8-5-11 Harbor Beach MI Fishing Report

Steelhead fishing is fair, fish the color lines for best results. Keep your lines up high. Put out some long lines on the boards, bright colors of spoons, small, and regular sizes for best results, fishing straight out and North of the harbor, start in 65 feet of water and work out as the sun comes up to 140 to 180 feet of water.

Lake Trout fishing has been on the slow side with the storms that have gone,but should be picking back up. Try straight out South and North of the harbor using the dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom. Use clean spoons off the downriggers. Fish 50 foot down to the bottom for best results. Start fishing in 80 feet of water and work your way out to the deeper water till you find them.

Bass and Pike are still being taken casting or trolling spoons and body baits in close to shore or inside the harbor. Fishing around the weed beds is still giving the best results.

A few Salmon are still being taken straight out and North of the harbor fishing 90 to120 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 70 feet down.

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, 25 to 50 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
J-Lyn Charters
Harbor Beach MI