Bass Fishing Friends Find Success on Lake St. Clair

Chuck shows off just one of a long string of smallmouth caught that day

Anglers come from all over the country to fish this world class smallmouth bass fishery called Lake St. Clair. So it’s probably no surprise when a couple of buddies from the area do an early season check on the seaworthiness of their vessel and come up with a boat check that’s OK plus a boat load of smallmouth. We’re they throwing sockets and wrenches out and getting bass back? Not hardly but their experience and skill wasn’t wasted on a fishery that is ready to deliver for those who are prepared. The motto might be something like this: “When you work on your boat don’t forget to bring the tackle.” That seems simple enough.

Not bad for a few hours out Jim!

Every year has its strengths and weaknesses as does every season and every period during the season. If this point in the season has a strength it would be in how the bass set up strong in spots which are easy to access on the Lake. Once you find them, you find most of them close together in a tight area. Chuck and Jim found good size with good numbers and sometimes, great size. How about two over 5 lbs. with many over 4 lbs. and etc, etc… Of course the rock bass were a persistent nuisance but they can also be an INDICATOR that the smallies are nearby. Since last week the water has cleared up considerably and the high sustained winds have become a memory. Here’s how the forecast is shaking out for this Memorial Day Weekend:

Saturday: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.
Sunday: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.
Memorial Day: SW wind 5 to 11 kt. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Waves around 1 ft.

Lake St. Clair Smallmouth...Keep 'em coming

If you’ve visited Lake St. Clair before during the summer or fall you might want to consider coming this weekend for a completely different experience. It’s one of those times when the changes in the fishery work to our advantage and all that’s left to do is the catching. Oh yes, while you’re at it, invite a friend!

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One Response to “Bass Fishing Friends Find Success on Lake St. Clair”

  1. Chuck Says:

    Just a heads-up that alot of the fish that we caught looked beat up already. Bleeding mouths, tail scars and marks on their flanks indicating intense activity. Get ’em back in the water quickly and make sure they’re swimming on their own before you take your hand away. Dead fish are no fun to anyone.

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