River jigging

Discussion in 'Saginaw Bay and its Tributaries' started by shoprat51, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Nickolai M Miotto

    Nickolai M Miotto

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    Water temps are still low 40s. The outer bay is in the upper 40s.. the fish are not going to leave the main lake basin when there is food and warmer water there. Wait till we get a cold snap and a good 3 day northeast wind. That will push the warmer water in and the fish will follow!

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  2. JeffroSoup

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    This was last year on November 17th. All caught near zilwaukee in one small stretch. They are definitely running late. Notice the snow on the ground though.
     

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  3. thumb fisherman

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    Last November was much colder then this with many night lows in the teens and lots of north wind.. they're well on the way but with all the bait in the bay and mild weather I wouldn't expect too much in the river for a bit yet. If we get a big rain or a good north wind things may change
     
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    Looks the same to me . Last October near record rains . And yes some other factors.


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  5. Trebblehook

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    Last year


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  6. towner

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    Thank fot the post Trebble That about says it all.....Sad. My freezer is getting emptY!!!
     
  7. "Big Tuna"

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    I've never seen a thread that had so many posts about NOT catching fish. ;)

    Come on Mother Nature , release the animals!
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  8. leafybug

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    I think the major problem can be traced to 1- covid because everything else is covid related, and 2- I bought a new jigging boat expecting to be able to get out and catch some fish.

    Damn y'all, my bad...
     
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  9. shoprat51

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    Fisherman's digest was saying not to expect walleye in the river till next month due to warmer temps this year.guess I'm perch fishing this fall

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  10. Adamwesley

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    Going to hit it tonight after dark and then Wednesday in the boat (weather looks like crap but it’s the only day I have this week). I’ve got high hopes but I’m sure the walleye will crush my hopes and dreams yet again. Haha.


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  11. Ralph Smith

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    Perfect! I should be done with the red meat by then! :lol:
     
  12. Layvon

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    Looks like nice fish staging in the bay still based on the photos I've been seeing sent to me asking why I didn't come

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  13. Deer Slayer

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    My "guess" would be that perhaps the Tibb is dirtier than it normally would be due to the excess silt. Every other year when at the convergence you could actually see clear water from the Tibb and hitting a mud line at the Shiawassee. We usually tried to stay to the west side of the river (Sag) for a short ways and then it dispersed throughout the river but not as muddy looking. I have never had the fish be this late since I started fishing the river in 1999. That is the only thing I can think is really different.

    Disclaimer: This is not a scientific conclusion just a "great guess" by me.:lol::lol::hide:
     
  14. larry1733

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    fished the crossover to the bridge yesterday and picked up 3, dozen throw backs, water was 42 degrees, several big sheep, was just fun finally getting the boat out
     
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  15. Bay BornNRaised

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    Many things different this year than the Titt so called being dirtier. Dirty water is not preventing/slowing them from coming in the dirty saginasty river.. JMO
     
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