8/30/19, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report
This will be the final fishing report of my 2019 charter season. My 2019 schedule if completely full now, but I am booking charters for 2020. I just added the 2020 schedule to the website yesterday too encase you want to plan for next year early. Today we had another windy day, so the fishing was "tough" to say the least. My customers from Beaverton, MI came aboard though on a birthday present charter and had a positive attitude despite the conditions. We had to stay close to port today and managed to fill their limit of walleyes taking most of the fish suspended with spinner/crawler rigs trolled at 1.6 to 1.8 mph. Red/silver/glow harnesses were by far best today as nothing else seemed to produce with the fussy, light, bite. It took all of the the 8-hour charter to limit out today too, so at this point, unless conditions improve, five hour charters will not allow nearly enough time to get the job done. I honestly don't consider limit catches a priority on five-hour charters anyway as they are mostly designed for people that just don't want to be on the water all day with the amount of fish being a low priority, and rather a fun, short day of fishing as the main focus. This charter season has been a phenomenal one overall for sure though. I will be very surprised if Saginaw Bay does not set another walleye catch rate record this year with the caliber of fishing being off the charts good. Next year should be another banner year to with a bunch of super big walleye year classes being available for years to come. These are now the good-old-days for sure.
Capt. Mike Veine