A covert affiliation has long existed between thought, film, and fish. jesuscalling… is a work of archeology, searching for the archaic site where those who called were separated from those who failed to answer.
VOICE: Frances Lemming
FISHING REPORT: Jan Allen
There is a thought. It drifts emptily through space and time without mooring, or
affiliations of any kind. It is a thought without a subject, a thought without a subjectivity. It does
not yet take material form. The thought wants to speak through someone. It wants to possess a
consciousness. It calls out. It attracts subjects, provisional subjects, and experiments with them.
I am passing by. I hear the thought. I understand the dialect. The thought calls out
forcefully to me. I am curious, but suspicious. I’m not that easy. The thought needs somebody,
but it seems to want me. At least that’s what I choose to believe. I am flattered. Little by little, I
am able to decipher the thought’s material parts. I come to know it. I am here, still an object to
the thought. It has me, before I have it. I am its voice, like a small-time prophet. I speak of the
thought at the same time that the thought speaks through me. I struggle for control. I may or
may not pass through to the next stage.
I’m still not sure that I like this thought. Not because it says things with which I disagree,
or with which I do not wish to be associated. I don’t really care about those things. At least not
There is a film. It drifts emptily through space and time without mooring, or affiliations of
any kind. It is a film without a subject, a film without a subjectivity. It does not yet take material
form. The film wants to speak through someone. It wants to possess a consciousness. It calls
out. It attracts subjects, provisional subjects, and experiments with them.
I am passing by. I hear the film. I understand the dialect. The film calls out forcefully to
me. I am curious, but suspicious. I’m not that easy. The film needs somebody, but it seems to
want me. At least that’s what I choose to believe. I am flattered. Little by little, I am able to
decipher the film’s material parts. I come to know it. I am here, still an object to the film. It has
me, before I have it. I am its voice, like a small-time prophet. I speak of the film at the same time
that the film speaks through me. I struggle for control. I may or may not pass through to the next
I’m still not sure that I like this film. Not because it says things with which I disagree, or
with which I do not wish to be associated. I don’t really care about those things. At least not yet.
… Strong winds and cooler weather have hampered fishing conditions around Michigan the
entire area. Continued rain showers and cool temperatures are still needed to push more
salmon into the river systems, the state Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday in its
weekly fishing report.
Southeastern Lower Peninsula
In Lake Erie, fishing has been slow due to the recent heavy winds. Perch have been caught
off Bolles Harbor near buoys E and C as well as areas near Stony Point and the River Raisin
channel. Walleye activity has been slow. Anglers have had luck in Brest Bay while trolling with
spoons and Dipsy Divers between 20 and 24 feet of water. Some limit catches were reported
around the River Raisin channel while jigging spoons. Bass anglers had little luck as water
temperatures haven’t dropped low enough to push large numbers of bass along the shorelines.
In the Huron River, steelhead fishing has been fair. Most have been caught using wax worms on
a small jig or using spawn.
Perch fishing on the Detroit Upshwaw River has been good. Anglers have caught good
numbers on the southeast side of Celeron Island using perch rigs tipped with shiner minnows.
Other good spots have been around Hennepin Point in waters 18 feet deep, and on the north
end of Stony Island in Dunbar & Sullivan Bay in waters 5 feet deep. Walleye have been caught
in the lower end of the river near Horse Island Flats. Another good area has been near the
Wyandotte boat launch. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good when fishing around any
structure along the river and in the shipping channels.
In Lake St. Clair, perch fishing has been good all along the west side of the lake, anywhere
from the Delphine Channel up to Point Huron in waters 10 to 17 feet deep. The best results
have come from fishing the shallows in the morning and the deeper water in the evening. Those
targeting smallmouth bass have had the best results near the 9 Mile Tower. Musky fishing has
been good along the south shore of the lake and near the mouth of the Detroit River.
Fishing has been slow on most inland lakes. Some nice catches of bluegill and trout have
been reported. With water temperatures dropping, the fish are starting to come back in from
deeper waters. Largemouth bass are starting to move up the dropoffs.
In Saginaw Bay, the recent cold front and strong northeast winds slowed fishing and kept
anglers ashore. Perch fishing has been fair to good all along the shipping channel and around
Spoils Island. Those targeting crappie have had success using tube jigs around Sand Point.
Several nice catches have been reported. Pier anglers have been fishing the piers at Caseville
for perch with little success. The cooler weather should help get them going. Anglers reported
several nice catches of largemouth bass in the Sebewaing River after high winds kept them out
of the bay.
Southwestern Lower Peninsula
On the St. Joe River, fishing has been slow, the DNR reported. Near Berrien Springs,
anglers have caught salmon using crank baits and spawn. Boat anglers have done much better
than shore anglers. Try targeting the deeper pools and runs. On Paw Paw Lake, pike fishing is
good. Most anglers have had the best success drifting crawlers or shiners in waters 15 to 20
feet deep. Light numbers of walleye have been caught while drifting crawlers.
In the Kalamazoo River, good numbers of salmon have been caught. In Lake Macatawa,
good numbers of bluegill have been caught near Collin Park on wax worms. Walleye fishing has
been good. Anglers have had the best luck while jigging spoons on the west end of the lake.
In Holland, fishing was slow. Shore anglers caught a few salmon and steelhead off the pier
during the morning hours. Boat anglers trolling the lake had little success. A few freshwater
drum were caught off the pier.
On the Grand River in Grand Rapids, good numbers of chinook and brown trout have been
reported. Spawn, spinners and spoons have worked well. The specks are starting to show up in
the river, with the best catches being taken near Millennium Park, Riverside Park and Felix
Bayou. Light numbers of walleye and steelhead have been caught as well. Closer to Lansing,
walleye have been caught below the North Lansing Dam and the Moores Park Dam. They seem
to be hitting best on crawlers off the bottom. Channel catfish have been hitting good on leeches
On Reed’s Lake, crappie and bluegill are being caught near the sunken island. Pike have
been caught on sucker minnows in 5 to 15 feet of water. On the Rogue River, chinook and
brown trout are being caught. On Big Wabbis Lake and Campau Lake, a few bluegill, crappie
and perch have been caught.
Near Muskegon, boats are trolling for chinook and steelhead around the pier heads using
bombers, Rapalas or spoons. In deeper water, a few small chinook have been caught 30 to 60
feet down in waters 100 to 120 feet deep. On Muskegon Lake, bluegill have been hitting on wax
worms in the weed beds. Walleye can be found in the northeast corner of the lake. Try trolling
crank baits in the evening hours. In the Muskegon River, the salmon are just starting to show up
on the gravel to spawn. There are quite a few in the river right now but are holding in the deeper
holes. Not many steelhead have been caught, but once the salmon are all on the gravel they
are sure to follow.
Northeastern Lower Peninsula
In Rogers City, fishing pressure has been low, the DNR said. Temperatures have cooled
down but haven’t seemed to help the salmon run. A few anglers have caught salmon along with
a few brown trout while fishing from the break wall and marina docks. Try casting bombers,
Rapalas, Cleos or spawn. No real activity at Presque Isle. Boat anglers have had luck near
Forty Mile Point in waters 60 to 100 feet deep. Fishing was slow at Black Lake…. (fade out).