Woke up early this morning to do some fishing out on the Lake St. Clair.
I tried casting the crankbait, a jig, and a spinnerbait in both shallow and deeper areas in the lake.
The big winner was neither of those, I tried trolling in 13-15 feet of water and that seem to be the best spot and style of fishing. With trolling you can cover a wide range of area and since it’s summer, most the smallmouth bass have moved into deep water. I tried fishing in both shallow and 8-10 feet and didn’t pick up nothing. I tried a Bluefox spinnerbait over near 11 mile road shallows, had three largemouth bass followups, but they were small and seem to have lock jaw.
It sure doesn’t help that there’s fish flies still breeding.
My girlfriend and I went to the Kroger off Jefferson and saw a good amount of fish flies on the windows, that’s not a good sign.
I thought the fish flies would of been done by now, but that’s not the case. Fishing is still pretty slow in Lake St. Clair and the best fishing spots I’ve found are in the deep areas of the lake. I hope it starts to improve soon, because I’m really sick of the slow shit.
Overall it still beats any of the inland lakes I’ve fished. When I went to Kent Lake I would be lucky if I caught one smallmouth in a day. Most were largemouth bass and usually caught 5-8 of those in a day. That’s how Lake St. Clair is right now, usually 4-8 fish I catch in a day(3-6 hours.) In Lake St. Clair’s prime you should be able to catch 10-20 fish each.
It was nice getting out early on the lake, it was so calm out the water looked like glass. Boat traffic starts to pick up around 11am that’s when it starts to get wavy. Took a shot of the lake from the canal, such a beautiful picture of Lake St. Clair. You can tell in the other pictures with the bass that the lake was calm too.
Took a picture of myself with the self timer on, sorry about the shadow but it was kind of hard to do with nothing to balance the camera on. The other shots didn’t come out to good because they were blurry and too dark for some reason, guess the way the light was coming in the lens. One day I’ll have to invest in a tripod, but I’m not sure that’s the way to go, I could see a big wave coming and watching my camera go straight in the water. I’m sure there’s some type of fastener I can buy for the camera to tighten down on maybe the walk through windshield.