Heading out for my third venture to St. Clair. Both trips have been to Belle River...first trip memorable, 2nd trip not so much. I'd like to try some new water, and was thinking the dumping grounds. Is it realistic to troll from Belle River to the dumping grounds or would I be wasting my time? Is the dumping grounds area big enough that you could spend a whole day fishing it or is it more of a spend a half hour to an hour spot. Finally, if its worth a whole day all on its own is there a launch out that way or still best to launch at Belle River and then bomb over. Thanks for any input.
Belle River to dumping groundsneed some advice
Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:02 PM
I have only ever trolled the dumps but do want to get out casting. If you catch one fish there stay in the area there will be more.
Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:39 PM
How are water levels down there this year??
Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:52 PM
never been to St Clair. on my bucket list
what are the "dumping grounds" all about?
Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:35 PM
Thanks Mike. The first fish we got on trip one was absolutely in the middle of nowhere, so I figured it would be worth a troll over, fish it a bit, and then troll back.
dumping grounds is where they used to dump whatever they dredged up when they made the shipping channel.
Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:18 PM
its st clair............... get out and troll, cover water try some different presentations, you will get bit
Posted 10 August 2013 - 04:34 AM
the dumps is between pike cr.- puce. I would fish puce 14-16ft. the dumps are shallower no oxegeon. I have fished that area for years.. in front of puce just east is the red barn. straight out from there. best times daylight and nite time. run your baits hi at 4mph.
Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:10 AM
thanks outlaw. I had been hearing about this barn, figured I would find it when I went trolling west from belle river. Because I am quite far away, I likely won't hit the water until close to 9 am, and won't be around for night, but that's the nice thing about muskies...you can get them even in the non prime times! Here's hoping a few are interested during business hours.
Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:24 AM
the red barn is just east of puce river. try 9 dollar bass. perch wh/belly and blk perch. get a big 1
Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:01 PM
I hear bass fishing is real good at LSC. Just saying.LOL
Good luck Rog.
Posted 10 August 2013 - 12:18 PM
oh ya Brian. I see a LOT of bass out there when I'm casting. Even caught an aggressive smallie last time out, about a 3 pounder. Normally thats a nice fish to catch, but he couldn't match up to my 80lb line! Had him surfing across the top.
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