Capt. Ken Deaton of J-Lyn Charters reports from Harbor Beach:
Steelhead fishing remains on the slow side with the rough waters we have
had. Keep trying the color lines in the 50 to 100 foot of water
areas. Start in 50 feet of water and work out. Green, orange, orange
and black, and bright colored spoons on two, three, five and ten color
lead lines with the Offshore Boards will be the best to try. Also try
spoons off the downriggers set from 25 foot to 60 foot down.
Salmon fishing is still on the slow side but some fish are being taken
in the 60 to 90 feet of water areas, using spoons off the dipseys and
downriggers and five, and ten colored lead lines with the Offshore
boards. Working 25 to 50 feet down. Halloween, green, orange with
glow ladders, and watermelon colors are still working best.
Lake Trout fishing is slow fish in 80 to 120 feet of water. Use dodgers
with spin and glows, squid,or flys close to the bottom. Try green,
orange and black, orange, and yellow colored spoons.
Brown Trout have still been being taken in the 50 to 70 foot of water
areas straight out North and South of the harbor.
Pike and Bass are still being taken inside the harbor and close to shore
on spoons and body baits.
Perch fishing is slow to fair, try inside the harbor and South of the
harbor by the cemetery using minnows.
Walleye fishing is slow, try North of the harbor at first light in 50 to
70 feet of water on crawler harnesses or small spoons and body baits.
Early mornings and late evening.