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Lake St Clair

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Species

Smallmouth Bass79

Season

Spring (Current)
79
174 Fishing Reports
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Lake St Clair Overview

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Top Techniques Reported for Smallmouth Bass + Spring

Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)Hard JerkbaitsDrop ShotTubesNed RigsBlade BaitsShallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')Damiki RigSpinnerbaitsStructure Jigs
  1. Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)
    28
  2. Hard Jerkbaits
    15
  3. Drop Shot
    11
  4. Tubes
    11
  5. Ned Rigs
    6
Total Fishing Reports
174
Top Species Reported for Spring
  1. Smallmouth Bass79 Reports
  2. Largemouth Bass13 Reports
  3. Walleye8 Reports
  4. Crappie1 Report
  5. Yellow Perch1 Report

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Lake St Clair Fishing Reports

174 Reports on Lake St Clair

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  • LIVE 2 FISH

    Blue Ambassador

    5/23/24

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Spring (Spawn)

    • Technique

      Soft Swimbaits (Sm/Md)

    • Structure

      Boulders

    • Forage

      Minnows

    • Water Temperature

      67°

    Air temps were around 65 degrees and water temps were just over that in shallow water. We were in calm waters, winds at about 5mph, pushing us northeast away from the LSC shoreline. These post spawn smallies were feasting on minnows, as we found one that coughed up the hatch they were feeding on. The Keitech Fat Swing Impact (3.8”) in Smallmouth Magic did the trick. Retrieve was fairly fast as they weren’t biting at slower speeds.
  • LIVE 2 FISH

    Blue Ambassador

    5/20/24

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Spring (Spawn)

    • Technique

      Tubes

    • Structure

      Rock Pile

    • Forage

      Crawfish

    • Water Temperature

      66°

    The air temps and water temps have been rising. On this day it was about 58 degrees for the air temp at launch (0730hrs) and rose to 80 degrees by 1300hrs. The water temps ranged from 65-68 degrees, depending on the depth and clarity. Most of what we fished was clear and you could see bottom in 6-8FOW. Dragging and swimming the tube were key, as were the dropshot on a flat worm. Got some great underwater footage as well. The attached video is when a smallmouth decided to spit the tube before the hookset. Locate hard bottoms and you'll locate the smallmouth. Grassy patches were good also. Sandy bottoms did not produce. Follow LIVE 2 FISH on YouTube for more great footage and links to the best Omnia products to use on legendary Lake St. Clair!
  • Sullivan.mi

    Silver Ambassador

    5/18/24

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Spring (Pre-Spawn)

    • Technique

      Damiki Rig

    • Structure

      Open Water/Basin

    • Forage

      Minnows

    • Water Temperature

      60°

    Pre spawn schooled up and feeding

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