* General: Much cooler weather has improved fishing for some species but slowed for others. Trout and salmon fishing continue on the Great Lakes while the inland lakes provide walleye, pike, bass and panfish.
* Lake St. Clair: Was producing some walleye in American waters near the shipping channel. Use crawler harnesses. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good throughout the lake. Fishing could be tough this week due to all the runoff from heavy rains.
* St. Clair River: Walleye fishing has been inconsistent. Fish seem to be scattered.
* Lexington and Port Sanilac: Had few boat anglers. Pier fishing was slow with anglers only taking warm water species. Some large pike were starting to show up in the Lexington harbor.
* Harbor Beach: Walleye were caught straight out and north of the harbor in 80 to 90 feet on crawler harnesses, small spoons or Hot-n-Tot’s. Hot colors were lime green, copper, mixed veggie, black and orange or black and white. Chinook were caught in 80 to 120 feet north or straight out when using spoons off downriggers and also 2, 3, 5 and 10 color lines with offshore boards. Hot colors were bright orange and black, copper, green or black and white. For lake trout head out to waters 80 to 95 feet while using dodgers with spin-glows or spoons 60 to 90 feet down.
* Port Austin: Is still producing a few walleye but fishing has slowed. Those targeting lake trout took good numbers in 120 to 135 feet.
* Saginaw Bay: Walleye fishing is slowing down but there are still bright spots. Try north of the Charity Islands, Oak Point and along the reefs between Caseville and Port Austin.