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Wayne Carpenter is the owner of Xtreme Bass Tackle and Combat Fishing, and author of No Secrets on Lake St. Clair.

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The Shores Lit Up By Solar Storm

| May 11, 2024 | 0 Comments
The Shores Lit Up By Solar Storm

Many amazing images from the solar storm came from around Lake St Clair

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Lake St Clair – Clinton River Cutoff Launch Open For Business

| April 13, 2024 | 0 Comments
Lake St Clair – Clinton River Cutoff Launch Open For Business

The Clinton River Cutoff launch is finally open for business

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Weather Turnaround Good For Bassin’

| April 13, 2024 | 0 Comments
Weather Turnaround Good For Bassin’

Welcome to spring bassin’ on Lake St Clair. Let the warm weather begin!

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DNR Cutoff Launch Open?

| March 26, 2024 | 0 Comments
DNR Cutoff Launch Open?

Is it time to celebrate the long-awaited opening of the Clinton River Cutoff DNR launch?

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St. Clair Fishing Party Saturday July 30th, Open Tournament NEW!

| April 23, 2022 | 0 Comments
St. Clair Fishing Party Saturday July 30th, Open Tournament NEW!

St. Clair Fishing Party Saturday July 30th, Open Tournament brought to you by Stars And Stripes – NEW To Lake St Clair!

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Clinton River DNR Cutoff Launch Closed For Peak Season

| April 21, 2022 | 0 Comments
Clinton River DNR Cutoff Launch Closed For Peak Season

Peak bass fishing is firing up but there will be no joy at the heavily used boating access at the Clinton River Cutoff until November 2022.

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Stable Weather Pattern – Almost Smallmouth Heaven

| August 3, 2021 | 0 Comments
Stable Weather Pattern – Almost Smallmouth Heaven

Lake St. Clair smallies settle down for the summer and settle into stable bite patterns during weather like we have this week

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2021 Weekend Of All Bass Fishing Weekends!

| May 22, 2021 | 0 Comments
2021 Weekend Of All Bass Fishing Weekends!

Bass fishing on Lake St Clair this weekend should meet and exceed our expectations as the ‘main body’ spawn begins

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9 Mile Boat Launch Open Tuesday 4-6-2021

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
9 Mile Boat Launch Open Tuesday 4-6-2021

The 9 Mile ramp is open and the 2021 bass season is in full swing.

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Domka Outdoors Freshly Stocked With Xtreme Bass Tackle

| March 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Domka Outdoors Freshly Stocked With Xtreme Bass Tackle

Bass anglers can find their Xtreme Bass Tackle tubes baits now at Domka Outdoors

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Lake St Clair Mayfly Bite and Post-Spawn Tactics 2020

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lake St Clair Mayfly Bite and Post-Spawn Tactics 2020

Lake St Clair post-spawn fishing can be inconsistent, but good days can be possible with good bait selection.

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Lake St Clair Harley Ensign Launch Open With Puddles May 2020

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lake St Clair Harley Ensign Launch Open With Puddles May 2020

Lake St Clair Boat Launch Harley Ensign is a little wet, but otherwise very accessible. Puddles in May most likely rain related.

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Lake St Clair Metropark Boat Launch Closed May 22

| May 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lake St Clair Metropark Boat Launch Closed May 22

Lake St Clair Metropark temporarily closes beach and boat launch, following an undisclosed water quality incident.

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Lake St Clair Fishing Report May 13, 2020

| May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lake St Clair Fishing Report May 13, 2020

The Lake St. Clair smallmouth bite is heating up in May, as the weather begins to trend warmer.

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Lake St Clair US Boat Launch Update May 2020

| May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lake St Clair US Boat Launch Update May 2020

Lake St Clair US boat launch availability starting in May of 2020, plus some temporary rules, bathroom access and fees.

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Lake St Clair Record Water Levels Projected For May

| May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lake St Clair Record Water Levels Projected For May

Lake St. Clair 1986 water level records broken once again. Expect May to be higher yet.

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Lake St Clair 9 Mile Ramp Projected To Open May 16

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lake St Clair 9 Mile Ramp Projected To Open May 16

Rolling with the times, the city of St. Clair Shores opening of the boat ramp at 9 Mile and Jefferson is projected to come after the Governor’s stay-at-home order expires on May 15th. If you are a Michigan resident, waiting for the next bit of news about what the Governor will or won’t do, has […]

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Lake St. Clair Bass Day 1, Post Motorized Fishing Ban

| April 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lake St. Clair Bass Day 1, Post Motorized Fishing Ban

Lake St Clair bass fishing snapshot of events following the lifting of house arrest for motorized boaters in Michigan on April 24th

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