7-06-2015 Northern Lake Huron

Capt. Terry Walsh, President of MCBA,Termar Charters reports from Northern Lake Huron Walleye fishing on Saginaw Bay was "Fire Cracker Hot" over the Fourth of July weekend. The weather couldn't have been better (except for Friday's massive bug swarms!), as an armada of fishing boats invaded Saginaw Bay. "This was Saginaw Bay fishing at its best!" many anglers exclaimed over the long weekend. Hot spots? Hot baits? It didn't seem to matter where one fished or what baits/lures were used. Radio traffic all over the bay boasted of "We've limited out and headed for the docks!" Some anglers took their limits on spoons (trolled at 2.7 mph--pink and purple were hot colors on Saturday), while others trolled Hot'N Tots, Flicker Shads, and Smithwicks to name a few. Night crawlers and harness were likely the mainstay of the trollers and pulled behind two-ounce sinkers and in-line boards or bottom bouncers. The latter were a red hot tactic over the weekend when fished close to … [Read more...]

7-06-2015 Southern Lake Michiagn

Capt. Ron Westrate, Director SLM, reports from First Call ll . This was a week of change with some strong north winds for two days blowing in cold water. The water temperature changed from 63 degrees one day to 47 degrees the next and as a result some of the salmon and steelhead moved in front the piers where the bait schooled. During the July 4th weekend you could fish in 90 foot of water and catch lake trout and some salmon or you could fish in 20 foot of water and catch some salmon and steelhead. Either place produced creel numbers of 10 to 15 fish per trip. By Sunday, the bite in side slowed and most boats moved off shore. The fishing in the deeper water is producing with the same lures and combinations that I listed in the last couple of reports. In front the piers the fish were hitting small orange and orange combination stingers on 2, 3 and 5 color leadcore. In addition the dipsy divers at 40 and 60 foot with Stingray lures produced some nice salmon. There are … [Read more...]

6-29-2015 Lake Erie

Posted in: Fishing Reports, Lake Erie, Walleye Lake Erie walleye fishing charter Linda with a Lake Erie walleye Walleye fishing on Lake Erie has been on again and off again due to the weather. If you can get out and fish some of the most productive spots have been out between the shipping channel and West Sister Island in about 26 feet of water. I have been using spoons and 30 jet divers about 84 feet back, using 12lb mono. The fish have never picked out any colors accept dark days they seem to preffer painted baits and sunny days the copper and brass back shiney spoons. When the weather has been kind the Ohio water intake area has been holding some nice walleye. I fished the Michigan dump with wiggle warts earlier in the week and took a dozen fish after a little storm had passed. The water was muddy but the dump is still holding walleye. We also caught a rock bass, a large smallmouth bass, a cat fish and a few yellow perch. This weekend is looking like a total loss fishing … [Read more...]

6-29-2015 Southern Lake Michigan

Another good week of fishing, however a little slower than the past few weeks with our creel numbers ranged from 8 to 14 with salmon increasing in appearance each week. We have had two to four salmon on each of the trips this past week and they are weighing in about 12 pounds. We are fishing in 90 to 100 foot of water; however there have been good catches out to 125 foot of water. Our creel is still dominated by lake trout, however, we are seeing more alewife in the stomach of the lake trout (instead of gobies) and this should bring in more Chinook salmon. The method is still metal dodgers and spin n glos on the bottom for the lake trout. The best color combinations are tin can Gold Star dodgers and silver green and green and chartreuse spin n glos. And white glow Gold Star dodgers and white glow spin n glos. The Chinook salmon are coming on Pro Troll UV mixed veggie flasher and wild fern flies on 200 and 300 copper. The high dipsy divers with flashers and meat have … [Read more...]

6-25-2015 Southern Lake Huron

With the bad storms and wind we have just had the fish will be scattered some so you will need to look for them. Try fishing the deeper water first. Lake Trout were being taken in 65 to 100 foot of water straight out and North of the harbor using clean spoons off the downriggers, and dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom. Start in 120 foot of water and work your way in and out till you find them. Try some green, blue and pink colors. A few Steelhead were starting to be caught in 60 to 100 foot of water. Look for those color lines and work them for best results. Try using clean spoons off the Offshore boards and downriggers working the top 40 to 60 feet. Try some 2, 5, and 10 colored lead lines as well. Bright colors are working best. Salmon are still slow but a few were caught mixed in with the steelhead. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI … [Read more...]

6-22-2015 Southern Lake Michigan

Capt. Ron Westrate, Director SLM, reports from First Call ll . The creel this past week consisted of 99% lake trout and an occasional salmon or steelhead. The best fishing early in the week was 70 to 80 foot of water, however, by the weekend the best depth was the 90 to 100 foot depth. The fishing is still very good with morning charter creel numbers in the teens and afternoon charters producing numbers of 6 to 10 fish. The best method continues to be metal dodgers and spin n glos on the bottom for the lake trout and meat rigs 50 to 70 foot down for the salmon. We have been running the outdowns and low divers on the bottom and the middle rigger and the high divers 50 to 70 foot down. There has been very little action with the copper, although we are running 200, 300 and 400 foot of copper every time out. Perch fishing this past week was poor with reports of 6 to 20 fish but many boats failed to catch any perch but all the golbies you would want. Pier fishing was very … [Read more...]

6-17-2015 Southern Lake Huron

Capt. Janice Deaton reports from SLH J-Lyn Charters The rain, storms and wind that have been coming through have scattered the fish, try starting straight out from the light house and work your way to the North of the harbor for Lake Trout try using clean spoons off the downriggers, and dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom. Start in 70 foot of water and work your way out to 100 foot. A few Salmon and Steelhead are still being taken in the 50 to 100 foot of water areas straight out and North of the harbor, using clean spoons off the downriggers, fishing 30 to 90 foot down. Best colors have still been the bright greens and yellows, black with orange, pink,black with white, and silver. Don"t forget to try some 2, 4, and 10 color lead lines off the Offshore boards as well with clean spoons. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters … [Read more...]

6-15-2015 Southern Lake Michigan

Capt. Ron Westrate, Director SLM, reports from First Call ll . This past week produced some very good fishing with a mixed catch of lake trout and a few salmon in the creel. 90 to 100 foot of water produced lake trout on the bottom and salmon (up to 12 pounds) 40 to 60 foot down. The lake trout continues to be caught on metal Gold Star dodgers with silver/green, green/chartreuse Spin n Glos. The salmon were hitting Rapture fly meat rigs on the high divers at 180 and 200 foot. Also we did catch slamon on 200 and 300 foot of copper with Pro Troll silver/mountain dew and mixed veggie UV flashers with green hypnotist and wild fern Rapture flies. Sunday I saw the first good catch of perch. The fishermen had about 40 perch and a couple looked like walleye and exceeded 12 in. The fish were caught in 45 to 50 foot of water and this was the best perch catch I have seen in a couple of years. I hope this continues. For more information or to book a fishing charter, email me … [Read more...]

6-15-2015 Southern Lake Huron

Capt. Janice Deaton reports from SLH J-Lyn Charters The storms and wind that have been coming through have scattered the fish some, try starting straight out from the light house and work your way to the North of the harbor using clean spoons off the downriggers, and dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom. Start in 60 foot of water and work your way out to 80 foot. That is where they were setting Sunday. A few Salmon and Steelhead are still being taken in the 50 to 100 foot of water areas straight out and North of the harbor, using clean spoons off the downriggers, fishing 30 to 90 foot down. Best colors have still been the bright greens and yellows, black with orange, pink,black with white, and silver. Don"t forget to try some 2, 4, and 10 color lead lines off the Offshore boards as well with clean spoons. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters … [Read more...]

6-12-2015 Lake Erie

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Capt. John Giszczak Secretary MCBA, Stray Cat Charters reports from Lake Erie Walleye fishing this past week has been a little different. Ever since the big storm on Memorial Day the lake has had a different wind direction everyday! Walleye fishing moved out over the shipping channel past sputnik east because of water conditionsss. Good size walleye are being caught North of Sputnik in 24 feet of water, using spoons and mini disc’s 100 feet back. It’s been tough since the wind and waves are a different direction everyday., so you have do some searching till you find them. The Mayfly hatch is on and the bigger fish are biting later in the afternoon. There are still lots of logs and timber to deal with so be careful running out and back. … [Read more...]

6-12-2015 Lake Michigan UP

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Port Captain Bill Myers Reports From Gladstone in the UP They came from State of Kansas to try their hand at Little Bay de Noc walleye. We left the dock at 12 o'clock and was back with the fish all clean and bag by five o'clock. Here a few fish that tangles and family caught great day,great family, great time. The lilacs are still blooming fish were caught on cranks and harness in 8 to 10 feet. … [Read more...]

6-10-2015 Southern Lake Huron

Capt. Janice Deaton reports from SLH J-Lyn Charters THIS WEEKEND (June 13 & 14) IS FREE FISHING WEEKEND NO FISHING LICENSE REQIRED! So get out there and have some fun! There have been some limits of Lake Trout being taken North of the harbor using clean spoons off the downriggers, and dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom. Start in 65 foot of water and work your way out to 120 foot. There have been a few Salmon and Steelhead taken in the 50 to 100 foot of water areas straight out and North of the harbor, using clean spoons off the downriggers and Offshore boards fishing 45 to 90 foot down. Best colors have been the bright greens and yellows, black with orange, pink, and silver. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI 810-542-0426 … [Read more...]