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Met my brother this morning and hit the mouth of the Saginaw River out in Bay City. Plenty of ice out their. 10" of good solid ice. Our goal were Eyes of course, but we ended up with some of these



These Perch are not huge, but they sure will taste good. I caught a total of 8 and my brother has something like 6 or 7 about the same size as these. No the other ones are not in their, they are some where in my shanty :rolleyes: The walleye that we caught were as big as the perch. As far as we could tell, nobpdy was doing anything.

We also fished around Liberty Harbor / Hooters area. We caught a couple walleye that were just shy of the 15" mark and plenty of others that will be keepers in a year or two. The bigger Perch in the pic was the last one for the day. We were using #3-#5-#7 jiggin raps tipped with minnow heads. Changed colors quite a bit, so I can't honestly say what the hot color was. Ice in this are was around 8"


The bite was slow all day, but beat's sitting at home or at work.

(sorry for such a small pic)
 

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Looks like some chunky fish to me, good job. :)
If you don't mind me asking, did you launch out of the DNR launch at the mouth ?, walk out or ride ? Thanks.

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At least you took something home Dale!!! All I seem to take home anymore is a Buzz!!!!;) I cant catch a legal fish, but I can catch a bunch of these 10 inchers!:(
 

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BIG,
Yep, my brothers name is Fred.

The Whale,
Yeah, we just parked at the launch and walked out. Fished somewhere in the middle guessing around 2o fow or so.

Scott,
Don't feel to bad. All the Walleye that we did catch had to be thrown back. Sooner or later, more of the big fish will be coming, I hope.
 

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Nice perch fly
I was told 2 weeks ago they were getting lots of jumbos at the mouth on the tiny jigging raps.I wanted to try it out there but to far of a walk for me.

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hoffie,

We didn't go out toward the bay at all. We just walked straight out from the launch. We did see some people go out toward the Bay and out into the bay, but it was not long before most came back in a little ways. I can only imagined what that wind was like out in the open.......Sailing anyone??? :D :D

If you have a Shappell 3000 or something similiar, close one door, leave the other open, and off you go :eek: :D LOL
 

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i've been there 4 times in the last week and got 25 3 times and 35 another. people have been getting perch all over by the mouth. lots of fish and sorting but enough to keep you busy all day. lots better than staring down the hole in 18in of water and watcher 4 inchers swim by all day. also been getting 20-30 small walleyes every time out too. the river truly is a nursery!
 

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How the heck are you guys?My name is Jim LaFave.Me and your brother were good friends when we were kids.We use to go fishing around Holly all the time.We should all get together and do some fishing.I'm laid off in the winter time,so I'm ready to go just about any time.I am a pretty dedicated fisherman but none of my friends really are or they do not have time,so I usually fish alone.It would be cool to have some serious fishin buddies. Shoot me an e-mail,it would be good to see you guys again. [email protected]
 
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