Lake St.Clair and smallmouth go together like peanut butter and jam. There simply is no place in the country so close to an urban center that can produce the quality and quantity of bass like this area does. The distinct geological and climatic conditions that are prevalent in this part of the country come togther to produce a fishery that is so prolific, that even the locals continue to be amazed by the numbers and size of not only bass, but of all species of fish that call this lake home.
Lake St.Clair has a great population of largemouth bass as well, although they take a back seat in popularity to smallmouth. A good portion of St.Clair is wetland and marsh, especially on the east side, and these areas hold good numbers of these green monsters. Typical shallow water largemouth techniques work best, especially flipping, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. Smallmouth usually dominate tournaments in this area, but Jon will sometimes target largemouth because most people won't bother with them. If you just want to become a better largemouth fisherman, booking a day with Jon would be very beneficial.
Just about the time the walleye season starts winding down, the white bass move into the river out of Erie. This is one of the most outstanding, yet underutilized fishing opportunities in the river. Anglers visiting around the end of May to early June can expect to catch white bass by the hundreds. They are ferocious feeders, often striking full size bass baits. They can be found from the surface down to 40 ft or more and closely resemble striped bass in body shape and feeding style. For anglers new to the sport, they are a great fish to target in thatthey will keep your interest.