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Bass Fishing the Clinton River?

Discussion in 'South East Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by Kylejs29, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Kylejs29

    Kylejs29

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    I'm new to this site and fishing. I was wondering if anyone has fished for bass in the Clinton river. one spot i was looking at was Yates Dam. I've found a few ponds also if anybody knows of any public ponds in the area that would be helpful. I live in Roseville and dont mind driving around 30-40 minutes to get to a spot
     
  2. fishpig

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    Not many bass around Yates. Check out the north branch of the Clinton River where it runs through Willcot Mills metro park. Plenty of room to wade and lots of smallmouth bass.
     

  3. ESOX

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    Or just shout fish from Metro or Harley loads of bass around them both, Smallies early and late. I have caught everything from perch to Muskie fishing those areas.
     
  4. Anthonydaslayer

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    Not any bass at Yates TBH,, fish closer to the lake and the branches,,, only seen 1 smallie at Yates ever
     
  5. faceindisguise85

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    If you live in roseville, which I do also, you might want to try the spillway or lower Clinton. Shadyside park has lots of good shore spots. I launch my kayak there and spot bass jumping every now and again.
     
  6. Kylejs29

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    I'll have to try that once I save up for a pair of waders.
     
  7. Kylejs29

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    Thanks. I'll try that hopefully next week I looked at it on Google and looks like a really nice spot.
     
  8. GT171

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    Don't count out wolcott..my best smallie was a measured 16" ..Lots of smaller fish but on a light fly rod they are a blast..
     
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  9. jaytothekizzay

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    The North branch is fun with a Fly rod
     
  10. Pikewhisperer

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    Tons in the Yates stretch right now. Mainly all Small Mouth. Must have caught 25 of those SOB's yesterday. Not all that big but fun. Got 2 LM also

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  11. DLHirst

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    Sounds like a good day, Whisperer. What did you use to target them, if you don't mind my asking?
     
  12. river rat78

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    The smallies are pretty aggressive and will hit just about anything.
     
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  13. jaytothekizzay

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    Later on in the summer, the north branch smallies will absolutely crush a strike king, mini buzz bait...swing them through riffle tailouts, and bubble lines...
     
  14. Anthonydaslayer

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    How big are these smallies in the Clinton?!?
     
  15. jaytothekizzay

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    Nothin like you catch in the lake... But they fight like crazy. Id say a decent average size for the North Branch is 12" ish. But ive seen bigger. Havent fished it in a couple years, but ive slayed in the past. Last couple times out there was fly fishing with poppers, and streamers, and did well