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7/27/17, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

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The morning weather was a bit iffy today with some storm systems working though Michigan.  It had rained all night at Au Gres, but by sunrise, most of the storms were south of the Bay, but there was still some light drizzle and sprinkles out over the Bay as we ran out.  The wind was dead calm early in the morning and for the first hour of fishing the bite was rather lack-luster.  When the breeze picked up though at about 8:00, the fishing improvised dramatically with the catch rate going from 5 walleyes per hour earlier to 15 per hour for the later portion of the trip.  As the bite improved, the size of the walleyes increased too.  My clients from Davison, MI, who are in Au Gres participating in the auto show, caught their limits with a box of  32 nice walleyes ranging in size up to about 24 inches.  We didn't have much luck on the two Hot N' Tots I ran on the outside board until the wind picked up.  After the chop kicked up, the Tots caught plenty of fish, and also the biggest ones of the day too.  The six spinner/crawler rigs I ran also produced very well with fire tiger doing better early in the morning, but later, when the fish were biting good, they did not show a color preference.  We trolled at around 1.7 to 1.9 mph today and trolling north, into the wind seemed to produce the best.  When we turned around and trolled with the wind, the bite slowed up a bit.

Capt. Mike Viene

Edited by Trophy Specialist
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