Saginaw Bay Walleye Fishing on the Edventure in Linwood, Michigan
West Coast Sportfishing Charters, is a Michigan Fishing service located Linwood, MI. We are here because Saginaw Bay offers some of the best walleye fishing to be found in Michigan. Enjoy fishing aboard our 29' Cruisers... outfitted for serious fishing and maximum safety & comfort!!! We are a member in good standing in the Michigan Charter Boat Association (MCBA)
5/9/2013 Steve, Wes, and Barry fished with us today and caught their limit. After we went to the Village Inn for the Catch and Cook program and
we ate the Cajun beer batter, the baked with lemonpepper and the breaded walleye with lemon pepper.
5/5/2013 Matt,Janet and I caught our limit today, and then went to the Village Inn to eat them.
6/16/2012 Terry brought his family out, and they caught this nice bunch along with a couple jumbo perch.
6/15/2012 Andy, Joel, and Al caught these fish. The bigs ones started biting around 11am.
6/14/2012 Cargill sponsored an outing with farmers in the state and they fished with me and other captains out of this port. We had fun this afternoon catching our limit.
6/14/2012 Cindy works for Cargill, and she was lucky enough to catch this 3 ppound brown trout today while fishing for walleye.
6/13/2012 Bob Bishop set up a family outing for walleye, and they reeled for about 5 hours continuously.
6/10/2012 The Gareiss's.
6/9/2012 Paul and Sarah fished with their good friends from chicago. The trip was a retirement gift from Paul's co-workers.
6/5/2012 Dave Muck caught this huge eleven pound walleye and took it home to mount today. This will really start bringing the fisherman into the bay after I post this on Michigan-Sportsman.
6/5/2012 Dave Muck's 31 inch, eleven pound walleye.
5/26/2012 Look at the nice pike we caught today in 5 feet of water in the bay.
5/26/2012 Jeff Randall, his son and a friend fished today and caught this nice stringer of fish.
5/24/2012 Cian Quinn and his fiance, Alex caught their limit.
5/19/2012 Scott Reister set up this charter to celebrate the upcoming marriage of one of his good friends. They had a good time catching fish and they made a great bowl of chili which they shared wsith me afterwards.
5/12/2012 We are starting to catch limits of fish on the bay now. Check out this 5 person limit (25 fish) we caught today.
4/12/2012 The fishing is a lot more consistent in Saginaw Bay than the past couple weeks. It has been getting better each day, and we caught our first tagged fish of the season. That means all the fish that we up the river spawning are now coming into the bay.
Check out these trophy fish. This is the time to catch big tagged fish. But you better dress warm, as the early mornings and late evenings are a bit nippy. We started fishing at 7pm tonmight and pulled lines at 8:30. We caught 4 fish out of the 5 bites we had. We lost the first right at the back of the boat. Click the link below if you like this web page.
3/25/2012 Janet with her first walleye. Some fish are finished spawning and are just getting started. It will be a very hot spring this year.
3/15/2012 Joel and his brother fished on the bay in my 20 foot fishing boat fully equipped for walleye. They caught their limit, just look at the size of these fish.
3/10/2012 Nick and I went out to to get the Tracker ready for the bay and found some fish in close. We caught three 5 pound walleye late this afternoon
2/26/2012 John, Nick and I went out fishing on the tracker (in the background). We caught a lot of fish today on Saginaw River. Some of them were really big fish. Here are the 15 fish we kept.
7/2/2011 Terry, Adam and Brennan fished and we found a school of big fish about 8 miles out. We lost a few big ones - like Walter. The fish are biting good right now. It is like the middle of June as far as walleye fishing goes. This is the best time to fish.
6/26/2011 Erik and his friends came out in the morning to fish and we caught a few right away, tehn the fish stopped biting for awhile, so we moved further North and found some that wanted to bite again. We lost a couple of real nice fish right at the back of the boat. The line broke on one, and the other got in the slack water behind the transom and got off.
6/25/2011 Joe Swark and his family had a great day on the lake despite the windy weather. We rescheduled for the afternoon and had a lot of fun catching these until the wind switched to the east and the fish stopped biting.
6/7/2011 Brian, Al, Luke and Cody joined me for a great day of fishing walleye on Saginaw Bay. They are pictured here with their limit, and are hoping to come back for the salmon fishing in Manistee in August.
Check out this fish caught in Saginaw Bay on 5/6/2011. The water is warming up anbd the big fish
are in shallow looking for food after they finished spawning up the river. If you want to catch one of these
now is the time to come fishing. I am taking clients out for an evening fish on my 20 foot boat right now.
The cost is $200 for 2 people and we leave the dock at 5 pm, and return around 9pm.
Nick and I entered a tournament this past weekend. We weighed in on Saturday with 16.29 pounds of walleye. We also caught this brown trout in 13 fow which didn't count to the total weight as the tournament was specifically for walleye.. What a beautiful fish.
5/23/10 Betty and Mike caught their limit while fishing with Capt Dick and I today. We teamed up to take people out fishing while my boat is undergoing a repair this past week.
5/20/10 pm Paul and Don fished with Capt Dick and I this evening. We landed these walleye in Saginaw Bay. They went home with their limit.
4/18/10 Jim and Nick fished with me this morning. We had to throw some fish back because they were biting while we were reeling in our lines to put our rods away.
7/11/09We started early today, because it was supposed to be very windy in the afternoon. Pink was the hot color again, and these Army veterans caught their limit out next to the 3 fingers near buoy 1.
7/3/09Today we fishing out by the shipping channel of Saginaw Bay. We had a stiff west wind blowing 15 knots that produced 4foot waves. We caught 14 keepers, a few shorties, and a sheepshead. Mostly the fish came on a pink blade with white and black spots. The motor started backffiring on the trip to port, and we idled in, but not before Capt Dick pulled up alongside and the group transfered 10 cold refreshments (beer) to our boat. They tossed them across the 10 foot gap into our net which Eric was proficient with. That was the catch of the day.
Bauer's 6/28/2009 walleye fishing trip on Saginaw BayHunter, Shannon and Jeff, Jason, Michelle and Dennis came out fishing in 3 foot waves this morning as part of a charter trip I dontated to hands of hope at Covenant Healthcare. Nick and I set lines and we started catching fish out near #1 buoy in Saginaw Bay. We had 21 walleye when the wind starting blowing hard. We decided to quit as we didn't want to have a 2 hour boat ride back to the dock against 6 foot waves. The small craft advisory was put into effect by the time we arrived back at the dock.
Bob Sauve's family 6/27/2009 pm walleye fishing trip on Saginaw BayBobby, Paul and Mark got to my dock at 3pm expecting me to hop on the boat and start fishing and get done early. I turned the key and the boat was dead. No power anywhere. It turned out after 90 minutes of troubleshooting that the problem was a 50amp circuit breaker had gone bad. I replaced it and off we went to buoy #1. There we picked up our limit in about 2 hours and we caught that 11 pound catfish that qualifies them for a master angler patch.
Covenant's 6/27/2009 am walleye fishing trip on Saginaw BayRhonda and her son, Tom and Karen, Rod and Cody joined up at the Covenant work perks for a great day on the bay. The wind was light and variable, and there were virtually no waves except for other boats, which stayed away from us. We caught a 6 man limit in just under 4 hours, with both Nick and I working the rods. The bite was constant and we probably only had all the lines in the water for 10 minutes total during the morning. I hear there was a hatch that afternoon, but we had finished before the bugs hatched and got back into port early.
6/21/2009 Chris and Andy fished with me in 25 fow by the number 1 buoy in Saginaw Bay. The best harness was any color bead with a white #4 blade (back and front were both white). #2 producer was pink with a white back and white stripe in middle with black dots in white stripe. #3 was white beads with a orange blade (back and front). 1 oz at 45 feet, 2oz at 35 feet, 3 oz at 23 feet all produced equally. We took 25 on Saturday, and 15 on Sunday. We stopped when we hit our limit for the number of people on board each day. Both days, we had to throw keepers back because as we reeled in lines, fish were still biting. The color is really important, they hit an occasional fire tiger, but if white or pink was involved, the fish inhaled the bait. Today we were done before the sun broke through the clouds. Yesterday it was the same colors early, but as soon as the sun came out almost anything was taking fish. We were pulling lines and throwing fish back that hit after our last fish.
6/20/2009Tom and Jill, Matt, and Bobby fished with me this morning. We left the dock about 6:30am just before the walleye tournament was scheduled to start. A bunch of speedboats passed us while we went to our location to fish. Check out the pictures. It was overcast most of the morning, but the fish cooperated pretty good as you can see by the board holding our catch. We kept 25 fish, and caught 3 more as we were pulling lines. They will be back this summer to fish again.
6/13/09 Some members of the moose club fished with us today. Mike caught a 14 pound sheepshead. Just a huge old thing. They also caught 2 catfish, 14 walleye, and several white bass. I got off to a slow start, but mived to a good spot within an hour, but by that time I was already 8 fish behind the other boat that carried the other half of the group. The weather was warm, and the fish are really starting to bite good now. For several hours straight, all I did was reset lines from the bites we were getting.
6/12/09 The Schroeder's fished with us today. We caught 14 walleye, 1 perch and a couple 8 pound catfish. What a beautiful day it was, and the water is getting warmer now and fishing is starting to heat up. 5/23/09 We only had a few hours to fish, and caught 5 fish this morning. We pulled lines to head in for a wedding at 9:30an. I got a call from Dick Donovan (Adventure1 Charters) and talked to Jay (Strikezone Charters) a little bit later (11am) who both said the fishing turned on about 10am. Wish I could have stayed another hour.
5/16/09 We caught 10 fish this morning. It was cold out there, with a 20 knot breeze, and 50 degrees, the chill was freezing my hands early in the morning.
Saginaw Bay temperatures are in the 50's now after the warm weekend. Check out this walleye limit (below) we caught in 17 fow trolling crawler harness's at 1.4 mph. Put out you harness 40 feet back with a 1.5 or 2 ounce weight at that speed. The hot color today was green blades, with a diagonal chartreuse strip.
On Saturday, April 18th, I couldn't get out early as planned, but I did make it out walleye fishing out of Linwood Beach Marina about 4pm. I headed south and started trolling in 13 fow about half way to the Kawkawlin river mouth. We trolled south without success for 30 minutes, then we trolled west directly into the wind, and picked up our first walleye on a orange crawler harness with a one ounce bottom bouncer, trolling at 1 mph. We marked the spot and trolled for another five minutes and turned around. The wind changed from the west to NE and started blowing about 20 - 30 knots. We pulled lines and headed to port. I talked with a buddy who was out there in that vicinity from 9am - 4pm and he pulled in 10 fish using crawler harness's and husky jerks in 14 fow. I passed him in the parking lot - he was leaving as I was arriving. I was checking out the weather report and it is going to be breezy and we will get some rain showers the next few days, but the long range forecast looks good for next weekend. I hope to be out there then.
Click on the Weather to find out the temperature each of the next 10 days for the Linwood area.
The NOAA forecast link is to find out the marine forecast (wind direction and wave height) for the next 5 days. Be sure to check with me within 48 hours before your trip for the most accurate weather updates - Call me on my cell 989-928-2810.
I have seen it change as weather fronts get delayed or stay further south or north than anticipated.
To find directions from Mapquest, click on the Directions button. Zoom out to find Linwood. The boat is in slip J12, located at Linwood Beach Marina, 135 S. Linwood Beach, Linwood, Michigan, USA 48634.
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