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First time to St. Clair, can't wait! We've been to Presque the last 10yrs and decided to change it up this year! If anyone else will be there same time and would like to compare notes, shoot me a message! Thinking fish will be on beds, should be great as long as weather stays stable!
 

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I go pretty much every weekend in the spring. You should be timing it pretty good. Water temps were 47-52 last weekend and they were eating good and sitting in 5-8 ft of water. You barley have to leave the marina to find them. I have a couple recent reports in the NW Ohio section, and I'll be there again this weekend so I should have another report posted by early next week.
 

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I go pretty much every weekend in the spring. You should be timing it pretty good. Water temps were 47-52 last weekend and they were eating good and sitting in 5-8 ft of water. You barley have to leave the marina to find them. I have a couple recent reports in the NW Ohio section, and I'll be there again this weekend so I should have another report posted by early next week.
Awesome, thanks for report! I think timing should be good, hope weather does its part!
 

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I go pretty much every weekend in the spring. You should be timing it pretty good. Water temps were 47-52 last weekend and they were eating good and sitting in 5-8 ft of water. You barley have to leave the marina to find them. I have a couple recent reports in the NW Ohio section, and I'll be there again this weekend so I should have another report posted by early next week.
I'm heading up may 18 thru the 22nd. Interested in seeing all reports!! Trying to plan a June trip too....
 

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I will be up there with our usual group from May19th-June5th.

Bassthumb do you think that things fired up earlier then usual or are we on about the norm. schedule?
 
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I think they started early this year and now it is in a holding pattern. Fish are shallow for sure, but that 2 week period of absolute chaos hasn't started yet. Temps have stayed stable because this spring some nice days have been mixed in with moderate ones, tomorrow high of 52 for instance, My guess is spawn is about 1-2 weeks away. Anchor bay, maybe 2+ weeks it is colder up there with the St Clair river dumping colder water in there. Hope you guys don't catch the post spawn funk in late May. It will all depend on weather the next two weeks. RangerPig you should have a good week regardless, and you might catch the pre spawn feed frenzy just right. Stock up on blade baits, swimbaits, craws and jerkbaits, You wont need much else. The Jerkbait bite has not started yet, everything for us has been blades, craws and swims. With blades the leader by far. Leaving for nine mile point at 8 am tomorrow so Ill have another report for you guys tomorrow night. Ill get you as much info as I can.
 

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I think they started early this year and now it is in a holding pattern. Fish are shallow for sure, but that 2 week period of absolute chaos hasn't started yet. Temps have stayed stable because this spring some nice days have been mixed in with moderate ones, tomorrow high of 52 for instance, My guess is spawn is about 1-2 weeks away. Anchor bay, maybe 2+ weeks it is colder up there with the St Clair river dumping colder water in there. Hope you guys don't catch the post spawn funk in late May. It will all depend on weather the next two weeks. RangerPig you should have a good week regardless, and you might catch the pre spawn feed frenzy just right. Stock up on blade baits, swimbaits, craws and jerkbaits, You wont need much else. The Jerkbait bite has not started yet, everything for us has been blades, craws and swims. With blades the leader by far. Leaving for nine mile point at 8 am tomorrow so Ill have another report for you guys tomorrow night. Ill get you as much info as I can.
So....you think may 19th thru 21st will be bad?
 

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I think they started early this year and now it is in a holding pattern. Fish are shallow for sure, but that 2 week period of absolute chaos hasn't started yet. Temps have stayed stable because this spring some nice days have been mixed in with moderate ones, tomorrow high of 52 for instance, My guess is spawn is about 1-2 weeks away. Anchor bay, maybe 2+ weeks it is colder up there with the St Clair river dumping colder water in there. Hope you guys don't catch the post spawn funk in late May. It will all depend on weather the next two weeks. RangerPig you should have a good week regardless, and you might catch the pre spawn feed frenzy just right. Stock up on blade baits, swimbaits, craws and jerkbaits, You wont need much else. The Jerkbait bite has not started yet, everything for us has been blades, craws and swims. With blades the leader by far. Leaving for nine mile point at 8 am tomorrow so Ill have another report for you guys tomorrow night. Ill get you as much info as I can.
I really appreciate your help! We're prepared for whatever they want! Would love for that jerkbait bite to get going, that's a blast!
 

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Keep the updates coming. I am leaving for a short trip (may6-9) Friday and will be back with details on Tuesday.
 

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My bother and i have a time share at an old farm house in mitchells bay
,went last year late may bass just getting on beds and hope for same this year.
 

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Fished LSC 5/6-5/9 and fishing is still slow.

We fished hard for 20-30 per day.
Water temps actually dropped while we were there under mostly stable weather. 54-59 degrees is what we read and most of the fish came in 7-10' Yesterday we started seeing some bass cruising the nests and we did pick up 3 smallmouth over 5lbs with one topping 6. We also landed 4 Ski's all over 44" and some good sized Pike.

Jerkbaits, Scrounger and Drop shots took most of our fish.

I will be back up again from MAY 19th thru JUNE 5th
 

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Fished LSC 5/6-5/9 and fishing is still slow.

We fished hard for 20-30 per day.
Water temps actually dropped while we were there under mostly stable weather. 54-59 degrees is what we read and most of the fish came in 7-10' Yesterday we started seeing some bass cruising the nests and we did pick up 3 smallmouth over 5lbs with one topping 6. We also landed 4 Ski's all over 44" and some good sized Pike.

Jerkbaits, Scrounger and Drop shots took most of our fish.

I will be back up again from MAY 19th thru JUNE 5th
See ya there
 

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I will be heading there this weekend myself fri-sun this is my 3rd year and they have been on the beds all 3 years this time. It makes for great sight fishing with drop shots mixed with some swimbait action.
 

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we caught alot of smallies on top water when not to windy.Then to spinnerbaits and tubes,how do you use dropshot in the wind.We also fished the rivers and caught alot of largemouth.We love to fish for anything that bites, musky,pike,bass,perch and walleye.
 

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We did have wind the last two years too. I just made sure to have a short leader (7-8 inches) and a longer spinning rod with a sensitive tip. I wasn't making real long casts so there was no mistaking a bite as long as I kept slack out of the line. We stay in roseville and dock out of st clair shores. What part are you fishing? I would like to fish the river which I haven't done yet.
 

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For my first time in St. Clair, I'm happy with our results! We found a little area near the 400 club and hammered it for most of the week! Tried other areas with limited to no success. We threw jerkbaits for the entire week, my arms are trashed!!! My buddy kicked my ass this week! He had 3 fish over 6, and at least 10 in the 5's. My big fish was just over 5 with numerous fish in the high 4's. Our overall average per day was 30-40 with our best day around 65. Lots of pike and muskie. I did take honors in the Muskie class with a nice 42". Our best depth was 8-10ft.
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Great job guys! Looks like it was a great trip! Especially for your first time! Congrats!
 
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