07-29-2011 Southern Lake Huron
Capt. Ken Deaton of J-Lyn Charters reports from Harbor Beach:
Bass and Pike are still being taken using spoons and body baits in close to shore or inside the harbor. Fish around the weed beds for best results.
A few Salmon are still being taken straight out and North of the harbor fishing 80 to100 foot of water areas. Work deeper as the sun comes up. Clean spoons off the lead lines, dipseys, and downriggers are all working. Fish 15 to 60 feet down.
Steelhead fishing is still good, fish the color lines for best results. Keep your lines up high. Put out some 2,3, and 5 color lead lines on the boards, bright colors of spoons small, regular and magnum sizes for best results, fishing straight out and North of the harbor, start in 80 feet of water and work out as the sun comes up to 120 to 160 feet of water.
Lake Trout fishing is fair with some still being taken North of the harbor using the dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom. Any color still seems to be working when they decide to take them. Use clean spoons off the downriggers. Fish 50 foot down to the bottom for best results. Start fishing in 90 feet of water and work your way out to the deeper water till you find them.
Try for perch South by the cemetery or by Wagner Park using minnows.
Walleye fishing is getting better as the water warms up, try North of the harbor and north of Port Hope working in close to shore, 40 to 65 feet of water. Clean small spoons or crawler harnesses should work.
Every Saturday Harbor Beach Light House Tours will be available. The time is from 10am to 1 pm, weather permitting from the Harbor Beach City Marina. Call 989-479-9707 or 810-542-0426 for more information. We welcome you to come enjoy a wonderful tour of our great lakes lighthouse that will let you take a walk back in time. You will even see some of the original furniture used by the lighthouse keepers. So don’t forget your camera! The view from the top of the lighthouse is breath taking! Tennis shoes or soft soled shoes are recommended. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on site or in advance. There is a reservation list so if you would like to reserve your spot in advance just give the marina a call and you can do so by phone.
Keep those lines tight!
Captains Ken & Janice Deaton
Harbor Beach MI