Port Capt. Janice Deaton Of J-Lyn Charters Reports from Harbor Beach:
Steelhead and Salmon, are scattered with the storms going through, but some were being taken in the 50 to 80 foot of water areas straight out, South and North of the harbor, using Spoons off the downriggers, and the 2, 3, 5, and 7 colored lead lines off the Offshore boards. Small, Regular and Magnum size spoons are still working best. Look for the color lines on the lake and work them for best results. There have been some bug hatchings going on and the fish have been in there eating them up. Just about any color has still been working but the orange, purple and black, gold with orange & black, black with glow, and silver colors still seem to be working the best.
Lake Trout are being taken, South, North, and straight out of the harbor in 50 to 90 foot of water areas, using dodgers or spin doctors with the spin and glows and spoons close to the bottom and also spoons down 50 to 90 feet.
Walleye fishing is still on the slow side, but a few are being taken casting from the wall or trolling close to shore. Try early morning and late evening casting small body baits and spoons for best results. Perch colors and silver or blue with black colors have still been working.
There is plenty of water at the ramps, docks and out the channel, so get that boat out and come enjoy a day on the water.
The Harbor Beach Light House tours have started now. They are run on Saturday’s, with tickets available at the Harbor Beach Marina. Come out and enjoy a trip back in time. Hours are 10 am to 1 pm with the last trip out to the Light House leaving the dock at 12:15 pm.
Keep those lines tight,
Captains Ken and Janice Deaton