Posts Tagged ‘Lake St. Clair bass fishing’
Tubes in Purple Spring Goby and Green Myst has been working well. Guys are also really liking the reaction they are getting from the Smallies when they add a little Goby Juice or crawfish scent from Juiced Up. A drop-shot rig has also been productive has well X-Zone Slammer and Erie Darters are still everyones go too baits.
The live bait guys have been doing well with what ever large minnows they can get. Right now it sounds like all anyone is getting on the lake is Golden Shiners. The avg size of what we have been getting has gone up to more around the 4inch size.
I know for a fact during last weeks tournament a few guys where on some bedding fish still on the north end of the lake. Anglers all week have been commenting that they are still catching fish full of eggs. Most guys have went to deeper waters on the southern end of the lake. While some guys are still finding fish in shallow on the north end. Muted colors in Spinnerbaits, Lipless Cranks and Jerkbaits seem to be what everyone is buying right now.
Dropshoting has also been very productive for those that are on rock piles fishing. Erie Darter, Slammers, and other goby baits have been the norm for these anglers. Anglers fishing the Rocky flats have been dragging tubes in Greens, Browns and Smoke colors.
It’s that time of year again when the catch and release bass season starts on Lake St. Clair. There will undoubtedly be reports of 100+ smallmouth catches per day. The season opens this years on April 28th and all of the public launches are open. For those that may not be familiar with the catch and release laws; here they are.
Catch-and-Immediate-Release seasons: On the following waters, bass may be caught and released during the seasons listed. All bass caught must be immediately (see common terms p. 5) returned to the water: L. St. Clair, St. Clair R. and Detroit R., from the last Sat. in April – Fri. before the 3rd. Sat. in June; All Lower Pen. waters including Great Lakes: Last Sat. in April – Fri. before Memorial Day; All Upper Pen. waters including Great Lakes: May 15 – Fri. before Memorial Day.
Good luck to all of the bass fishermen who come to enjoy such a great resource. Please do your best to protect our fish so that we can continue to enjoy them for years to come.