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A little help for a west sider?
« on: December 18, 2009, 08:30:48 PM »

As many of you have probably seen, I am very excited about fishing St. Clair in May.  I know absolutely nothing about that lake, except that it is very well known for big muskies and smallies.  My question is, what are good lures, and colors for smallies in May?  I really want to catch some pig smallies, and would like to start buying lures for that trip now, so I don't have to buy them right before I go.  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thanks. ???
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Re: A little help for a west sider?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 09:12:40 PM »

that time of year you can literally catch smallies on anything.  Your best bets will be tubes and drop shot baits but you can still get into some good action throwing traps, jerks, topwaters, and flukes.  The crankbait bite will pick up a little better as summer sets in and the topwater bite will get better as the mayflies start to hatch.

Basically, if you concentrate on the mile rd area ( i know that everyone says this) but seriously, it is probably the easiest part of the lake to get into huge numbers and size that time of year, and throw a tube or drop shot you will catch fish.  just keep moving around until you get a bite, then stop and work that area. 

start shallow and work your way deeper.  you will catch fish in every depth but the size will fluctuate.  my favorite depths for that time of year on LSC are 4-6 and 9-11 fow.  seems like the in between depths produce a lot of fish but the bigger ones seem to come from those ranges for me.

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Re: A little help for a west sider?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 09:38:38 PM »

Are you coming over to the Novi Ultimate Fishing Show? I could show you some examples there.

Or at the Grand Rapids show, though that won't be until March.
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Re: A little help for a west sider?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 08:43:14 PM »

I will be at both Dan.  I was allready planning on finding you to say hi anyways, so that will work out good.you're going to have a booth in GR, too?  I could probably help you out at that one, depending on the weekend.  It's only a 30 minute drive from my house. 
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Re: A little help for a west sider?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2009, 02:34:18 AM »

Yes, I will have a booth there too. Both shows are well worth a visit (or two... or three)!

I will need help at Grand Rapids too.
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Re: A little help for a west sider?
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2009, 02:35:58 PM »

When is the grand rapids show??? I would like to go.. Thanks Slimm
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Re: A little help for a west sider?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2009, 05:23:53 PM »

Mike, we will shop for lures at the show. We should get some deals. In between the kids swimming. LOL
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Re: A little help for a west sider?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2009, 05:55:22 PM »

Sounds good to me, Mike. ;D
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Re: A little help for a west sider?
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009, 07:44:30 PM »

Check out Wayne's booth for St. Clair fine tuned tube baits. 
I'm still liken the 5" Canadian Mist.
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Re: A little help for a west sider?
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009, 12:10:30 AM »

Grand Rapids Ultimate Sport Show is March 18 - 21, 2010.
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