Thread: Lake St. Clair

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 53
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Battle Creek Mi
    Posts
    3,773

    Lake St. Clair reports Post here.

    Guys and Gals...If you have some tips or reports for Lake St. Clair lets get em posted.

  2. Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Waynesfield
    Posts
    128
    #2

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (bcbasser)

    Hey guys I was wondering if any of you know how far and long of a run it would be to run from the Detroit river to Pelee Island?

  3. Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Holland, OH
    Posts
    2,429
    #3

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (Shobey)

    It's about 30 miles open water. Worth it if you can make it.
    "Old fisherman never die, they just smell that way"

  4. Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Waynesfield
    Posts
    128
    #4

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (mtst4)

    I've got an 36 gallon gas tank, think I can get er done? Also where can I find a good map of the area?

  5. Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Holland, OH
    Posts
    2,429
    #5

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (Shobey)

    TJ, I know they have fuel at the island. I think you can go on line to buy your Canadian ahead of time. It might be as good for you to go from the Port Clinton area and Island hop. If it's too rough, you have several islands to keep you company.

    I have used the Hot Spot maps alot. I'm not sure if they are available for the Canadian portion. Get the Erie Islands Hot Spots and it will give you a decent idea of how far the run is. I will get you more info when I get home. I've got the maps in my boat. I have not made the run from Port Clinton, but I would guess it is a few miles closer than from the Detroit River. I see it from Kelly's Island a lot, and have thought about it a couple of times, but haven't done it. You a least have some closer shelter than a straight run over open water. Plus, I would think that Port Clinton (I'd go out of Mazurik) would be closer than going to the Detroit River. By the way, I'm from Wapak originally.
    "Old fisherman never die, they just smell that way"

  6. Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Holland, OH
    Posts
    2,429
    #6

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (mtst4)

    TJ, Here is the link for the maps

    http://www.fishinghotspots.com...te=21

    Hopoe it helps. I will let you know which map is best. I have like 3 different ones for this area (Islands, Bay and Western Basin)
    "Old fisherman never die, they just smell that way"

  7. Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Battle Creek Mi
    Posts
    3,773
    #7

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (Shobey)

    You should be able to make it on a full tank....I think what he means by if you can make it is....that water can get big...real fast!!! It ain't no fun to make that run back in Biggggg water!!!

  8. Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Waynesfield
    Posts
    128
    #8

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (bcbasser)

    mtst4, Thanks for the help. Your right about getting there from Musuricks, but I have a tourny and we're launching from the Detroit river. I can fish lake St.Clair, the river itself or any part of lake Erie I'm crazy enough to run to. I know St.Clair has alot of nice smallies, but I've been told that better weights will probably come from around Pellee. 1st place prize is a new Triton with a 150 Merc on the back, so I might try to go to broke. But the top 7 move onto nationals for Fishers of Men national tourny trail. So I'm trying to get some stuff figured out for now. My tourny is in late Sept. and I haven't even been to the Detroit river or St. Clair. Have a some experience on Erie though. But it sounds like one of those infamous Erie runs on the big water.

  9. Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    fishers
    Posts
    115
    #9

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (Shobey)

    just make sure you leave lots of time to get back and you should be fine... the last strien I fished out of cleveland most of the top ten made the fifty mile one way run all four days. It can be worth it if you know where and how to fish.... I do but I run a z boat and don't like to get wet.. now when I had that stratos I would go in a heart beat... good luch and make sure you have all your safty gear..

  10. Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Battle Creek Mi
    Posts
    3,773
    #10

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (bigjohn)

    Are you talking about pelee John???

  11. Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    fishers
    Posts
    115
    #11

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (bcbasser)

    yes pelee from cleveland crazy bunch...

  12. Member RICH2113's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    239
    #12

    Re: Lake St. Clair reports Post here. (bcbasser)

    smallmouths are on the flats what a day of fun



    __________________________________________________ __________________
    2007 ChampioN CX183
    E-TEC 150
    LOWRANCE

  13. Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Alexandria, KY
    Posts
    529
    #13

    Lake St. Clair Fall Smallie fishing?

    What dates in the fall are good for smallmouth on Lake St. Clair. Never been, planning a trip up in the fall for the first time. Any suggestions, patterns, areas to fish, launch a boat and where to stay close to good fishing.
    Thanks,
    Dave

  14. I fish there for i am Champ202's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Zeeland,Michigan
    Posts
    1,061
    #14

    Re: Lake St. Clair Fall Smallie fishing? (Dave Ervin)

    The last two weeks in sept seem to be the best. get up into the Sait Clair river and hold on to your rod. a 20lb sack is eazyly done on the right area.



  15. Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Alexandria, KY
    Posts
    529
    #15

    Re: Lake St. Clair Fall Smallie fishing? (Champ202)

    What is the pattern for the river this time of the year, lures, presentations, structure? All catch and release.
    Thanks,
    Dave

  16. Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Battle Creek Mi
    Posts
    3,773
    #16

    Re: Lake St. Clair Fall Smallie fishing? (Dave Ervin)

    I love the river..it is the only place I care to fish come August on...You have to find the right place...but a drop shot rig or 3 way in 30-50 foot of water...usually right in the shipping lanes...I do not believe guys will jump on here and tell you where...shoot me an IM or email...

  17. Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    newsalisbury
    Posts
    1,144
    #17

    Re: Lake St. Clair Fall Smallie fishing? (bcbasser)

    went last year in august caught most on tube baits up in river. caught a bunch best 5 were 18# and some change.also picked up a few driftin main out in front of river fingers.we will be headin up next week this year last week in july.any one tell me were to look late july for em.out in lake still or in river?

  18. Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    newsalisbury
    Posts
    1,144
    #18

    Re: Lake St. Clair Fall Smallie fishing? (triton1cos)

    JUST GOT BACK.FISHED ST.CLAIR thurs,fri,sat.man we caught a bunch.had several just under 5#s and to many 3-3 1/2-4#s to count.friday we caught well over 100#s of smallies it was awsome to say the least.you guys up yonder have a gold mine .i need to get up there more than once a year!we caught most in main in 7-9 foot of water picked up some in river.had 7 out of one spot in river in 15 minutes best 5 probably pushed 19-20lbs.ill be sick fishin down here till get back next year.what time of year are they on the shallow flats?

  19. Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Alexandria, KY
    Posts
    529
    #19

    Re: Lake St. Clair Fall Smallie fishing? (triton1cos)

    Great report. What did you catch em on? Tubes, dropshot?
    I am planning a trip up in September and need all the help I can get.
    First time for me.
    Dave

  20. Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Monclova
    Posts
    24
    #20

    Re: Lake St. Clair Fall Smallie fishing? (Dave Ervin)

    Triton,
    Were you fishing the Canadian side of the lake or american waters??

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Lake St. Clair Tomorow
    By SlumpGumpy in forum Michigan Fishing
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-19-2011, 05:12 AM
  2. Lake St Clair in the A.M. 5/22/10
    By timberland in forum Michigan Fishing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-23-2010, 01:42 PM
  3. Lake Saint Clair ?
    By Dweller in forum Michigan Fishing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-09-2010, 09:19 PM
  4. Where to Stay on Lake St Clair?
    By MI17Explorer in forum Michigan Fishing
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-26-2009, 02:35 PM