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June 2011

Written By: admin on June 30, 2011 Comments Off

Captain .Dick Rang from Lake and Stream Charters reports from Alpena:

Lake trout fishing excellent off Thunderbay Island, Alpena MI. 95 to 115 feet of water using dodgers or flashers and flies/spin glos.

Steelhead fishing picking up with mayfly hatches finally showing up (water temp or not). 3 and 5 color lead core scoring well. Something orange seems to work ( 4 steelies boated Monday on a charter).

And a few “king” salmon showing up in our area. Landed a fourteen pound “king” Monday along with some pink salmon for a very nice catch. Again lead core, 3 and 5 colors are working.

Catch you later,

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Written By: admin on June 30, 2011 Comments Off

Capt. Dan Tebo, of D’Ann Marie Charters in Grand Haven, reports:

Fishing continues to improve after a couple weeks of low catches in our area. This is very normal for June. We eagerly await July and August.

We had an excellent catch today! We caught our fish in 250 ft. of water.
The guys in our area are fishing from 120 ft. out to… “as far as you are willing to go”.

We caught fish from 60 ft. down to 90 ft.
We used a real variety of baits: Mixed Veggie, and Blue and Green Dolphins were very good for us.
Our Steelhead really liked a variety of Oranges today.

We caught Coho, Kings, Steelhead, and also Lake Trout today.

If you would like to book a trip with us, please call us at: 616-846-3700 or visit our website : www.dannmariecharters.com for further info.

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Written By: admin on June 29, 2011 Comments Off

Capt. Frank Piku From Captain Franks Fishing Charters reports from Lake St. Clair

Today we caught over 60 Bass we released 30 as this was more than my anglers wanted to keepThis was a great day on Lake St. Clair with the opening day of Bass season We fished the Canadain side of Lake St. Clair using artificail gumpies and tube lures We than procedded to my special perch spot using dead minnows on ice cubes. and limited out with perch 25 per angler. I expect to catch limits all the time. call Captain Frank Piku for a trip 305 509 1547

visit my web site Captainfranksfishingcharters.com

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Written By: admin on June 29, 2011 Comments Off

Capt. Ken Deaton of J-Lyn Charters reports from Harbor Beach:

Some coho and pink salmon and an occasional king salmon continue to be taken straight out, and North of the harbor. Try fishing the clean spoons off the downriggers 20 to 55 feet down. Best colors have been the chrome purple, black glows, green, and gold with orange colors Don’t forget to try some dodgers or flashers with flys off the downriggers or dipsey divers as well. Start in 50 feet of water and work out till you find where they are setting. Don’t fish too deep or you will be under them, they are coming up high.

Lake Trout fishing is still a little on the slow side with the last lightning storm that went through, but shoulkd continue picking up every day now that the weather has straightened up again. Try straight out and North of the harbor the dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom are starting to work again. Also try some clean spoons off the downriggers. Fish 45 foot down to the bottom for best results. Best colors are green with white and red, and white with pink dots. Start fishing in 60 feet of water and work your way out to the deeper water 110 feet is good.

If you want to try for those Brown Trout, in close to shore is still the best place to try. Work the 40 to 60 foot of water areas South of the harbor. Body baits and clean spoons will be the lures of choice, try the perch, orange, yellow and green, and blue colors. You might try for some Bass as well while you are in close.

Steelhead fishing is good. Fish the color lines for best results. Put out some 2, 5, 8 and 10 color lead lines on the boards, bright colors of spoons regular and magnum sizes are working best.

Try for perch by the lighthouse or South by the cemetery using minnows in 30 to 40 feet of water. If the water is clear move deeper.

A few walleye are being taken North of the harbor working in close to shore, 30 to 65 feet of water. Clean small spoons or crawler harnesses should work.

Don’t forget, every Saturday we will be running the Harbor Beach Light House Tours. 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 those 12 and over 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. We will also be starting a reservation list so if you would like to reserve your spot in advance just stop in at the marina or give them a call.

Keep those lines tight!
Captains Ken & Janice Deaton
J-Lyn Charters

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Written By: admin on June 27, 2011 Comments Off

Capt. Ken Deaton of J-Lyn Charters reports from Harbor Beach:

Some salmon are being taken straight out, and North of the harbor. Try fishing the clean spoons off the downriggers 20 to 55 feet down. Best colors have been the chrome purple, black glows, green, and gold colors Don’t forget to try some dodgers or flashers with flys off the downriggers or dipsey divers as well. Start in 50 feet of water and work out till you find where they are setting. Don’t fish too deep or you will be under them, they are coming up high.

Lake Trout fishing was on the slow side for a couple of days with the last lightning storm that went through, but is picking up every day now that the weather has straightened up again. Try straight out and North of the harbor the dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom are starting to work again. Also try some clean spoons off the downriggers. Fish 45 foot down to the bottom for best results. Best colors are green with white, and purple with black. Start fishing in 60 feet of water and work your way out to the deeper water 110 feet is good.

If you want to try for those Brown Trout, in close to shore is the best place to try. Work the 40 to 60 foot of water areas South of the harbor. Body baits and clean spoons will be the lures of choice, try the perch, orange, yellow and green, and blue colors..

Steelhead fishing is good. Fish the color lines for best results. Put out some 2, 5, 8 and 10 color lead lines on the boards, bright colors of spoons regular and magnum sizes are working best.

Try for perch by the lighthouse or South by the cemetery using minnows in 30 to 40 feet of water. If the water is clear move deeper.

A few walleye are being taken North of the harbor working in close to shore, 30 to 65 feet of water. Clean small spoons

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Written By: admin on June 26, 2011 Comments Off

Captain Ron Westrate of CoHooker Charters reports from Saugatuck:

Another interesting week of fishing out of Saugatuck. Early in the week
we fished 80 to 90 foot of water with good catches of Lake Trout and a
couple of Chinook Salmon. Water temperature was 41 degrees on the bottom
and bait suspended in 65 to 70 foot of water. Wednesday the bottom water
temperature increase to 51 degrees and after the blow on Thursday the
bottom temperature was 61 degrees. On Saturday the temperature was back
in the low 50’s and we went back to pounding the bottom in 90 to 100
foot of water. Saturday we took 12 fish, 10 legal Lake Trout, 1 18 in.
Lake Trout and one 13 pound Chinook Salmon.

The best methods included metal (silver and white) flashers with the
green hypnotist Rapture Fly and spin and glows on the downriggers
pounding bottom. The Salmon were caught a little higher in the water
column on the dipsy diver at 150 and 180 foot of line out with blue
wiggle and silver mountain dew Hot Chip flasher and the Rapture blue
bubble fly. We also had some action on the 450 coppers with a silver
blue Hot Chip Flasher and Rapture mirage fly, however the 95% of the
activity was on the downriggers and and dipsy divers.

On Saturday we ventured out to 160 foot of water and the bait was
unbelievable suspended out in this water. It was so thick that it would
error out the graph for 100 feet or more. There were fish marked and
caught out in this water, however, most of the action was in the 90 to
100 foot depth. With all the bait off shore, I have to believe that the
salmon are going to find them and then it should get interesting.

For more information or for charter reservations, email me at
captron@chartermichigan.com.

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