It's almost fall, or at least getting to be that time of year. Curious where my fellow anglers in the area like to go this time of year. What's hitting now a days?
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bass in the river on the rock flats, very shallow water, fish the holes. catch and release and you can catch them again. walley and perch in the bay and lake, follow the boats to find the hot spots, if you have a gps, mark the spots for when you go out on a less crowded weekday.
you'll have to pay for that kind of info.
Smallmouth are still hitting in the Erie tribs.
Erie Perch are starting to pick-up, walleye still hitting well too.
Fall Steelhead should start moving in November in Cleveland rivers.
I travel a bit to get there, but I go into MI for some fantastic river smallies. There are plenty of wadeable rivers holding great smallmouth populations. I enjoy this type of fishing May through October.
Most can be reached with a 1-3 hr car ride.
This summer I have fished the Huron and Raisin for smallies with great success.
I found those two rivers to be fairly good and much closer than my favorties.
If you really want a bigger and more plentiful smallie population, try the Kalamazoo, Chippewa, or Shiawassee. River smallies over 3 lbs are very common in those rivers.
I use a medium-light action set-up with 6 lb test. Occasionally, I'll fish a 5 wt flyrod. Both provide great fun fight.
Sheephead, carp, tires, Jimmy Hoffa, lily pads in Ottowah...
I just had a conversation with someone about the Shiawassee smallie fishing. Bought a new 6wt last week I may just head up there in the near future. Though I will be on the Au Sable the weekend after Labor day and the PM for Salmon mid Sept.
Transcom, there's a small community park just north of Owosso that makes for good access. I'm guessing it's about 5 miles north of town. The river can be very "green" (weedy); that can be a good thing though.
I frequently fish surface flies here; the smallies aren't afraid to blow up a topwater bait. Also, the water is usually clear and slow moving.
Thanks. Sounds very similar to the Huron. Hard to believe they don't stock trout in that stream.
I would assume it's not cold enough, but I don't know much about the trout. Good luck if you go.