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...]

7-09-2015 Southern Lake Michigan

Capt. Ron Westrate, Director SLM, reports from First Call ll . What a change in three days. We went from trips catching 15 to 20 fish per trip to 5 to 8 fish per trip. After east and north winds during the week, the water cooled down and Saturday the water at the piers was 44 degrees. We caught some salmon out in 165 to 175 foot of water one day and the next day they were gone. We caught the limit of lake trout in 70 to 80 foot one day and two days later they were scarce. In addition, the stomach contents of the lake trout, early in the week, were predominately golbies and by the end of the week it was almost 100% alewife. Either the golbies left the area or the lake trout moved out or in to different water. The water changed, the bait supply changed and the fish scattered. The salmon are scattered from 20 foot down to 60 foot down and we caught them on high divers at 100 foot and on 100 foot, 200 ft. and 300 ft. of copper on flashers and flies and stingray lures. The … [Read more...]

6-02-2015 Southern Lake Michigan

Capt. Ron Westrate, Director SLM, reports from First Call ll . Fishing continues to be very good with two areas producing the best results. There continues to be a lot of fish in the 65 to 90 foot of water depth, however there are some decent catches in the 150 to 180 foot depth. In the shallower water the catch continues to be predominately lake trout with an occasional salmon and steelhead. In the deeper water we are finding more salmon (up to 15 pounds) and some steelhead mixed in. The salmon and steelhead in this area are scattered and you have to do some looking to find them, however the salmon are good size here and if you find the bait you will find the salmon. When fishing the inside water, the lake trout are are still being caught with metal Gold Star dodgers and Green and White/Glow Spin n Glos on the bottom. The salmon are coming on the 150 and 200 copper with Craigs Christmas and UV Watermelon Stingrays. When fishing the deeper water run … [Read more...]

6-01-2015, Lake Michigan UP:

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Port Captain Bill Myers Reports From Gladstone in the UP Cold front moving through,last two days were a little slow. Walleye were pushed to the south end of the bay. The best depth of water seem to be 15 to 18 feet on crank baits. The Larson family came to Escanaba to try their hand at a little walleye fishing. After two days of strong north winds at 10 to 20 mph, a cold front sliding through, and no other boats on the lake, it did not look very promising! However, they did manage to put some nice walleye and a brown in the box. … [Read more...]

6-01-2015 Southern Lake Huron

Capt. Janice Deaton reports from SLH J-Lyn Charters The high winds we have had the last few days will have the fish scattered so you will need to look for them. Try straight out and North of the harbor, starting in 50 foot of water, work a West to East troll back and forth from 50 to 120 feet of water till you find where they are setting at. Clean spoons off the downriggers and Offshore boards should work for you. Put out some 2,3,5,and 10 colored lead lines off the boards too. Try using blue, green, orange and black colors to start. Set your lines from 30 to 95 foot down for best results. Slower speeds will be best for your Lake Trout and faster for your Salmon and Steelhead.(1.5 to 3.0) Good Luck. Keep those lines tight, Captains Ken and Janice Deaton … [Read more...]