Dec 9th Michigan Southeast Lower Peninsula Fishing Report
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Southeast Lower Peninsula

Detroit River – A few walleye were caught in the lower Trenton Channel. Anglers were jigging a large minnow near the hot water discharge off Gibraltar. For perch, no big numbers were caught but some nice fish were taken around Rat Island.

Lake St. Clair – Ice is starting to form in the canals however there is no safe ice.

St. Clair River – Has good musky fishing especially in the North Channel. Most anglers are jigging but a few were using sucker minnows if you can find them.

Saginaw Bay – Ice is just starting to form however no safe ice has been reported. Anglers might want to try fishing the shallow cuts and canals or off the docks in the marinas for perch. Boat anglers heading out to Spoils Island were catching walleye and perch but open water fishing may not last much longer.

Kawkawlin River – Last weekend, anglers were open water fishing for perch but the river has just frozen over.

Quanicassee River – Is also starting to freeze.

Michigan DNRE Seeks Information on Two Illegally Killed Bucks in Portage
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Contact: Mary Dettloff 517-335-3014
Agency: Natural Resources and Environment

Dec. 6, 2010

Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment are seeking information about two bucks that were illegally killed in the Portage area between Thanksgiving and Nov. 28.

Officers believe that the deer were shot from a car using a handgun or .30-30 rifle, and are particularly interested in talking to anyone who may have noticed a suspicious or slow-driving vehicle with two or more people in the vehicle in the vicinity of Romence Road on Thanksgiving Day or near the intersection of Garden Lane and Lovers Lane on Nov. 28.

An 11-point buck was shot at 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day on Romence Road, and a 12-point buck was shot around 7:30 a.m. near Garden Lane and Lovers Lane on Nov. 28. Both animals were quickly discovered in the woods by conservation officers and police who responded to calls about shots being fired. Officers believe whoever shot the deer were going to return to cut off the antlers, but were likely scared off by law enforcement officers who responded quickly to the scene.

The deer were collected by conservation officers and taken to nearby meat processors. The venison from the deer was donated to a local food bank, and the antlers were kept as evidence in the case.

Anyone with information about the persons who may have illegally shot the two deer can contact the DNRE’s Report All Poaching 24-hour hotline at 800-292-7800. Information may be left confidentially. Monetary rewards are sometimes distributed for information that leads to an arrest. People with information can also call the DNRE Plainwell Operations Service Center at 269-685-6851, the Kalamazoo County Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or the Portage Police Department at 269-329-4567.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is committed to the conservation, protection, management, and accessible use and enjoyment of the state’s environment, natural resources, and related economic interests for current and future generations. Learn more at

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2011 Whiptail Blade Colors
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All of our new whiptail blades are now available on our website They will be available in most bait shops in southeastern Michigan in the spring of 2011, and we will have them at all the fishing expo’s that we attend this winter. They will be available in a harnesses and in three packs of blades.

Southeast Michigan Fishing Report
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Huron River – Water levels did come up after the rain. Anglers have caught steelhead between the mouth and the dam at Flat Rock.

Detroit River – Conditions have changed so few were out except for a couple anglers targeting bluegill and perch. Cold weather is producing some skim ice, but no safe ice to report.

Lake St. Clair – Some perch were caught near St. Clair Shores.

St. Clair River – Some nice steelhead and a few small walleye have been caught off the wall at Port Huron. Try minnows and spoons.

Lexington – Windy conditions shut fishing right down especially along the near-shore waters.

Port Sanilac – No pier report this week as fishing here also shut down as a result of strong winds.

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