Saginaw Bay: Walleye fishing slowed. © 2021 Advance Local Media LLC. Discussion in 'Saginaw Bay and … Bay trolling for walleyes can be fast paced and when fish are suspended and active, cranks and spoons fire them up. Crawler harnesses were definitely out-fishing crankbaits. Planning and studying to determine if a rock reef would work in Saginaw Bay dates back to the 1990′s, Fielder said. Buoys 1 and 2. fluorocarbon leader and snap swivel to make changing presentations a breeze. Rattle Tots have a large chrome bill and favorite Rattle Tot colors include Silver Red, Purple Fire UV, Rainbow Smelt, Chrome Yellow Perch, Chartreuse Purple Shad and Chrome Clown. Saginaw Bay is home to about 5.5 million walleye age two or older, the DNR estimates. Sometimes you need them a couple hundred feet away. With fond memories I recall an outing to the Bay when huge marks on my Lowrance indicated walleyes were stacked on bottom near buoy #1 where the depth is 30 feet. Sure there is often a feeding frenzy at daylight but Great Lakes walleyes generally feed throughout the day. My first fishing trip on Saginaw Bay this year. Sometimes you mark no fish because they are far from shore hugging the surface. Guess I’ve experimented with just about every blade style on the market and my top choices are Bugsy’s Baits Foil Blade #5 size deep cup Colorado. One big advantage of super copper is you can get your presentation far from the noise and shadow of the boat. Previous Thread; Next Thread; Please make a selection first; new « Prev; 1; Next » Dale Malusi Senior Member Just Let Me Hunt Deer. Saginaw Bay: A couple boats caught walleye off the mouth of the Saginaw River. Crawler harnesses were best. Walleye that lay their eggs in Saginaw Bay seek out rocky structure left by glacial deposits. The immediate areas in the Bay consist of Wildfowl Bay, Callahan Reef, Thomas Reef, and the heavily fish populated section known as The Slot, which provides great fishing! Nearly 23,000 tons of rocks are being used to create the offshore reef in waters northeast of Bay City. Here the water is deeper than the Bay, sometimes cooler and cluttered with fantastic structure and fish attracting drop offs. However when walleyes are hugging bottom I usually free spool until the 2-3 ounce weight touches bottom and snap the line onto an inline board. This was the third walleye in 20 minutes and I was busy setting lines and keeping my boat trolling downwind 1.7 mph. Great bear bait! The last two buoys you’ll see on the way out of the shipping channel, Buoys 1 and 2 are deeper spots for later-season fishing. Walleye limit reports from some of my fishing buddy's...8 to 13 FOW..East of Linwood. Unique getaway to Lake Huron. Then you switch all divers to the strike zone and soon the box is full of beautiful walleyes. By days end I was trolling 2.2 mph and the surging waves made harness blades spin like crazy and the fish slammed them. When it’s finished, the reef will cover about 3 acres and provide a rocky habitat to promote fish reproduction. Moderators: Probait, jewelry thief. Then clouds moved in and the increased wind pushed the boat to 2 mph and the walleyes went berserk. That’s when it dawned on me that June is perhaps one of the hottest months to pursue walleyes on Saginaw Bay. My recommendation is to use the new Blood Run Tackle Walleye Super Copper. It is 20 lb. My favorite crank on Saginaw Bay in June is a Clown color Rattle Tot. I rigged rods with 100-foot of copper and began a downwind troll at 1.7 mph. Saginaw Bay. SAGINAW BAY MICHIGAN nautical chart - ΝΟΑΑ Charts - maps. Author prefers a large #5 size spinner blade tipped with a monster nightcrawler to excite big walleyes into striking. Bass anglers also report an outstanding bite in Wild Fowl Bay when fishing in the shallows. When you purchase our Nautical Charts App, you … Forums > Michigan Fishing > Warm Water Species Fishing > Saginaw Bay and its Tributaries > Callahan Reef Musky? Posts: 1,173. “They’re going to take over for us someday so they need to understand these things.”. 2 were here. Just free spool until it crashes bottom, engage the reel and set the rod in a holder that places the rod to the side of the boat. “I know that they all go home and they talk to their parents and then the parent’s community becomes educated as well and I think that’s also powerful, kids teaching their parents.”. 15 posts 1; 2; Next; buzzdog113 Posts: 3 Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:24 pm. I was fishing just outside the sparkplug found five miles from the DNR boat launch at the mouth of the Saginaw River when the brute gulped my Bugsy’s Foil spinner trailed by a huge crawler. The construction crew uses GPS and mapping to ensure they drop the rocks in the precise spot. Facebook; Twitter; Tumblr; LinkedIn; MySpace; Email; Go to. For some reason ‘hawg-eyes’ love to gulp big nightcrawlers slowly wiggling through the water column behind a flashy spinner. Box 278 Michael Jury of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is the project manager for the reef and said the bid for the construction came in at $1,379,740. Super Copper can be used with spoons, plugs and crawler harness rigs. Saginaw River: Those fishing off Smith Park caught smallmouth bass, channel catfish and freshwater drum. Saginaw Bay: Had fair to good walleye fishing along the Coryeon Reef, Callahan Reef, the Slot, Wildfowl Bay and North Island. DEALER INQUIRES WELCOME. Efforts to fund studies to monitor what fish are using the reef and what it’s done for reproduction is the next step. Post by buzzdog113 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:28 pm . It’s going to be their community and they’re a part of helping to restore some of the native habitat,” VanDriessche said. The Mission: The marina's mission is to provide affordable boating, camping, swimming, and fishing opportunities in a friendly and family oriented atmosphere. I expect the Foil Blade to catch on statewide and smaller sizes like #3 is ideal for inland lakes like Houghton Lake, Macatawa, Portage, Muskegon Lake, White Lake and many more. If the wind increases and wave action impairs the direction you were trolling it might be a good idea to pull lines, run into the wind and troll downwind to known GPS locations where fish are stacked. “If it’s successful we’d certainly want to build additional reefs in the bay. Anglers fishing from Linwood to Pinconning, at the Spark Plug, and at Callahan Reef all report great success. The site in Saginaw Bay chosen for reef restoration, the Coreyon reef, was picked after a 2016 study funded by the U.S. Sometimes you are trolling in a long line, other times a circle or triangle, but the idea is to remain in a walleye rich location. Construction is operating 24 hours a day. The last few years many tournaments have been won with bigger fish caught off the tip of the thumb near Caseville and Grindstone City. Super copper is the ideal choice for slow trolling and I gotta tell you it is the deadliest trolling strategy going for big walleyes. My presentation is simple; I use super copper line from Blood Run Tackle to get spinners rigged with crawlers into the strike zone. Franks Great Outdoors, (989) 697-5341. Waters) Click … A prevailing west wind can move Saginaw Bay current toward Sebewaing and Bay Port and walleyes tend to congregate along the eastern shore from Callahan Reef all the way to Caseville. Quote. The 21-foot freezer at our marina in AuGres was FULL of frozen walleye remains waiting for Monday's pickup. I was pleased with the trophy fish and before we could get hero shots the starboard board marched backward from a sold strike from another walleye. The $1 million project aims to revitalize walleye and other fish populations in Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. Mike loves to troll glow lures like the Blue Melon, Purple Nose, Shell Bell and more to excite walleyes into striking. June/July water temperatures are ideal for trolling Saginaw Bay and savvy trollers have learned you can up your speed to 2.0 mph and pull cranks and spoons for fast limits. Funding to supplement the grants will come from the Office of the Great Lakes. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team. I like to use a 10 ft., 12 lb. Stewardship and monitoring will be the name of the game, Jury said. The deeper areas of Wildfowl Bay were producing some walleye. Built as a Marina first, Campgrounds and RV Park more recent, creating a very short channel access to the Saginaw Bay. Last summer Michigan had plenty of east and northeast wind which pushed fish toward Linwood and they congregated in the shipping channel too. He also uses a lead core sinker attached three-foot ahead of Hot-N-Tots to keep weeds from sliding down to the lure. Rattle Tots have a larger profile, dive deeper, extra loud rattles and erratic side-to-side action. Most of the fish averaged 18 to 22 inches. Keep in mind that when your boat makes a turn it pulls hard on outside boards and inside boards relax which means presentations move up and down in the water column. BAY CITY, MI - “Don’t get hit” reads one of the rocks getting dumped into Saginaw Bay to create a new underwater reef. 62+ Campsites/Docks, variety of hook-ups, seasonal, transient, all … Harness rigs with double hooks tend to hook more fish that can steal crawlers off a single hook. Big blades like Bugsy’s deep cup Colorado displace more water and give off a loud vibration that also attracts predator fish. Historically, Saginaw Bay had both reef spawners and river spawners. Fielder said he was happy to go into classrooms of young people in the area and show them how even the big Great Lakes that have been here long before them and will be here long after, still need them. You troll, troll, troll. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Sometimes you need to forget the pro trolling speed of 1.5-mph with blades and get spoons flashing to the max at much faster speeds. I use the Streak Jr. spoons for walleyes and productive colors include Green Huckleberry, Blueberry Muffin, Frankenberry, Chicken Pox and Perch. Your task is to find them using sonar, temp gauges and fishing tricks that work. Sure fish are scattered throughout the Bay but wind, waves and current can stack fish in certain areas where the fishing is off the hook fantastic. One of the rocks students at Banghor Lincoln School decorated reads "Don't get hit, from Joey. In June following cold fronts try spinner rigs, but if the weather heats up and fish become more active switch to cranks and spoons. In fact, DNR census data reveals that limit catches are the norm in June and more big fish are showing up in coolers. Most fish were taken on a crawler harness but a few were also taken on spoons and crank baits. Apr 19, 2015 7:04:03 GMT -5 . One boat was about 10 miles out while the other one caught fish in 6 feet of water off the Callahan Reef. Some were heading out of Quanicassee and fishing the Callahan Reef or the south end of the Slot with crawler harnesses. If you mark a big school, ideal conditions or catch more fish you mark another GPS icon. Please support high-quality journalism. The calmer the water and the brighter the sun the further you let out inline boards. "Courtesy of Sea Grant Extension Educator Meaghan Gass. Construction places 22,800 tons of rock into the Saginaw Bay, August 16, 2019. The Bay has a long history of serving up impressive catches of walleyes on spoons and cranks. Fish and Wildlife Service showed that areas in the inner bay area suited for reef restoration and construction. When they are close to the surface you need to get your boards extra far from the boat. The idea is to have several GPS spots saved on your graph and you troll from one known hot spot to another. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Keep in mind Great Lakes walleyes are vagabonds of the deep and are constantly moving. June is a key month for outstanding walleye fishing because water temperatures are ideal and fish eat more often because their metabolism kicks into high gear. Beach, showers, store, launch ramp, hoist. Saginaw Bay: Had good walleye action for those using crawler harnesses in 15 to 18 feet of water off Linwood and around Spoils Island and the Callahan Reef. Today, we principally just have the river spawners left,” Fielder said. . The state of Michigan was granted $980,000 by the EPA for reef restoration in 2018 and a $25,000 grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network. Last summer Michigan had plenty of east and northeast wind which pushed fish toward Linwood and they congregated in the shipping channel too. But the Bay can be challenging at times and if you want consistent easy catches you need to be familiar with several trolling tactics. Tap to Download actual size chart Chart #: 14863_1: Scale: 1:120000: Edition #: 31: Edition Date: 10/01/2005: NTM Notice/Date: 09/03/2011: Regions: Lake Superior and Lake Huron (U.S. A prevailing west wind can move Saginaw Bay current toward Sebewaing and Bay Port and walleyes tend to congregate along the eastern shore from Callahan Reef all the way to Caseville. However, walleye numbers are on the rise today. Courtesy of Sea Grant Extension Educator Meaghan Gass. The site in Saginaw Bay chosen for reef restoration, the Coreyon reef, was picked after a 2016 study funded by the U.S. Photos for Essexville. I grabbed the bent double rod and eventually worked the ‘hawg-eye’ to net. Once you start catching fish, you mark the spot on your GPS and you continue trolling, looking for new faces in different places. Spoons can be used behind downriggers, snap weights, Jet Divers and Big Jon Mini Disks. Experiment with increased speed and you will be surprised how many walleyes simply can’t resist a fast moving offering. Honestly the real trick with crawlers is to put the first hook of the harness through their nose and second hook through the body so the crawler stays straight on the harness and does not spin. Facebook Feedback FREE Nautical Charts. Callahan Reef is a shallow sandbar that holds walleye in late spring and summer. Workers are placing 10 barges of limestone and two barges of glacial rock at the site to replicate a reef and are using GPS to track location and rock height. I’m certain you have heard about the splendid walleye fishing Saginaw Bay offers. The unique metallic shine, deep cup Colorado, unusual orange rim is a ‘hawg-eye’ drawing magnet and recently has out fished the rest in major tournaments. The Coreyon Reef is located at 43° 44’ 3.704” by -83° 41’ 5.173”, approximately 8.5 miles west of Fish Point or about 10 miles north of Quanicassee. Outdoor Writer and Bay guide Michael Veine prefers to use Moonshine lures and Hot-N-Tots and last year he had limit catches and happy clients using his deadly strategy. When walleye only spawn in rivers, a whole generation can be wiped out by river flooding or other environmental factors, Fielder said. Channel cat fishing was good off Sebewaing in 5 feet. The reef is on the east side of the shipping channel and a few miles out from the mouth of the Saginaw River … Plus with super copper you can fish crawlers up top or on the bottom by simply letting out line before you attach to the board. Early mornings are best if you want to avoid the wind. Some students drew on rocks that are going into the bay and some made signs for construction. When that habitat grew scarce, walleye eggs were left vulnerable and populations decreased rapidly. YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR HAND CRAFTED FISHING TACKLE. My second choice is a #4 size blade for Great Lakes walleyes. The distance you set disks behind the boat depends on how deep you want them to go, let out 50 foot of line and the spoon dives to 15 feet. The note painted on the rock is from a student who learned about the project in school. Bugsy’s hottest color going has an antifreeze colored back and multi-metallic front with the ends painted orange. What about you? I usually rig reels with 75-100 ft. of copper. One tactic is to soak them in ice water and they will stay lively and puff up with liquid like an Oscar Meyer wiener on the grill. Then run to shore for lunch, enjoy a cold beverage, take a nap and return to the water for an afternoon trip. Limit catches were common from the Slot from Oakhurst north to Sunset Bay Marina, from the Callahan Reef area, and from deeper water between the Bar and the Spark Plug (buoys 11 and 12). More importantly I’ve learned after countless hours of watching walleyes feed that big fish prefer big baits. I like big blades for big walleyes and have caught more Great Lakes 8-pound plus hogs on a #5 size blade than any other size. The extra size gives off more flash and fish can see it in deep or stained water. If you are catching nothing but eater fish make the move to the outer Bay near the Charities. Each trolling situation is different and you need to experiment with a variety of lures and fishing tactics. According to DNR Fisheries Specialist David Fielder, the walleye population was also decimated by pollution in the 1940′s. 2 har været her. The immediate areas in the Bay consists of Wildfowl Bay, Callahan Reef, Thomas Reef, and the heavily fish populated section known as The Slot. Mother Nature can be unfair to fishermen and once in a while turns the switch off for walleye feeding behavior. DEALER INQUIRES WELCOME. This is a big advantage because at times walleyes can be very boat shy. Hopefully your run-n-gun strategy will result in full coolers at lightning speed. The Mission: The marina's mission is to provide affordable boating, camping, swimming, and fishing opportunities in a friendly and family oriented atmosphere. It’s going to be quite amazing,” Jury said. That’s when I go to meat and slow my trolling speed. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). “Most of the walleyes in Saginaw Bay spawn in rivers. The reef will be about 5 feet tall in waters that are 18 to 21 feet deep. The idea is to sample several different locations and identify where fish are congregated. Recent winds have stirred up the bay making the water murky and there were lots of floating weeds to foul up anglers’ lines. No Photo galleries for this venue: sort by : Members of the project are eager to see what fish will use the reef. test and cuts through the water to get to the strike zone. The Church board tipped back slightly as a huge walleye slammed the crawler presentation and headed for Tawas. All rights reserved (About Us). Construction is underway and is expected to take 20 days to a month to complete. The trick is to set divers at a variety of depths until you hit on the hot pattern where you catch walleyes. Callahan Reef. Credit: Michigan DNR. Most spoons have much better action at 2-mph and if you experiment with speed you will hit maximum spoon action around 2.3-3 mph. With bottom hugging fish I also frequently use a three-ounce weight with crawler harness set five- feet behind the weight. Our Mission: The Marina and RV Park's mission is to provide affordable boating, camping, swimming, and fishing opportunities in a friendly and family oriented atmosphere. “What we’re trying to do is diversify the sources of reproduction and, in doing so, that generates more resiliency in the population.”. good luck... Hot-tots and Spoons.. Top. Man-made rock reefs are nothing new, especially in the Great Lakes. My favorite surface setup is a Northland Crawler Hauler #5 colored Emerald Shiner set 50 feet behind a ½-ounce snapweight placed 20 feet from the board. Experiment with super copper, divers and boards to get offerings at different depths. Saginaw Bay: A few boats caught walleye out just beyond the Spoils Island. About four years ago, a pre-assessment was carried out looking at Coreyon Reef and several other sites in the bay to see which fish were still using them and in what numbers, as well as any indications of how sediments might be moving around on them. My second blade choice would be Northland Tackle Mr. Walleye Willow Crawler Hauler #5 size colored Perch or White Alewife. Walleyes love crawlers and the hottest trick going is to use large, juicy nightcrawlers. 48444. Caseville and the area around Big Charity Island were slow. Fast trolling speeds allow you to cover more water, pull your lures in front of more fish and produce more strikes. There are a number of minnow imitation cranks with large clear plastic bills that catch walleyes from ice out till ice up including Bandit, Berkley Flicker Minnow size 9 and 11, Rapala Deep husky jerk and more. Originally, two rock reefs were planned for the bay, but the project went forward with only the Coreyon reef. Lake Huron Coordinator for Michigan’s Office of the Great Lakes Bretton Joldersma has been on the reef restoration project for around four years and helped coordinate the financing for the project. They are still taking walleye off the Callahan Reef, Finn Road, along the Slot and off the Bar when using crawler harnesses, crank baits and spoons. 594 North Almont Ave. Locating walleyes on Saginaw Bay can be difficult. Once the disk and spoon is set at the proper distance I attach the line to an inline board like Church or Off Shore. Woods-N-Water News Off Caseville, most boats are either fishing north of Big Charity or off Oak Point. I hunt saginaw bay and shoot a lot of divers, Never go out to actually hunt divers but they always seem to come into the spread so we take them, Lots of blue bills and red heads along with an ocassional Can. Saginaw Bay: Walleye fishing has been very good. In order to educate and inspire stewardship with local residents, members of the project went to classrooms to talk with students about the reef. Imlay City, MI. Most trollers use a ½-ounce weight set 25 feet back for surface eyes. The lake was calm and we began catching fish. Some captains like to hit the water at dawn and troll until noon. Subscribe to MLive.com. If walleyes are down 15-18 ft., the 75 ft. of copper will put crawlers in their face. He said a rock reef today in the bay has a fair shot at lasting. also along the Callahan Reef. Larger boats go for Jet Divers with five-foot fluorocarbon leads trolled 1.7-2.2 mph. “There have been some improvements and we verified that through a modeling that indicated based off circulation patterns, the location of the reef that we’re restoring is in a place where we don’t see high sedimentation.”. Allison VanDriessche who teaches science at Western Middle School in Bay City said her students loved getting firsthand experiences of science happening in their own community. BAY CITY, MI - Barges and a crane are being used this August to dump about 22,800 tons of rock in Saginaw Bay. “It’s really important that student and upcoming generations understand that these resources as big and vast as they are still require a great deal of caretaking stewardship and investment,” Fielder said. Sunsets on the Sunrise side! It’s going to be their Saginaw Bay. I like to use Big Jon Mini Disks set on zero and place spoons about three feet behind the disk. Fielder said better land-use practices, environmental laws that cut pollution and years of stocking fish have helped to restore the fishery. I prefer large blades when trolling for Bay ‘eyes. Walleye are still hitting in 16 feet off Linwood, two miles northwest of the Spark Plug (Buoys 11 &12), 8 to 9 feet off the end of Jones Road, 10 feet on the Callahan Reef, both sides of the Bar and especially in the Slot from Sunset Bay Marina all the way along the outside of the islands and into the narrows off the tip of Sand Point. How fast can you troll for walleyes? Saginaw Bay Area Walleye fishing has been outstanding on Lake Huron’Äôs Saginaw Bay. My recommendation is to check water clarity when fishing and if the water is gin clear and cold you need to move to slightly discolored water that is often a few degrees warmer. The passing of the Clean Water Act in 1972 and local efforts to keep sediment in the watershed on land has altered conditions in such a way that the new reef is expected to avoid the demise of its predecessor, Joldersma said. But now you know the best time to go, in June, and tactics that work. This is a deadly strategy for downriggers, heavy snap weights and divers. The key to unlocking the secrets to this massive bay located on Lake Huron is to find the right pod of actively feeding fish and offer them a tasty morsel, like a Wally Minnow or a spinner tipped with a leech or crawler. The water temperature has warmed into the mid to upper 70s and the fish have really turned on! The immediate areas in the Bay consists of Wildfowl Bay, Callahan Reef, Thomas Reef, and the heavily fish populated section known as The Slot. Rock reefs have been installed in Lake Michigan for cisco, in the Detroit River for sturgeon and already in Lake Huron for lake trout. YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR HAND CRAFTED FISHING TACKLE. Best spinner colors were purple, pink, chartreuse and brass. In this case I simply watch the rod tip for strikes. If you plan on using crawlers make certain you stop at Northland Wholesale Outlet in Pinconning and take advantage of their super crawler deal; $1 per dozen up to 10 dozen. Flipping, flashing lures get the attention of walleyes and key their strike instinct and produces savage bites. Share Thread. Last summer northeast winds helped to keep walleyes in the inner Bay and fishing was red hot. “I think that part of the experiment that we’re hoping to learn from.” Joldersma said. I prefer Silver Streak spoons made by Wolverine Tackle and my favorite color is called Copper Greasy Chicken. Fishing reports from Saginaw Bay. “It’s been a real labor of love and here we are finally, as I’ve told people, we’re close to getting out the champagne, we’re pretty darn close.”. Sediment covers much of the bay’s bottom, a legacy of the area’s logging and agricultural industries. The difference between a Rattle Tot and Hot-N-Tot is profound. BAY CITY, Mich. - There are no secrets when it comes to hooking and catching walleyes out of Saginaw Bay in Michigan during late June. Home; All Charts; Regions; Geographic.org; Help; Advertise; Contact; SAGINAW BAY MICHIGAN. Though most boats should be able to navigate safely and there are far shallower areas in the bay, Fielder said the Coast Guard will have alerts out to warn mariners of the change. The reef is located toward the Quanicassee and Sebewaing area on the east side of the bay. P.O. Tångavägen 5, 447 34 Vårgårda info@futureliving.se 0770 - 17 18 91 “It gave them the opportunity for stewardship. This strategy is deadly on massive schools of walleyes that suspend in the Bay, but often you need to do some recon work to find walleye hotspots. Saginaw Bay: Walleye were caught in 7 feet off Pinconning, 14 to 17 feet around the G Buoy, 20 feet off Linwood and 8 to 10 feet on the Callahan Reef. She said they highly enjoyed having field workers such as Fielder come into the classroom and allow them to participate in the project by designing signs. The rock reef restoration project is the culmination of years of work to restore historical fish spawning habitat within inner Saginaw Bay. Nightcrawlers and crankbaits are both catching fish. On the east side, the Slot was producing a good number of fish in 16 feet. The idea is to rip spoons through schools of active fish, give ’em a spoon that is wobbling, flashing, zipping past and trying to swim away. My first fishing trip on Saginaw Bay this year. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Saginaw Bay continues to produce limit catches of walleye. Large blades give off more flash and disperse water drawing fish from afar. 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