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Re: Lake St. Clair Bass Fishing Reports
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2017, 11:42:20 AM »

The weather was ideal today, and the destination was the Mile Roads. This is a great place to start at the beginning of the season. The roving smallies like some key zones that range from Ford's Cove through 14 Mile.

The morning bite was slow, but a report came in that it picked up in the afternoon.

Getting big largemouth this time of year is no problem.

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Re: Lake St. Clair Bass Fishing Reports
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2017, 01:31:35 PM »

Bass Fishing in The Lake

Fishing Report 07-26-2017

The bite in the Lake has slowed down over the last week or so. The Mile Roads bite is shaping up to be about the same as the last two seasons. The groups of smallies that were strong in the North and South parts of the Canadian side have moved. We are in-between the post-spawn and summer bite period.

There has been a big shift in the bite on the U.S. shoreline. Areas that held quality bass have been drying up as smallies make their move to summer zones. You can connect with good numbers if you hit multiple transition spots until you find them.

One zone that should maintain a steady bite would be Lake areas that are related to the St. Clair River channel system. Many of these areas are shallow, but hold smallmouth that are susceptible to spinnerbaits and swimbaits. I recommend Red Dirt 1/2oz double willow leaf models in white on white painted blades, chartreuse on chartreuse painted blades or one called “Goldie,” with gold blades. The Xtreme Bass Tackle white Swim-X has been bringing in the biggest smallies on a consistent basis.


Be prepared to make a call on a spot as just having a morning bite. That way you won’t waste a whole day trying to recreate a hot morning bite on a spot where that bite won’t come back. For the next week, it may be more productive to concentrate on finding, or staying on “groups” of smallies, as opposed to finding spots. The groups will move around in an area but probably won’t move too far.

The productive tube baits in the Lake have been: Canadian Mist, St. Clair Goby NFT and St. Clair Crayfish.


Photos: Wayne Carpenter with 4 pound smallie from St. Clair River
              Randy Forszt with a 4.4lb smallie from the Lake

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Re: Lake St. Clair Bass Fishing Reports
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2017, 02:25:45 PM »

Lake St. Clair Fishing Report - GLB Exclusive!

Good numbers and size smallmouth can be had by targeting migration transition spots in the Lake and River at Lake St. Clair. As the mayfly hatch tapers off, baitfish movement is beginning to dictate the position of bass in the system.

Small schools of bass have been found as far up as Fawn Island. Long drifts have not paid off yet so once you get bit, plan on making multiple short drifts to get the most out of an area.

It is looking like a better year for St. Clair River fishing though. Bass are being caught on early spots (staging areas) in good numbers right now, and those will eventually move up the river. It's unlikely that the river system will be back to full strength, but it is already better than it has been for the last two years.

Some deep river spots have paid off (20 to 35 feet) and a few feeding flats have been active.

Our best bite has been coming on tubes, mainly: Canadian Mist, St. Clair Goby NFT and St. Clair Crayfish. Crankbaits, jerkbaits and swimbaits have been strong too.

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