum Jeff Kelly and I went out on Jan.2 from
Wyandotte ramp for a few hours . In ten minutes I hooked into my first
Walleye of the season, it was 20.5" and about 3#. A lot of fish
showed on the graff but nothing else hit.
Scott K. Tried the canals in Gibraltar on 1-3-04.
water was very dirty, not even a hit. Hook line and sinker had excellent
shiners-very generous too!! good luck to all