Linwood Beach Marina and Campground on Saginaw Bay - Linwood Michigan May 6, 2016

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Saginaw Bay Fishing Report

4/27/16  WEDNESDAY

A LOT OF NORTH EAST WIND. FISHING GOOD WHEN WE GET OUT. REPORTS OF LIMITS FROM SHALLOW WATER NORTH OF MARINA. HUSKY JERKS DEEP DIVER #12 SEEM TO BE BAIT OF CHOICE. GOOD EATING SIZE FISH BEING CAUGHT IN 9'-14' OF WATER.

4/15/2016  FRIDAY

NORMAL LAUNCH TRAFFIC. EXPECTING A MORE SPRING LIKE WEEKEND.  TEMPS INCREASING AND WINDS SHIFTING TO AN OFF-SHORE DIRECTION SHOULD IMPROVE WATER CLARITY AND FISHING. WATER LOOKED STAINED YESTERDAY. A FEW  BOATS LAUNCHED, BUT I DID NOT HEAR HOW THEY DID.  REMEMBER TO CHECK   "INNER SAGINAW BAY NEAR SHORE FORECAST"   AND CONDITIONS AT   "SBLM-4 BUOY #1"   WHEN PLANNING YOUR TRIP.  LAND FORECAST CAN DIFFER FROM MARINE FORECAST.

4/14/2016  THURSDAY

LAUNCH RAMP OPEN TODAY. NORMAL TRAFFIC FLOW.  PLEASE BE AWARE WE HAVE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND EQUIPMENT NEAR BRIDGE AREA. DRIVE SLOWLY.

4/13/2016 WEDNESDAY

PLEASE EXCUSE OUR WORK. WE EXPECT THE LAUNCH RAMP TO BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY APRIL 13 AS WE ROUTE FUEL SUPPLY LINES ACCROSS OUR DRIVE. CALL THE FRONT DESK AT 989-697-4415 X17 FOR LATEST DETAILS. WE WILL WORK TO RESTORE NORMAL LAUNCH TRAFFIC AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

4/12/2016  TUESDAY

ONGOING MARINA PROJECT. POTENTIAL FOR RAMP CLOSURE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS WE  INSTALL FUEL TANK, SUPPLY LINES, AND DO CEMENT WORK. CONTACT US AT 989-697-4415  X17 FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

4/10/2016  SUNDAY

ANOTHER TOUGH WEATHER DAY WITH MORE WIND AND SNOW FLURRIES. THE BAY WATER HAS BEEN DIRTY AND ROUGH. FORECAST IS FOR RISING TEMPS MID-WEEK. THOSE THAT HAVE FISHED RECENTLY REPORT MARKING A LOT OF FISH, BUT A TOUGH BITE.  WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOREWARD TO THE LAKE SETTLING AND CLEARING UP.  STOP IN AND CHECK OUT THE NEW BOATS IN OUR SHOWROOM.  MARINA STORE IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.  SAFETY EQUIPMENT, PARTS, SERVICE, GET IT ALL DONE BEFORE THE WEATHER BREAKS!!!   OUR 2016 SEASONAL LAUNCH PASS IS AVAILABLE.  GOOD LUCK ON THE WATER.  WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS.

4/2/2016  SATURDAY

REPORTS OF WALLEYE BEING CAUGHT IN 15-18 FEET OF WATER. THE AREA  BETWEEN NAYANQUING POINT AND THE OLD RIVER CHANNEL SEEMS TO BE A FOCUS. HUSKY JERKS 20-60' BEHIND IN-LINE BOARDS. REPORTS YESTERDAY WERE THAT FISH WERE ACTIVE AND SUSPENDED. SOME SMALLER PERCH BEING CAUGHT FROM OUR SEA WALL. A COUPLE NICE CATCHES FROM THOSE FISHING FROM BOATS IN BASIN. BOTH LAUNCH RAMPS ARE IN PLACE.  DON'T FORGET YOUR 2016 FISHING LICENSE. 

3/25/2016  FRIDAY

BOATS LAUNCHING  TODAY AFTER A TWO DAY NORTH EAST BLOW. THE WIND IS EXPECTED TO LIGHTEN AND BE OFF-SHORE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. 

3/21/2016  MONDAY

BOTH LAUNCH DOCKS ARE IN. FOUR LAUNCH LANES OPEN.  REPORTS OF WALLEYE BEING CAUGHT IN 17'-21' OF WATER USING HUSKY JERKS DOWN DEEP.  SMALL PERCH BEING CAUGHT IN MARINA THIS MORNIG. 2016 SEASONAL LAUNCH PASSES ARE AVAILABLE IN MARINA STORE. CHECK OUT A  NEW BOAT IN OUR LARGE HEATED SHOWROOM.

3/17/2016  THURSDAY

STRONG SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST WINDS HAVE CLEARED ICE FLOWS FROM OUR SHORELINE AND MARINA. 2016 SEASONAL LAUNCH PASSES ARE AVAILABLE IN MARINA STORE. DON'T FORGET TO DO YOUR SPRING BOAT SAFETY EQUIPMENT CHECK. ALSO, BOAT REGISTRATION EXPIRATION AND NEW FISHING LICENSE .

3/14/16   

NORTH EAST WIND BLEW CHUNKS OF ICE ON SHORELINE AND IN MARINA.  VERY FOGGY AT THIS TIME.  ONE LAUNCH DOCK IN WATER.

3/12/16 

HAD A GOOD DAY TODAY!!  HAD ABOUT 30 BOATS LAUNCHED!    PLEASE STOP INTO THE STORE TO PURCHASE YOUR LAUNCH PASSES! 

3/12/16  SATURDAY  

STILL DEALING WITH A COUPLE HUNDRED YARDS OF  SHORE ICE. SOME BOATS BREAKING THROUGH TO OPEN WATER. 

3/8/2016  TUESDAY

ICE COVERAGE  ALONG BAY SHORELINE AND IN MARINA BASIN. WE ARE NOT LAUNCHING BOATS AT THIS TIME. NO ONE FISHING ON ICE IN MARINA. MARINA STORE IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. STOP BY OUR BOOTH AT THE BIRCH RUN BOAT SHOW THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, MARCH 11th, 12th, 13th.  2016 SEASONAL LAUNCH PASSES ARE AVAILABLE.  DON'T FORGET TO CHECK YOUR BOAT REGISTRATION & SAFETY EQUIPMENT PRIOR TO LAUNCHING THIS SPRING. TIME TO GET A NEW FISHING LICENSE BEFORE THEY EXPIRE AT END OF MARCH.

2/29/2016 MONDAY  

BAY SHORELINE IS ICE COVERED. MARINA BASIN ICE COVERED. NO ONE FISHING ON ICE IN MARINA. NOT ABLE TO LAUNCH BOATS AT THIS TIME. 

MOTHER NATURE WILL NOT LET US PLAY. BAY OUT FRONT FULL OF ICE FLOWS AND SNOW COVERED. ICE INTEGRITY UNKNOWN. NO ONE VENTURING OUT FROM OUR SHORELINE THAT WE CAN SEE. MARINE BASIN ICE HAS NOT BEEN TESTED SINCE SUNDAY. NORTH WINDS EARLIER IN WEEK RAISED WATER LEVELS AND FRACTRED ALREADY THIN ICE.

2/22/2016  MONDAY

ICE FLOWS FILLED OUR SAGINAW BAY SHORELINE. MARINA BASIN STILL ICE COVERD TODAY. NOBODY ON THE MARINE  ICE FISHING. SPUD THROUGH IN 1-3 STRIKES.

2/21/2016 SUNDAY

MARINA BASIN IS STILL ICE COVERED. WATCHED TWO FISHERMEN ATTEMPT TO ACCESS ICE. SPUD WENT THROUGH WITH 1-3 HITS. FORECAST IS FOR NORTH AND NORTH EAST WINDS DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS.  OPEN WATER OUT FRONT AS OF THIS WRITING, BUT WE EXPECT THE ICE FLOWS ON SAGINAW BAY TO BLOW BACK ONTO OUR SOUTH WEST SHORELINE. TRAFFIC IS BEING STOPPED AT MARINA BRIDGE. LAUNCH NOT OPEN AT THIS TIME. MARINA STORE AND BOAT SHOWROOM OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. STOP IN TODAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BOAT SHOW PRICING, AND GET A TRADE VALUE ON YOUR CURRENT BOAT. CONSIDER SPENDING THIS SUMMER IN A NEW TRACKER, SUNTRACKER, OR APEX PONTOOON. 2016 SEASONAL LAUNCH PASSES ARE AVAILABLE. 

2/20/2016  SATURDAY

BAY ICE GONE AGAIN.  OPEN WATER. MARINA BASIN HAS SLICK CLEAR  ICE OF UNKNOWN THICKNESS. MARINA BRIDGE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DURING IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

2/18/2016  

A FEW SLEDS AND QUADS OUT A COUPLE MILES THIS MORNING. REPORTS WERE 3"-8" OF ICE BEFORE LAST NIGHTS DEEP FREEZE. THE PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH SAID ICE THICKNESS IS INCONSISTANT. A FEW TIGHT PRESSURE CRACKS.  EXPECTED HIGH TEMPS, WIND, AND RAIN MAY RUIN WHAT BAY ICE  HAS DEVELOPED. MARINA BASIN MOSTLY ICE COVERED. OPEN WATER NEAR BUBBLERS. 

2/15/16  MONDAY

NOT SEEING ANY FISHERMAEN OUT IN FRONT OF LINWOOD ON THE NEW BAY ICE THAT JUST DEVELOPED LATE FRIDAY EVENING. SOME PEOPLE WERE ON THE MARINA ICE OVER THE WEEKEND, AND WE HAD REPORTS A FEW PERCH WERE CAUGHT IN THE BASIN.  

2/13/2016   SATURDAY

OPEN WATER AND WAVES OUT FRONT ON SAGINAW BAY YESTERDAY. LOOKS TO BE MOSTLY ICE COVERED THIS MORNING. MARINA BASIN HAS BEEN ICE COVERED FOR A COUPLE DAYS. HAVE NOT SEEN ANYONE ON THIS NEW ICE YET, SO CONDITIONS/THICKNESS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. WE ASK THOSE USING OUR FACILITY TO ACCESS FROM BOAT LAUNCH AREA AND PLEASE STAY OFF DOCKS AND ROCKS. 

2/10/2016  WEDNESDAY

LAUNCH AREA  ICE AND SNOW COVERED.  BAY HAS SOME  ICE, WITH OPEN WATER POCKETS.  WE ARE STOPPING TRAFFIC AT BRIDGE WHILE WORKING ON MARINA PROJECTS.

2/9/2016    TUESDAY

WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AND STRONG NORTH WEST WINDS HAVE KEPT PEOPLE FROM LAUNCHING TODAY. WE HAD GOOD REPORTS, AND SOME NICE FISH WERE TAKEN OVER LAST FEW DAYS. FORECASTED COLDER TEMPS MAY CREATE SHORE ICE AND LIMIT ACCESS TO OPEN WATER.  

 2/5/2016   FRIDAY

LAUNCHING  BOATS THIS MORNING. DOCKS ARE NOT IN. FIRST BOATS BROKE THROUGH CHANNEL REFREEZE, AND IT  LOOKS LIKE PATCHES OF ICE AND OPEN WATER AS WE LOOK OUT TO THE EAST. 

2/2/2016 TUESDAY

SAGINAW BAY HAS OPEN WATER AS FAR AS WE CAN SEE.  UNABLE TO LAUNCH BOATS AT THIS TIME.  MARINA ICE THICKNESS IS UNKNOWN.   WE EXPECT RAIN AND RUNOFF TO DETERIORATE CONDITIONS RAPIDLY. BUBBLERS ARE IN USE  AROUND SOME DOCKS CREATING OPEN POCKETS.  WE ASK THOSE FISHING IN OUR BASIN TO STAY OFF THE  DOCKS AND ROCKS.  ICE CLEATS WILL RUIN OUR DOCK SURFACES.  PLEASE USE BOAT LAUNCH RAMP AREA FOR ICE FISHING  ACCESS.   

1/27/16  WEDNESDAY

WE STILL HAVE 10-20 FISHERMEN A DAY CHASING PERCH IN THE MARINA BASIN.  WE APPRECIATE THOSE THAT STOP IN AND PURCHASE MINNOWS WHEN FISHING OUR FACILITY. NOBODY GOING OUT ONTO THE BAY FROM OUR SHORELINE. YESTERDAYS LIGHT SNOW PUT ABOUT 1/2 INCH OF POWDER ON THE ICE. A DARK SPOT CONTINUES TO SHOW UP 1/2 TO 3/4 OF A MILE OUT IN FRONT OF MARINA ENTERANCE.  BAY ICE CONDITIONS ARE UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

1/14/16  THURSDAY

FISHERMEN REPORT SOME NICE PERCH BEING CAUGHT IN MARINA BASIN TODAY.  ICE OUT FRONT TRYING TO TAKE HOLD. NEED COLD WEATHER AND LIGHT WIND FOR A FEW DAYS TO SET THINGS UP.

1/12/16

A FEW FISHERMEN IN THE MARINA THIS MORNING. A COUPLE INCHES OF NEW SNOW. ICE STARTING TO FORM ON OPEN WATER OUT FRONT, BUT NOT ABLE TO ACCESS YET.  

1/07/16

FISHERMEN REPORT ABOUT 3" OF ICE  IN SOME AREAS OF MARINA BASIN. PLEASE ACCESS ICE FROM BOAT LAUNCH ONLY. DOCK BUBBLERS ARE RUNNING IN SOME AREAS SO USE CAUTION. REPORTS ARE PERCH AND PIKE BEING CAUGHT.  WE HAVE PERCH MINNOWS AT MARINA STORE AND APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS.

12/16/15  

OPEN WATER TROLLING FOCUS FOR WALLEYE IN 18'-21' DEPTHS, WITH FISH BEING CAUGHT DEEPER AND SHALLOWER AT TIMES. DEEP DIVING HUSKY JERKS #10 & #12 VERY POPULAR. SET BACKS 50'-90' MOST COMMON.  SPEED RANGE 1.2 - 1.5 SEEMS TO BE A TARGET.  SOME SMALL PERCH BEING CAUGHT IN MARINA.   MORE PERCH SHOULD MOVE IN WITH COLDER TEMPS. AN OCCASIONAL 30" PLUS NORTHERN  WILL SMACK A PERCH RIG, SO HANG ON.  MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR FROM EVERYONE AT LBMC. WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS WHEN VISITING OUR FACILITY.

 

 

9/22/15 PERCH FISHING REMAINS GOOD IN THE AREA AROUND THE SAILBOAT BUOYS (A, H, F MOST POPULAR). MOST ARE KEEPING FISH AROUND 8", WITH KICKER FISH AROUND 11-12". THE BLACK HOLE, SAGANING BAR, AND PINCONNING BAR ARE ALSO PRODUCING PERCH IN DECENT NUMBERS. LOCATION IS KEY, MOVE UNTIL YOU FIND FISH. EARLY MORNING THROUGH NOON SEEMS TO BE THE BEST TIME TO BE ON THE WATER. 7/24/15 WALLEYE ARE STILL BEING CAUGHT IN INNER BAY. THOSE WILLING TO WORK SHALLOW WATER WEED BEDS AND CLEAN BAITS OFTEN HAVE BEEN REWARDED WITH NICE CATCHES. CLEARING LURES OF WEEDS IS KEY. OPEN WATER FISHING IS STILL PRODUCING. BUOYS #1 & 2 ARE POPULAR, AS ARE THE AREAS EAST OF THE CIGAR AND WEST OF THE RED AND WHITE SPARK PLUG. SCHOOLS SEEM A BIT MORE SCATTERED. A FEW MORE PERCH SHOWING UP IN THE CLEANING STATION. MOST CAUGHT BY WALLEYE ANGLERS PULLING CRAWLERS.

6/19/15

REPORTS ARE SCATTERED ACROSS THE INNER BAY. SAIL BOAT BUOYS, SPARK PLUG, AND DEEPER WATER COUNTOURS WEST OF SHIPPING CHANNEL. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE RUNNING SPOONS BEHIND LEAD CORE, JET DIVERS, AND MINI DISKS. PRESENTATIONS RUN FAST (2.4 MPH) AND HIGH IN THE COLUMN (6-14' DOWN) WORK WELL. CRAWLERS  FISHED SLOWER AND DEEPER ARE ALSO PRODUCING FISH. WE RECOMMEND RUNNING AT LEAST ONE HIGH LINE FOR SUSPENDED FISH. PURPLE, PINK, ORANGE ARE A FEW HOT COLORS. A FEW PIKE AND STEELHEAD ARE ALSO BEING PICKED UP BY WALLEYE TROLLERS.          

5/28/15 FISHING HAS BEEN GOOD IN THE 20' AND DEEPER AREAS NEAR THE SPARK PLUG (RED & WHITE). SUSPENDED AGGRESIVE FISH BEING CAUGHT ON CRAWLERS, BODY BAITS, AND SPOONS. A FEW FISH BEING CAUGHT SHALLOWER BETWEEN MARINA AND STATE PARK. 5/10/15 TOUGH WEATHER WEEKEND, BUT FISH WERE CAUGHT BY MOST THAT VENTURED OUT EARLY SATURDAY. GOOD REPORTS FROM FRIDAY AS WELL. AS WATER WARMS UP CRAWLERS BECOME MORE POPULAR. HOT-N-TOT'S & HUSKY JERKS BEING USED BY SOME. SPOONS STARTING TO KICK IN. TROLLING SPEEDS ARE PICKING UP. 16'-22' OF WATER IS WHAT WE'RE HEARING. IT WAS FEELING LIKE LATE SPRING OR SUMMER FOR AWHILE. SOME PERCH, AND A FEW PIKE BEING CAUGHT BY THOSE FISHING THE MARINA BASIN. 5/5/15 WALLEYE ACTION PICKING UP. CRAWLERS ARE BECOMING MORE POPULAR AS SURFACE TEMPS REACH 55 DEGREES. DEPTHS VARY. STICK & CRANK BAITS TROLLED 1.5-2.0 MPH ARE TAKING FISH AS WELL. HAVE NOT SEEN MUCH ON MARINA PERCH, ALTHOUGH PEOPLE SEEM TO ENJOY TRYING.

4/22/15

WEATHER HAS KEPT FISHERMEN OFF THE WATER. SOME DID WELL PRIOR TO THE BLOW STARTING SATURDAY AFTERNOON. TODAY MORE WIND, RAIN, SNOW FLURRIES.  NO RECENT WALLEYE FISHING  REPORTS. SOME PEOPLE ARE FISHING FOR MARINA PERCH, LIMITED SUCCESS.

4/19/15 THE LAUNCH DOCKS ARE IN THE WATER. CHANNEL MARKERS ARE IN. WALLEYE ARE BEING CAUGHT USING BODY BAITS IN 10-20 FEET OF WATER. DEEP DIVING HUSKY JERKS SEEM TO BE THE FAVORITE. A FEW  FISH BEING CAUGHT ON CRAWLER HARNESSES AS WELL.  WE HAVE SEEN SOME REALLY NICE SIZE FISH BROUGHT IN THIS SPRING. MARINA PERCH ARE HIT AND MISS. GOOD LUCK. BE SAFE. WATCH FOR FLOATING DEBRIS ON SURFACE.  

                                                                   

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