With so much focus on the main lake there might be other fishable water in play. Why is that? The early reports we have seen from the water. Mark Zona reported seeing big 25- 30-foot bowlders turning around at the entrance to Lake St. Clair from the Metro Park. In practice came reports from the anglers about being unable to cross the lake. The guys here in the Media Trailer coming off the lake say the same thing.
The official rules for the AOY championship say the tournament waters will be all rivers, creeks and canals connected to Lake St. Clair. Anglers will not be allowed to travel south of the Ambassador Bridge in downtown Detroit. Further south is where the river empties into Lake Erie. Further north, the St. Clair River will be open to fishing south of the 1-94 bridge. That is where Lake Huron connects with the river. Anglers also have access to the Black River until it meets I-94. The Black is a tributary of the St. Clair River.
That is a lot of water and it’s loaded with fish. His name shall remain anonymous, but one angler caught a 7-pound largemouth in one of those “other” areas. The only hitch is the south wind, which makes the St. Clair River very treacherous. The reason why is the river topographically runs north and south. The strong southerly flowing current out of Lake Huron collides with the northerly blowing wind that is coming from the south. When those worlds collide it creates a wind-blown countercurrent.