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So this Wednesday it is supposed to be 56 degrees in the Great Lake State. The warmest it has been in weeks.  I have picked a lake to fish with my 14 ft mirror craft. One I’ve never been to between lansing and st.johns.  From what I have researched on this small  50ish acre lake.  The water clarity is usually stained to muddy with a 16-18 foot hole just off a point on the western shore.  The rest of it is 5-10 feet deep.  The outside from google earth looks like it is ringed by dense vegetation in the summer time.  There is also a creek that enters from the south west and exits in north east.  Also, another creek enters on the east from another smaller lake.

 

first thought is to fish where the two creeks enter the lake.  2nd would be the 16-18 inch hole.  Thirdly just fish out side the weeds that rim the lake.  

 

I do have bright colored 3/8 spinner baits, shallow diving, medium diving, and deep diving creeks.  Only thing I really don’t have is bright colored plastics.  I have some but, most of it green pumpkin, Black/Blue, and other natural stuff. Would Texas rigging a blue and black Christie critter work this time of the year? 

 

Three other ideas come to my head are slow rolling the spinner baits and cranks around the creeks,  maybe throwing a wacky rig around the creeks and deep hole. I figure the creeks and deeper hole will be the warmest along where opposite side of the lake the wind is blowing from.

 

how does this sound? 

 

I have done a lot of fishing just not specifically for bass in lakes. 

 

 

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First, I would check The MIch. DNR site as to the regs.

about opening day on inland lakes as I believe it isn't until this week-end and possibly later. 

If all is well for this Wed, I would concentrate on the point, position your boat shallow and cast deep working your bait up the drop. If you contact fish, target that depth as others will likely be using the same depth range. Another possibility is the area where the creek on the east enters, especially if it enters near the northeast. With the cold weather we've been experiencing, cold water runoff would make that a poor choice.  On the other hand, if the adjoining lake is shallower or smaller, the run-off from it via the other creek would be warmer and that area could have the warmest water in the lake.

Let us know how you do.

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41 minutes ago, papajoe222 said:

First, I would check The MIch. DNR site as to the regs.

about opening day on inland lakes as I believe it isn't until this week-end and possibly later. 

If all is well for this Wed, I would concentrate on the point, position your boat shallow and cast deep working your bait up the drop. If you contact fish, target that depth as others will likely be using the same depth range. Another possibility is the area where the creek on the east enters, especially if it enters near the northeast. With the cold weather we've been experiencing, cold water runoff would make that a poor choice.  On the other hand, if the adjoining lake is shallower or smaller, the run-off from it via the other creek would be warmer and that area could have the warmest water in the lake.

Let us know how you do.

Papajoe Michigan got rid of the closed season several years back so you can catch and release bass in Michigan year round if you want to.

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1 hour ago, Fishin' Fool said:

Papajoe Michigan got rid of the closed season several years back so you can catch and release bass in Michigan year round if you want to.

Great. I was going up in mid-April to fish for walleye on the big lake, but seeing as there is no longer a closed season, I can fish Muskegon too.

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4 hours ago, papajoe222 said:

Great. I was going up in mid-April to fish for walleye on the big lake, but seeing as there is no longer a closed season, I can fish Muskegon too.

Only place you can not C and R bass during the closed walleye and northern season is on the Saginaw river and it’s tributaries m IE tittabawassee(below Sanford), bad river, flint, Shiawassee ( in Saginaw county) and the cass river.  Actually you can but, only allowed live bait with no beads or spinners. 

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9 hours ago, papajoe222 said:

Great. I was going up in mid-April to fish for walleye on the big lake, but seeing as there is no longer a closed season, I can fish Muskegon too.

Let me restate that they got rid of the open season for catch and release for bass only. I'm not sure about the walleye regulations.  But you definitely can go fish Muskegon Lk for bass tmrw if you want. In fact I've got a buddy that has already been out to Lk St Clair 3 times and I don't think the water temps are even 40 degrees yet.

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