Lake Huron Fishing Report from Harbor Beach

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Lake Trout are scattered, try anywhere from 40 foot out to 110 foot of water using the dodgers with the spin and glows, or clean spoons down close to the bottom. Best colors have been Ghost dodgers with bright colored spin and glows, and the frog dodger with green and orange spin and glows, and the yellow tail spoons. North of the harbor has been the best spot. A few small salmon have been taken mixed in with the lake trout using clean spoons. A few Steelhead are starting to come back down out of the streams now and are being taken along the color lines fishing up high with spoons off the boards. Bright colored lures should work best. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI http://www.jlyncharters.com … [Read more...]

May 29th 2016 Lake Michigan Fishing Report

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Fishing Report May 29th from Captain Gary from Rodmaster Charters. The strong waves the last couple of days have the water mixed up, it is dirty and fish scattered. We started south in 50 fow and caught a Master Angler 22 lb Lake Trout on a clown dodger with orange 'spin n glo' bouncing bottom with a drop weight. Marked fish but no other takers until we trolled a few miles north and caught a small king on a high diver out 150 feet with yellow sparkler spindoctor and yellow uv meatrig. We moved out to 140 fow and had one bite on a high diver out 130 feet with a dreamweaver Silver starburst resulting in a 16 lb master angler Steelhead. … [Read more...]

Lake Michigan Fishing Report from Holland

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Fishing in Holland, Michigan is absolutely fantastic! The king salmon have shown up in big numbers! We’ve been taking anywhere from 10-20 salmon bites per day. Fishing does not get much better than it is right now. Right now we’re targeting salmon in 130-150 feet of water. Our best baits by far have been Big Weenie meat rigs. Speckled dick, Spotted dick, Blue Balls, and JJ’s boyfriend have all been great. 10in White slick spin doctor paired with Big Weenie No fish Nick has also been very good. Morgan’s copper in 150, 200, 225, 250, 300, 350 foot segments have been very good with magnum spoons in various colors. Lake Trout fishing is still VERY good south of Holland in 60-80 feet of water. Yakima Bait Spin n Glos are catching our trout with relative ease! Now is the time to get on the big lake and do some fishing! -Capt. TJ Willacker Bending Limits Charters 989-464-6546 … [Read more...]

05-23-2016 Lake Huron Harbor Beach Fishing Report – Salmon

Some nice Salmon are being taken North of the harbor, fishing in the 110 foot of water areas, fishing 25 to 60 feet down using spoons. Best colors have still been blue and green alewives, and the yellow tail spoons. Try some spoons on the 2, 3, 5, and 10 color lead lines on the Offshore Boards as well. Lake Trout are still being taken North, and straight out of the harbor in the 60 to 100 foot of water areas, using the dodgers with the spin and glows, or clean spoons down close to the bottom. Best colors have been the frog dodgers, or the Ghost dodgers with bright colored spin and glows, and green, blue, orange, and perch colored spoons. A few Steelhead are being taken along the color lines fishing up high with spoons off the boards. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI http://www.jlyncharters.com Ph (810) 542-0426 … [Read more...]

05-20-2016 Northern Lake Michigan Fishing Report

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Fishing is excellent at Ludington ! This 4 person limit of Lake Trout was the results of 3 1/2 hours of fishing. We had 24 fish on and boated 15, returning a few for next time. We fished 43 to 60 fow. Fish came on wire divers and lead drop bounced on bottom with copper dodger and chartreuse spin n glo, white dodger with orange spin n glo, lime and dark green dodger with green spin n glo, froggie spindoctor with green crinkle fly, gold flodger with orange spin n glo on 200 copper, 8 color lead core with froggie jointed Rapala, and rigger down 34 ft with magnum dreamweaver frog spoon. Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C. Ludington, Michigan Call now to reserve your trip: 517.712.8709 … [Read more...]

Salmon in the Classroom Program Helps Keep Michigan Fishing Strong

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Reprinted from Dave Mull blog post 252 Shares The Lake Michigan fish were biting Tuesday out of Saugatuck as approximately 65 middle-schoolers on 19 boats landed more than 80 salmon and trout in about three hours of trolling. If giggles and smiles were any indication, some 65 sixth graders from Saugatuck Middle School had a great time catching salmon and trout last Tuesday, a kind of perk for helping raise king salmon in their science classroom. “Just think, that fish might have been one we raised in our school and released two years ago,” said Katie Hankins, sixth-grade science teacher at the school, as a six-pound king salmon flopped on the deck of the big Sea Ray boat. Smiling student Ebony Lafountain had just reeled it in, her third fish of the morning. The middle school is one of close to 200 schools throughout Michigan that participate in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Salmon in the Classroom program. Each October, … [Read more...]

05-20-2016 Lake Huron Fishing Report Harbor Beach

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Lake Trout are still being taken North, and straight out of the harbor in the 60 to 100 foot of water areas, using the dodgers with the spin and glows, or clean spoons down close to the bottom. Best colors have been the frog dodgers, or the Ghost dodgers with bright yellow, green and orange colored spin and glows, and green, blue, orange, and perch colored spoons. A few Salmon are being taken Straight out, North, and South of the harbor, fishing in the 50 to 100 foot of water areas, fishing 25 to 90 feet down using spoons. Best colors have still been orange and black, blue and green alewives, and the yellow tail spoons. Try some 3, 5, and 10 color lead lines on the Offshore Boards as well. A few Steelhead have been taken along the color lines fishing up high with spoons off the boards. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton J-Lyn Charters Harbor Beach MI http://www.jlyncharters.com … [Read more...]

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...]