The one I saw caught was in Port Huron. Some one may try to toss a hook with a dead smelt on the bottom of the St Clair River to see IF there are some Burbot.stinger63 said:I have never seen them caught in the 4 years that I have fished there.I think though that spring would be the time they would most likely be caught.I have caught in Lexington about 5 years ago.I had no idea what it was at the time.
fishingrookie said:The one I saw caught was in Port Huron. Some one may try to toss a hook with a dead smelt on the bottom of the St Clair River to see IF there are some Burbot.
If there is too much ice in the river in January/February, you can drop the bait right against the sea wall.
Despite their ugliness and slime the burbot is in the cod family and a very good eating fish.Probaly much better than a laker to eat but dont even go there.I`ll eat a burbot any day that I can catch one when ever that is? :help:unclecbass said:I catch them quite frequently when I am fishing for Lake trout (not in the river). Set up a tipup with a grey on it. Dead or alive doesnt matter. Suspend a tiny glow stick a few inches above the minnow. Place the minnow between two and six inches off bottom, Water at least 45 feet deep. Last year this method caught me more burbotts than laketrout. Some guys that try to catch them will chum thier holes with dead minnows from the bait shop. Use the same method as you would whitefish fishing with the coffee can. Litter the bottom with the dead minnows and place yours in the mix. I warn you I had a difficult time eating the one I cooked last year. Nasty lookin buggers. I couldnt get past the slime. If your lucky you might catch some tasty lakers or splakes as well.