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  1. Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes
    This is my year fishing Hardy dam lake, trying to figure out the fall smallmouth bite. With water temps in the upper 50's, thought I'd find bass up shallow chasing bait but that hasn't happened. Where are people finding smallmouth this time of year? Are they still out deep?
  2. Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes
    Headed to West Twin Lake all next week looking to get on some Walleye if possible but will also be planning to target Largemouth and Smallies. Last year we only pulled a couple Walleye after we switched to trolling Hot n tots. We stay near the marina right by the deepest spot of the lake so I'm...
  3. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    My buddy and I and our dads were supposed to go to Canada in the middle of June but with the border being closed we are trying to find other options to at least salvage some of the trip. We live in Cleveland and have been led to Lake St. Clair by multiple people. We don't have a boat so we are...
  4. Warm Water Species Fishing
    Headed to the Cedarville and Hessel areas to target some bass. I know there are both smallmouth and largemouth in the area, but it is a lot of water to try and digest in a small amount of time. I've looked at google maps and found a few places that might look good, but any hints or help would be...
  5. South East Michigan Streams and Rivers
    New to the forum and new to fly fishing Michigan. From Atlanta GA and have fly fished the Chattahoochee some. Just picked up a new rig from Red Fox (6wt 9ft Clearwater rod with a lamson guru 2 reel). Couldn’t wait to take it out for a test run so threw out a couple of wooly buggers on the...
  6. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Hit the mid-river, trolling for ‘eyes, pike, or whatever else might crash the party Saturday afternoon -- which didn't feel much like a Saturday. Seems all the days are the same now. Finally broke through after a few outings that had been slow, to put it mildly; and got pretty much non-stop...
  7. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    To all the bass guys out there, I'm looking to buy a rod for a dedicated cranking setup this upcoming holiday season. What's everyone's favorite? I'm looking for something versatile that I can throw anything from 1.5 squarebills with all the way up to something like a 6XD. I've looked at the...
  8. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Launched out of Harley at 8 on Sunday. Lot was full of bassboat trailers - lots of optimists prefishing for the Fall MonsterQuest tourney next weekend I guess. Wind is supposed to blow this weekend so who knows if they’ll run the TX or postpone again. We hit the firecracker area with the other...
  9. Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes
    What are some good inland lakes in Southeast MI for large and/or smallmouth bass? I have recently fixed up a 14 foot aluminum boat and turned it into a little bass boat, and looking to get on a few fish. I figured St. Clair probably is a bit too rough, but what else is there?
  10. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Met up with some of my friends for a picnic on Belle Isle beach Saturday. Of course I packed a few fishing rods, a net, and a backpack with some basic baits and gear to do a little casting from shore to see what might be happening. After some swimming, hanging out, and tossing a football...
  11. South East Michigan Streams and Rivers
    It was a frantic drive home from work to get everything ready for the evening fish. I couldn't get home fast enough. Not because I was short on time, but because I was excited to fish. It had been a long winter and I had an evening carved out for myself. Now it was up to me to make the most of...
  12. Warm Water Species Fishing
    OK, been watching this forum for a while, finally joined. Seems to have some great information and members. This is my first post. I've fished the East Bay a couple times, but I am finally getting a 3 day weekend to drive up to Traverse area and fish some of the smaller lakes for smallies...
  13. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    I moved to the Detroit metro area a couple months ago from Northern Wisconsin for work and I am starting to feel the fall musky fishing itch. I would love to get out on Lake St. Clair but unfortunately I don't have a boat, I also don't have any of my gear here (not yet). If you are a serious...
  14. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Anybody fly fish on here? I love to fly fish but catching fish come first and the last year I've been chasing perch and walleye. This year I want to get back into fly fishing and looking for any tips people would be willing to share. I have discovered LEMP and that is a great launch and I'm...
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