6-18-12 Harbor Beach MI Fishing Report

Lake Trout fishing has slowed some with the winds. Try straight out, and North of the harbor in 80 to 120 feet of water, using clean spoons off the downriggers, fishing 50 feet down to the bottom. Dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom have also been working. Green and white, yellow with white, copper with black or black with glow colors have still been working best.

Steelhead fishing is good with some still being taken in the top 45 feet of water. Best places have been straight out or North of the harbor, fish the color lines for best results. Put out some long lines and 2 or 3 color lead lines on the boards, bright colors of spoons, small, and regular sizes. Start in 60 feet of water and work out as the sun comes up. Fish from 50 to 60 feet down in 60 to 130 feet of water.
Some Coho Salmon are still being taken straight out, and North of the harbor working the 80 to 160 foot of water areas using clean spoons off the 5 and10 color lead lines. Clean spoons and body baits off the dipseys, and downriggers fishing 60 foot down to the bottom. Try using blue, green and white, yellow, watermellon, and black and red with glow colors.

Pike and Bass fishing is still good inside the harbor working the weed beds with small spoons or body baits.

Walleye fishing is slow, try North and South of the harbor working in the 50 to 80 foot of water areas. They are still scattered so keep looking. Clean small spoons, hot n tots, and crawler harnesses will be your best chance.

Perch fishing is still on the slow side, try South of the harbor by the cemetery using minnows.
Keep those lines tight!
Captains Ken & Janice Deaton
J-Lyn Charters
Harbor Beach MI