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, also spoons down 50 to 120 feet.
Walleye fishing has slowed with the winds we have been getting, you will need to head North of the harbor fishing the 25 to 40 foot of water areas. A few are being taken early morning and late evening from the wall, cast some small body baits and spoons for best results. If you are trolling try some crawlers with harnesses and some hot & tots. Perch colors and silver or purple with black colors have 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