Lake St. Clair, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Lake St. Clair, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fishing has been slow becasue of the heat. Get deep and move around a lot to try and find the fish. Early morning or very late right before dark.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Lake St. Clair is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: n/a

Visibility: 54 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 66 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 5am-11am and 4pm-dark

Best stretch: N/A

Best access point: Various boat launches and shore fishing areas along the Jefferson Ave corridor.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Baitfish Crayfish Hex

Fish species: Pike,carp,bass,panfish, walleye, muskie

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: April 15 - September 30)

Nearest airport: Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)

The All New Silver Sonic Waders

Lake St. Clair Description

Sandwiched between Lake Huron and Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair is one of the top lakes in the country for chasing Muskie and Smallmouth. Many other species are abundant such as Largemouth, Carp, White Bass, Pike, Walleye and a host of Panfish. The season begins at ice-out usually late March or April when Pike hunt the warm shallow waters in search for a meal after spawning. Later on in May, Largemouth seek morsels ...

Techniques & Tips

Clousers, minnows, grubs, and crayfish will work well ice fishing. Work weed beds and depth changes. Work small depth changes and use attractor flies. Fish along mud lines or color changes which indicate depth change, weed lines, or structure.

7-Day Forecast

Winds have made it a lot harder moving the weed beds around and making it harder to fish. Keep an eye on the weather and the winds. Drink lots of water to beat the heat!

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