Lake St. Clair SMALLIES

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NWS

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Thought you bass fisherman might like to see some smallmouth pictures. My brother (native Ga) married a Michigan lady years ago and lives about a stones throw from LSC. He and his buddy get out once or more a week on the Lake in the spring and summer. They are catching a lot of nice smallies and a few scattered walleyes. Here are some pics of some good yankee fish. Wish I was up there with him!!!
 

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I read the title as Lake Sinclair, and thought? Then I saw the size of those Smallies, and was even more confused. Made sense once I correctly read the title. :LOL:

Those are some really nice Smallies. As a kid, i used to catch them in Lake Erie. They are so much fun.
 
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NCHillbilly

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Nice fish! That looks like it used to be on Fontana and other lakes here in western NC until some folks decided that we needed spotted bass and bluebacks....
 

ghadarits

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Those are some nice fish!!
Every serious bass fisherman needs to experience northern smallies at least once. Its a completely different ballgame. In my experience they are a lot more catchable than southern smallies, spots or large mouth. No matter that they are easier to catch they still really pull hard.
 
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My brother is very fortunate to live about 1/2 mile from Lake St Clair and his best friend keeps a boat at the marina there in St Clair Shores. They can be on the lake and fishing in about 15 minutes. There latest trip on Friday only was for a few hours. They caught 8 or so Smallmouth and everyone was 3 to over 4 lbs. All on jigs. Lots of people drive a couple hundred miles north to get on Northern MI / UP & WI LAKES but the fishing is world class right there on Lake St Clair just north of Detroit. Although my brother is a GA native he enjoys the fishing there but always gets down here for his GA Deer Hunting. GA is still alive in his blood.
 
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Brother & his fish in’ buddy went out mid morning today for about 3 hours. He caught 16 lbs and his buddy got about 10 lbs on about a dozen or so smallies. All on jigs in 8 to 12 fow. All released.
 

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Yes there are a lot of muskies in there including some 50+ inch monsters. Most are caught trolling. They get a few follow ups every now & then. My brother always takes his musky rod and a few musky plugs for casting but he says it’s really difficult to keep casting for muskies when his buddy is reeling in 3 and 4 pound smallmouths one after another. Ha ha
 
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