Fishing report - Jan. 28, 2009
Saginaw Bay - Fishing off Palmer Road was good before the cold set in. Walleye anglers were going south toward the Black Hole or northeast to the Catfish Hole. In general, walleye fishing was slow to fair at best throughout the inner bay. Most parties were getting a few walleyes, but it was far from a red-hot bite. They have been fishing in 17 to 20 feet of water off White's Beach. Off Erickson Road, head out about three and half miles to waters 16 to 20 feet deep and off Linwood fish about 14 to 16 feet of water.
Houghton Lake - Pike are hitting tip-ups with minnows. Some nice walleye were caught in the East Bay and along the north shore when jigging minnows. A handful of perch were taken on minnows or wax worms.
Tawas - Those spearing pike did very well during the snowstorm last Saturday as it seemed the weather got the pike moving. Walleye fishing has been slow with only a few taken in 10 to 20 feet of water off Jerry's Marina. Perch fishing was also slow.
AuGres - Most of the fishing has been in 10 to 20 feet of water off the hotel.
Information provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.