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July 2003

Saginaw Bay

Saginaw Bay - West Shore


The Riverís Edge (989-876-6488) as of the 1st week in July reports fishing good. Nice walleye are being caught off the mouth of the AuGres River and as far down into Saginaw Bay. For current fishing report on the AuGres area call the store.

Stop at the Riverís Edge for your live bait, gas and party good supplies. Look for the BP sign.


The Charbonneau Restaurant is a landmark in Pinconning. Opened in 1972 by Henry and Ellen Charbonneau, Ellenís original recipes are used to this day. Their broasted chicken is excellent. Breakfast buffet daily. Friday and Saturday smorgasbord, crab legs, frog legs, peel and eat shrimp, choice rib eye steak, fried shrimp and clams, baked or fried cod, crab meat, smelt, Swiss steak and of course, broasted chicken. Special senior prices. 4761 M-13, 8 miles from Standish, 1 mile from Pinconning. Itís well worth the drive from Standish. Take outs available. Mike and Lou Ann, owners. Phone 1-989-879-7970.

Charbonneau Restaurant in Oscoda is also part of the family and serves the same fine quality meals. Kevin and Sue, owners. Phone 1-989-739-5230. Henry, the founder can be visited at the Oscoda restaurant daily.

At Charbonneauís...Not only is Mike OíDell co-owner of the restaurant, but also a marine radio expert technician and known throughout the area. Rel and Galaxy radios on display along with service.

Ancelís Bait and Tackle (989-846-6703) One of the most complete fishing and hunting shops in the area. With the fishing season in full swing, walleye are hitting good in Saginaw Bay, weather permitting.  Ancelís has the most complete stock of Hot Ďn Tots in the area. Ron invites hunters to stop by and view his hunting display from archery to guns and needed accessories. Over 600 guns on display including a grand display of archery from bows to crossbows, arrows, hunting knives, etc. along with good selection of necessary camping gear,  ammo, gun cabinets, scopes, gun cases. Ancelís is a one stop fishing & hunting shop with the lowest prices in the Saginaw Valley area with personalized expert advice and service. Off the I-75 X-way take Exit 188 to Pinconning and watch for the Citgo Gas Station, thatís Ancelís.

Not only has Wilsonís Cheese Shoppe the finest assortment of cheese available, but a full service supermarket of deli goods from pickles to lunch meats. Liquor, beer, wines, fresh baked goods, an assortment of tasty breads, pastries, pies, spices, pickles, crafts, relishes, smoked fish and sausage, you name it, including ice cream. Everything to satisfy even the most discriminating gourmet. A landmark in Pinconning, the real-looking mouse nibbling on a cheese wedge has brought many a smile to visiting youngsterís faces. Phone 989-879-2002. New proud owners, twins Keith and Kim Knochel invite fishermen to come in for free samples of their fine cheese. Although successful farmers in the area, the boys always had a dream to be in the cheese business. A dream now fulfilled.

For a current Saginaw fishing report call  the Linwood Party Store at 989-697-3825.

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