The Catch

Walleye in Saginaw Bay

saginaw bay walleye charter fishing

There’s no other body of water in North America that puts on a year round, world class walleye fishery like Saginaw Bay. The shimmering waters of the outer Saginaw Bay around the Charity Islands, off Point Au Gres and out of Bay City are truly hawg’ walleye heaven from April all the way through summer. The Inner-Bay also produces world class walleye fishing as well during the spring and summer. These hot walleye fishing areas are within easy striking distance from Bay City, Michigan – our base of operations for our Saginaw Bay Walleye fishing charters.

Big Walleye | Limit Catches

The concentrations of walleye in this area are truly world class. In fact many anglers, including Captain Scott Devuyst, consider Saginaw Bay to be the Walleye Capital of the World these days. Limit catches are considered normal on Saginaw Bay. The catch typically consists of a good mixture of smaller eating sized fish , medium sized chunkers, and big lunkers for the perfect combination of walleye fishing utopia.
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Healthy Walleye fishery in Saginaw Bay

There have been many astronomically high, successive, walleye hatches on Saginaw Bay in recent years, which has really bumped up walleye recruitment in The Bay to all time high proportions. Saginaw Bay now has a 100% wild, naturally reproducing walleye fishery that has literally exploded over the last decade. In fact walleye reproduction has been so high that the DNR hasn’t needed to stock walleyes supplementally in many years. Right now there are more walleyes in the Bay than ever before. The fishery has come on so strong in recent years that lunkers are considered fairly common at times.
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For a number of years, we’ve limited out on many of our Saginaw Bay walleye charters, however since full-day charters are allowed to catch and release fish, we actually average more walleyes per trip than the state allowed limit of five walleyes per angler. The fishing prospects look great again for this year too, so don’t miss out. Our Saginaw Bay trips out of Bay City are the most popular charters on our schedule so please book early. Open Air Mavericks main technique is trolling with Walleye Spoons, crankbaits and spinner/crawler rigs pulled mostly behind in-line planer boards, however other techniques are also used on some occasions.

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Open Air Mavericks
1939 W Stewart Rd
Midland MI 48640
Phone: 989-545-9702