07-25-2014 Southern Lake Huron:

Port Capt. Janice Deaton Of J-Lyn Charters Reports from Harbor Beach:   The wind has been making it hard to get out there and fish this week.  Hopefully the rough water will get rid of the dead vegetation film that was coming up from the bottom. It was making a mess of the lures and lines.  If it is still there be patient while you clean it off of your lines, as those fish will not come near your lures with any of it on the lines or lures.  They do not like it either!    Once the wind calms and the waves subside, you will want to try for Salmon and Steelhead in 60 to 150 foot of water, North and straight out from the harbor with spoons off the downriggers and also try some 2,3,5,7,and 10 color lead lines off the Offshore boards.  The bright orange, copper, white with black dots, and gold are good colors to start with.    Try for the Lake Trout South, North, and straight out of the harbor in 80 to 160 foot of water areas, using dodgers with the spin and glows, … [Read more...]

07-24-2014 UP Lake Michigan:

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Port Captain Bill Myers from Deltadawn Charters Reports from Gladstone :   Took a break from salmon and fished some walleye today. Tough fishing-lots of bait, no wind, and bright sun. Tried 10 to 15 ft of water with no luck so we moved out to 18 to 25 ft and found some nice eyes pulling cranks. But best of all was the little guy and big cat-what a fight and fun to watch!!!!!! … [Read more...]

07-23-2014 UP Northern Lake Michigan:

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Port Captain Bill Myers from Deltadawn Charters Reports from Gladstone : Been pretty busy with the national fur trappers convention in town. I took people from Ga. and Tn. Salmon fishing -another birthday charter. The winds are unforgiving. The two kids from Tn got to land their salmon before mom got chumming! Fish have been coming in 120 to 160ft of water. There is a good steelhead bite going on and the kings are big. Best time seems to be just before sun up on spoons and flys. Cereal Killer meat rigs are working in the mid day. … [Read more...]

Captain John says It’s Perch Time on Lake Erie

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According to Captain John on Stray Cat Sportfishing Charters, he reports his first perch fishing trip started off with a bang. "I moved about 8 times to sample different areas and all but a few produced perch. Turtle Island area from 12 to 14 feet of water produced some nice yellow perch with out to much junk fish. I tried a few spots along the Maumee shipping channel with marginal success until I got out to the Platform. We caught lots of perch but lots of small ones. If you get into the white perch don’t waste your bait, move 100 yards or so. Some of the spots in front of Brest Bay in 24 ft of water started off with yellow perch, then the white perch moved in and we had to move. All in all if your not getting them move a little." … [Read more...]

07-21-2014 Lake Erie:

Captain Bruce Curtis from Payable Guide Service Lake Erie: Walleye fishing has been good this past week South of West Sister Island as well as North near the Canadian border. Also walleye have been taken around both the Ohio and Michigan Dumps. Both plugs and spoons are taking fish at medium depths. Perch are being taken on minnows up and down the sides of the Toledo Shipping Channel. Small Mouth Bass fishing has been excellent around the dumps and near shore areas. Drop shots with tube baits seems to be very effective for small mouths. Large mouth bass, crappie and blue gill and channel cat fish are being taken on a variety of baits from the piers and docks all along the Michigan shore. There are a few algae issues but not as bad as in some past years. Fishing has been good. … [Read more...]

07-21-2014 Southern Lake Michigan:

Director SLM Captain Ron Westrate From First Call 2 Charters reports from Saugatuck: Limit catches of Late Trout along with a mixture of salmon and steelhead made up the creel this past week. We had catches of 10 to 20 fish each day during the week and each day has some silver fish (salmon and steelhead) in the mix, in addition to catching and returning 3 to 6 undersize fish each trip. Fishing in the 85 to 100 foot depth, the lake trout are running up to 17+ pounds with most in the 8 to 12 pound range. Once again there were some reports of some salmon and steelhead being caught out in the 220 to 260 foot depth, however they were scattered over a large area and change location from day to day. If you saw last weeks report, the methods remain the same. The best method for the lake trout was Gold Star dodgers and Spin n Glos run on the downriggers and dipsy divers on the bottom. When the salmon or steelhead hit they were on Hot Wire and Super Frog Stinger flashers and green … [Read more...]

07-20-2014 Lake St. Clair:

Port Capt. Frank Piku of Golden Streaker Charters Reports from Lake St. Clair: What a fun 3days had Piston Basket ball player and family on Thursday Hockey goalie and Family on Friday And Mike the tile man and family on Saturday caught limits of small mouth bass up to 6 lbs on Canadian side of the Lake St Clair also 50 perch----- big jumbos too. The slip bobber method was the secret to getting the Perch out of the weed beds normal perch rigs didn't work lets go catchem Call captain frank 305 509 1547 for A DATE or visit my web site www.captainfranksfishingcharters.com … [Read more...]

07-18-2014 Northern Lake Huron:

Captain Terry Walsh MCBA President from Termar Charters Reports from Au Gres: The first stable weather pattern in some time promises nice weather well into early next week. And, in spite of nearly four days of storms earlier in the week, the walleye fishing remains excellent. The trick has been to find them after the strong winds brought a lot of cold water down into the bay. However, Michigan Sea Grant coast Watch really helps solve that problem. Once you have the Coast Watch site up for Saginaw Bay, you’ll find the current surface temperatures for the entire bay. Look for the warmest locations of water, and start your walleye trolling there. We did just that Thursday and Friday, and it paid off big. Coast Watch was developed several years ago by Michigan Charter Boat Captain Jim Fenner out of Ludington and former Michigan Sea Grant Director, Chuck Pistis. The idea was to provide fishermen with a daily mapping of all the surface waters of the Great Lakes. … [Read more...]