Port Capt. Janice Deaton Of J-Lyn Charters Reports from Harbor Beach:
The fish are still scattered with all of the storms and wind we have had this week, so you will still need to do some searching to find them. Try straight out, North, or South of the harbor. Work from 50 foot out to 200 foot of water. Set your lines down 30 foot to the bottom.
Try for Salmon and Steelhead with spoons off the downriggers and also try some 2,3,5,7,and 10 color lead lines off the Offshore boards. Try the bright orange, green, silver, purple, white with black dots, and gold colors. There are still some bug hatchings going on and the fish are full of them so it will be hard to get them to bite.
Try for the Lake Trout South, North, and straight out of the harbor in 120 to 200 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 100 feet.
Walleye fishing is still on the slow side, but a few are being taken casting from the wall or trolling North of the harbor close to shore. Try early morning and late evening casting small body baits and spoons for best results. If you are trolling try some crawlers with harnesses. 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 now, 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