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LSC help springtime

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As I mentioned in my introduction I am hoping to go to LSC this spring. I have several questions so I will start with two of them here.

1. I know it depends on weather and especially how the weather is in April. Assuming a "normal" spring is May the month I want to be there?

2. It appears I will be by myself. Which boat ramp would be the most friendly for solo unloading and loading. Specifically concerned about tying to a dock and not getting my boat beat up. Also having multiple docks so as to not tie up the whole ramp while parking and retrieving the truck/trailer. 

3. I will add a third. I assume the NW quadrant of the lake to be most likely area to fish. Recommend some places to stay that are boat friendly and I won't have to mortgage my house to afford.

Thanks,

Ronnie

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Detroit river to anchor bay can all be good in May.

 

All the launches are pretty good.  Generally takes them a while to get Crocker road dnr launch cleaned up.  Can be June.

 

Best launch for the mile roads and southern part of the lake is 9 mile road.  It’ll cost you $15.  I launch almost exclusively at 9 mile in the spring.  It’s a bit of a walk from the ramp to the parking lot, but it’s safe and puts you right at the bottom of the mile roads.

 

Best launch on the lake is Harley Ensign.  You can access anchor bay and top end of mile roads easily from there.  Selfridge ramp puts you in the middle of anchor bay.  Selfridge, Crocker, and Harley are all DNR Ramps.  I launch solo at all these Ramps with no problem.

 

watch this site to see where the mud is —> https://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/modis.php?region=e&page=1

 

avoid the mud if you can.

 

east and northeast winds are bad.  Anything over 10-12mph from the east is tough to fish and stay dry.  If the forecast says 5-10 mph winds, add the two numbers lol.

 

there aren’t many places to stay near the launches.  My advice would be to get north of m59.   This site may help with recommendations —> http://www.***.net/showthread.php?t=101989

 

bassresource blocks the site when you put it in a post.  B b c b o a r d s .net.  Look for the Michigan forum.  There’s a post on top with lodging comments.

 

 

 

 

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Thank you Hollada for the info. I am a member of the other site and will be asking questions there also. I don't quite get the site for "where the mud is" but will look into it some more. 

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Satellite view of lake st Clair and Erie.  Can give you a good view of the water conditions and help determine where to fish.  Eg if anchor bay is all mud don’t bother.

 

the attached image is from May 7 of 2018 for example

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Makes sense now. When I tried to open link it was so fuzzy I couldn't see what it was. Obviously I did not give it enough time. Thanks!

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Muscamoot Bay is on fire during the latter part of May into early June.  I have no boat so I throw on my waders and have at it.  I've been fishing that spot for 20 years and it's a highly productive area.  I've had days where it was one after another non-stop all day.

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Wow a lot of valuable information. I live In the port Huron area and have fished LSC multiple times with no luck. Hopefully this year I get on a few. What kind of patterns do you look for in early spring? What’s usually the earliest you start going out and start getting bites?

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I’m usually on the lake early in April.  As soon as the ice clears and the weather is fishable.  Patterns tend to align to water temps.  Blade baits and traps until water is around 50, then jerks, tubes, Ned rigs till water hits 60 then looking for fish on beds and either dragging a tube, Ned, or dropshot.  After the spawn the mayfly hatch hits and topwater comes to life.  

 

From June through October I’ll have a Ned, dropshot, swimbait, crank, tube, spybait, and topwater rigged and on deck or close by.

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On 2/11/2019 at 11:28 PM, Hollada said:

I’m usually on the lake early in April.  As soon as the ice clears and the weather is fishable.  Patterns tend to align to water temps.  Blade baits and traps until water is around 50, then jerks, tubes, Ned rigs till water hits 60 then looking for fish on beds and either dragging a tube, Ned, or dropshot.  After the spawn the mayfly hatch hits and topwater comes to life.  

 

From June through October I’ll have a Ned, dropshot, swimbait, crank, tube, spybait, and topwater rigged and on deck or close by.

I dont know how many times I've been schooled by Varitek in the spring on a XR50. I'd have something plastic on, tube, ned rig, hula grub and he would outfish me 5 fish to 1. I learned to throw the lipless in the spring.

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