Southeast Lower Peninsula
Lake Erie: Yellow perch fishing has been good with anglers receiving occasional limit catches. Most success was had using shiners on perch rigs or spreaders in 24 to 27 feet fishing straight out from the River Raisin and drifting in areas between Fermi, Sandy Creek and straight out from the mouth of the Raisin until decent schools of fish were found. Anglers were still sorting many small fish but some anglers hitting the right schools found plenty of decent-sized perch. Those fishing for perch were also catching white perch, freshwater drum and white bass with the occasional smallmouth or walleye. Anglers fishing Sandy Creek caught large numbers of panfish on crawlers. Those fishing in Bolles Harbor and near the mouth of La Plaisance Creek caught largemouth bass when jigging tubes. Anglers fishing around Pointe Mouillee's dikes caught largemouth and smallmouth bass on jerk baits and various cranks including shad raps. Shore anglers fishing Pointe Mouillee caught yellow perch, rock bass, panfish, and bullheads when using night crawlers.
Southwest Lower Peninsula
Kalamazoo River: Walleye fishing has improved with a fair number of fish caught by those trolling night crawler harnesses.
Northeast Lower Peninsula
Mackinaw City: Those fishing in the straits area this last week took decent numbers of lake trout, a few pink salmon, and a few Chinook salmon. They were mostly small with very few larger fish being caught.
Northwest Lower Peninsula
Harbor Springs: Lake trout fishing is slow. Most boats have been targeting Harbor Point and North. There were only a couple reports of one or two lake trout being caught.
Keweenaw Bay: The fish bite has been very slow this past week for anglers trolling for salmon. Those trolling have fished from the head of the bay northward as far as the red rocks at the roadside park on US-41 near the community of Keweenaw Bay and trolling in waters from 30 to 90 feet deep and 25 to 70 feet down. A variety of lures ranging from spoons to body baits with colors of orange and greens have been working the best.