Clinton river auburn hills

Discussion in 'South East Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by Nutsboat, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Nutsboat

    Nutsboat

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    Man, do I struggle in that river. I've caught fish throughout this great state but this stream seems to be my "white whale". Just can't seem to figure it out. Are there any fish in that river?
     
  2. fisheater

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    I have not fished it as much as I once did. I used to do pretty well. My turn off is that sometimes the sewage plant uses a disinffectant that puts an unpleasant taste into the fish. Usually you can smell it in the water, but I think it takes some time of the water being clean, to flush it out of the fish. Cold water is good for the browns.
    You need to cover some ground. Heavy pressure at the Auburn Hills parks, in some pretty good water takes it toll. Every time I fish that area I find dead trout from the catch and not very good at releasing crowd. Wish it was legal to trap those fat and happy mink I see frequently.
     

  3. mrblond

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    I have been fishing the river for steel the last two years. Pretty much an exercise in futility for me, but every once in a while I get lucky.

    0-2 today on steel. Both acrobatic. Did land a few giant suckers on a San Juan worm.

    One of my better days
     
  4. MIfishslayer91

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    There's some fish around there. I made a thread close to a month ago called "Clinton Browns", and attached a few pics of some browns I caught. All of em were caught in Auburn Hills. There's not a ton in there but enough to catch a few everytime I go out. Good luck, post some fish porn if ya do good.
     
  5. Milarso

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    I went out yesterday and fished hard from noon to 2pm. I saw three decent sized browns, but was unable to entice one to go for my fly. I might try again tomorrow.