With the ice breakup in late March comes the excitement of early spring fishing. The water is still cold and it gives the angler an advantage for finding trout, salmon or steelhead. The fish seek the warm water of the stream runoff and are close to shore. Shallow water fishing is most productive.
Most fishing tournaments are run in May and early June. As the water warms, the big fish go deep and offshore. By late June the perch start coming in. Perch populations have grown in recent years. The DNR reports that the Sanilac area has been an anomaly for perch count.
Perch fishing in the past couple of years has stayed strong right into the fall when the salmon and trout run. The fall months bring the spawning season. Brown trout are frequently caught near streams and harbor entrances.
In September and October of 2008, the DNR expanded their fish plantings out of Port Sanilac. A fish count completed at that time showed a good cross section of species in the twenty to forty foot depth contour.
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Port Sanilac, MI 48469