09-23-2015 Southern Lake Huron Fishing Report

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Captains Ken and Janice Deaton Report from Harbor Beach Some Lake Trout are being taken North of the harbor in the 100 to 120 foot of water areas. Try some dodgers with spin and glows right down on the bottom for best results. Spoons off the downriggers as well, but dig the bottom with the dodgers for best results. Try for the Steelhead around the color lines using bright colored spoons off of the boards. You might want to try casting some small body baits off the wall for some walleye in the late evening hours. Perch colors should work good for you. A few Perch have been being taken inside the harbor, they are on the small side, but they will entertain the kids and adults too. Next year I think we might have some nice size perch to fish for if the winter is nice to us. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI 810-542-0426 www.jlyncharters.com … [Read more...]

09-21-2015 Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Report

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The season is coming to a close for the charter service; however the fishing continues to be very good in the 90 to 120 foot depth. The last couple of weeks produced some days of high winds and waves. During the blows the water temperature dropped for a day but then the warm water flowed back in and we had 68 degree water again. During the day or two of cooler water, a few salmon did show up at the piers but with the return of the warm water, they either moved up the river or moved back off shore. The fishing off shore is still very good with creel numbers in the teens and 4 to 6 “silver fish” in the catch each day. The last week our catch had more Coho and steelhead than Chinook salmon. The salmon and steelhead were caught on 100 to 200 copper with stingray size spoons (mixed veggie and mixed veggie UV) and on the high divers with Live Wire and Mixed Veggie Pro Troll with Oceana UV flies at 180 foot and 200 foot. Lake Trout continue to be caught on the bottom with metal flashers … [Read more...]

09-07-2015 Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Report

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Captain Ron Westrate reports: Warm water fishing continues in Saugatuck. The top 60 foot of water is still 70 degrees, however a good thermocline has formed from 60 to 70 foot with a drop of 12 degrees. The fishing still remains very good in 90 to 100 foot of water with creel numbers in the teens and consisting of lake trout, Chinook salmon and Coho salmon along with an occasional steelhead. The lake trout continue to come in the bottom 10 foot of the water column on Gold Star metal dodgers and spin n glos. The salmon are coming on a variety of flashers and Green No See Um, Yellow beaded No See Um, Oceana Tuli, Oceana and Green Hypnotist flies pulled behind dipsy divers and 350 foot of copper. Early in the morning, glow “Upside Under” and regular Ace Hi plugs (Wonder Bread, Green Splatter Back, Glow Pearl and Green Lightning) work well on 150, 200 and 250 foot of copper. Another good combination is the 11 in Pro Troll UV blade with a No See Um UV fly run at 70 foot that … [Read more...]

09-07-2015 Southern Lake Huron Fishing Report

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Captains Ken and Janice Deaton report from Harbor Beach Some limits of Lake Trout have been being taken in the 100 to 120 foot of water areas straight out and North of the harbor. You will need to get your dodgers and spin and glows right down on the bottom to catch them though, they are setting tight to the bottom. Put some bright colored spoons out on the Offshore boards with the 3,5,7,and 10 colored lead lines for the Steelhead. They should be around the color lines on the lake. Some nice ones have been being taken. You might want to try casting some small body baits off the wall for some walleye in the late evening hours. Perch colors should work good for you. A few Perch have been being taken inside the harbor, they are on the small side, but they will entertain the kids and adults too. Next year I think we might have some nice size perch to fish for if the winter is nice to us. Hope you have had a great holiday weekend, stay safe. Keep those lines tight, … [Read more...]

09-04-2015 Southern Lake Huron Fishing Report

Captains Janice and Ken Deaton report from Harbor Beach The storms we just had have the fish scattered a bit, and there are some fly hatching going on right now so the fish are not on the bite good. Hopefully they will start up again right away. Try some Dodgers with spin and glows and clean spoons close to the bottom for the Lake Trout. Also some spoons on the downriggers top to bottom will work well, try some mixed colors. Put some bright colored spoons out on the Offshore boards with the 3,5,7,and 10 colored lead lines for the Steelhead. They should be around the color lines on the lake. You might want to try casting some small body baits off the wall for some walleye in the late evening hours. Perch colors should work good for you. Hope you have a great holiday weekend, stay safe. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI 810-542-0426 www.jlyncharters.com … [Read more...]

08-31-2015 Southern Lake Huron Fishing Report

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Captains Janice and Ken Deaton report from Harbor Beach Some Walleye have been taken in 50' of water, try small hot and tots or worm burners with crawlers. You might try off the wall in the evening casting small body baits. Lake Trout and some Steelhead are still being taken in the 80 to 120 foot of water areas straight out and North of the harbor. Try using spoons, or some dodgers with spin and glows off the downriggers fishing from 40 foot down to the bottom. Use some 3, 5, 7, and 10 color lead lines with bright colored spoons using the Offshore boards to get them out away from the boat. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI 810-542-0426 www.jlyncharters.com … [Read more...]

August 31-2015 Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Report

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Captain Ron Westrate reports from Saugatuck This past week produced some unpredictable results with creels of 10 to 16 fish consisting of ¾ salmon one day and then 1 or 2 salmon the next with the rest mostly lake trout. Warm water continues to dictate the location and movements of the salmon with most of the fish being caught in 80 to 100 foot of water. Early in the week the water temperature is 70 degrees on the surface and 70 degrees 100 foot down. By the end of the week the temperature was 68 degrees down to 70 foot and then dropped to the 50’s and 40’s at 100 foot. The salmon were mainly caught in the warm water 40 foot to 70 foot down and the lake trout were caught 80 foot to the bottom. The Chinook Salmon were caught on Ace Hi plugs on 200, 300 and 350 foot of copper. The best colors were pearl/glow, wonderbread/glow, silver green back and green/splatter back plugs. We also caught both salmon and lake trout on blue bubble, mixed veggie and silver flashers with … [Read more...]

08-28-2015 Southern Lake Huron – Harbor Beach

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Captains Ken and Janice Deaton report from Harbor Beach: Lake Trout and some Steelhead are being taken in the 80 to 120 foot of water areas straight out and North of the harbor. Try using spoons, or some dodgers with spin and glows off the downriggers fishing from 40 foot down to the bottom. Use some 3, 5, 7, and 10 color lead lines with bright colored spoons using the Offshore boards to get them out away from the boat. Walleye have scattered with the cooler water temperatures so you will need to search for them, try small hot and tots or worm burners with crawlers. You might try off the wall in the evening casting small body baits. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI 810-542-0426 www.jlyncharters.com … [Read more...]

8-27-2015 Fishing Report Lake Erie, Monroe Michigan

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Captain John Giszczak reports: Walleye fishing has been very slow this past week. A captain friend has been fishing the North end of the Michigan dump. Tuesday he took 18 walleye, Wednesday 4, and Thursday 16 all on wiggle warts 80 back (Superman, Green Spec, orange Spec and Gold w/black back and red bill) – low divers set at 1 1/2 with any gold colored Jr. Streaks. Lake Erie Perch fishing charter trip Ben’s first double Lake Erie perch Perch fishing has been very good all week. I’ve been fishing between the Michigan and Ohio dump earlier in the week and had limit catches each day with 5 to 6 people on board. Wednesday I fished between “S” buoy and the Toledo lighthouse and took 180 perch in about 4 hours, we had to weed through lots of small 5 to 6 inch perch. I burned up a lot of bait, so make sure your purchase about a third more than you would normally purchase. Today (Thursday 8/27) I had 3 guests and took the largest catch of the week size wise near Mineikes Marina … [Read more...]

08-24-2015 Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Reports

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Captain Ron Westrate reports from Saugatuck: The two day hard blow out of the southwest, changed the fishing dramatically this past week. Monday and Tuesday we were catching 20% Lake Trout and 80% salmon and steelhead with a good themocline at 50 foot. Then the wind blew 35 mile per hour from the southwest for two days and when we got out on Friday, we found 71 degree water from the surface down to 110 foot. Needless to say the fishing changed dramatically with fish coming 100 to 140 foot down in 150 foot of water. Fish are still being caught; however we are back to mostly lake trout. The copper lines, (300 ft., 350 ft. and 450 ft) did produce some nice salmon with silver, mixed veggie and blue bubble flashers and Rapture Oceana and green Hypnotist flies. Early in the week we ran the high divers and 170 foot out and low divers at 120 foot out but by the end we ran them at 350 and 250 foot out. Behind the divers we ran the chrome/mountain dew, all chrome and white/slick … [Read more...]

Fishing Report Lake Erie, Monroe Michigan 08/21/2015

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Board member Captain John Giszczak reports from Lake Erie There is still some walleye to be caught over the Michigan and Ohio dumping grounds. Wiggle Warts 70 to 90 feet back and low divers set at 1 1/2 – 22 feet out seemed to be the ticket earlier in the week. A captain buddy docked near me has walleye fished eariler in the week and managed to take 15 to 20 fish on each trip. Perch fishing has been good all week. I have fished in the Turtle Island area and caught lots of Yellow Perch but really had to pick through them for keepers. There are a ton of fish in the area from Turtle Island to the 3 stacks in any where from 12 to 14 feet of water (Luna Pier). Take a little extra bait. Stoney Point has been on again and off again. West of Sputnik was good in 24 feet of water on Sunday and Monday with an average of 7 to 9 inchers. It started of with small ones but the size increased the longer we fished. I’ve been having to purchase extra bait to weed through smaller perch and small White … [Read more...]

08-21-2015 Southern Lake Huron Fishing Report

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Captain Janice Deaton reports from Harbor Beach: Lake Trout have still been being taken in 90 to 130 foot of water areas straight out and North of the harbor using clean spoons off the downriggers and dodgers with spin and glows or Spin Doctors with flys off the bottom. Blue, Green, and crome green with a red head, and Glow colors have still been working well. A few Steelhead are still being taken out near the color lines fishing the top 25 to 80 foot of water with bright colored lures. Clean spoons off the downriggers, and the 5, 7, and 10 color lead lines off the Offshore boards have been working best. Walleye have been scattered again with the cooler water due to the winds we have had. Try for them in the warmer water areas if you can find them. Try some small and large hot-n-tots and worm burners with crawlers, and spoons. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI 810-542-0426 www.jlyncharters.com … [Read more...]

08-17-2015 Northern Lake Michigan

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Captain George Freeman reports good fishing again today in Ludington. They wanted plugs early. First rod to go was a low wire diver out 100 with a Lucky Charms Dreamweaver Captain’s Choice Cut Plug . Next was an out down set at 50 with a Captains Choice Pearl Zebra Plug. A Captain’s Choice Wonder Bread Plug on a 10 color went twice and another Lucky Charms Plug on a 250 copper went once. Our 11″ DW White Crush Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly went 4 times on the chute rigger down 95 feet. We only hit a couple fish on our wire divers with meat rigs . Our best was a high wire out 170 with an 8″ White Slick Spin Doctor/Green UV Big Water Meat Rig. It went twice. An 8″ Chrome Mountain Dew NBK Spin Doctor/UV On Ice Big Water Meat Rig took 2 Kings on a 250 copper and a 10″ Shocker Spin Doctor/UV On Ice Big Water Rig took a King on our other 250 copper. Our last fish came on a 300 copper with a 10″ Chrome Kevorkian UV Crush Spin Doctor/Yellow Gasoline Dreamweaver Meat Rig. We use … [Read more...]

08-19-2015 Southern Lake Huron Fishing Report

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Captains Ken and Janice Deaton report from Harbor Beach A few Steelhead are being taken out near the color lines fishing the top 25 to 80 foot of water with bright colored lures. Clean spoons off the downriggers, and the 5, 7, and 10 color lead lines off the Offshore boards have been working well. Lake Trout have still been being taken in 90 to 130 foot of water areas straight out and North of the harbor using clean spoons off the downriggers and dodgers with spin and glows or Spin Doctors with flys off the bottom. Blue, Green with white wings, and crome green with a red head, and Glow colors have still been working well. Some Walleye have been taken straight out and North of the harbor using small and large hot-n-tots and worm burners with crawlers, and spoons, work the 40 to 100 foot of water areas. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI 810-542-0426 www.jlyncharters.com … [Read more...]