9-23-11 Harbor Beach MI Fishing Report

A few Salmon are still being taken but it is on the slow side. Try straight out, South and North of the harbor fishing the 40 to 90 foot of water areas. Working deeper as the sun comes up, using clean spoons off the lead lines, dipseys, and downriggers, fish the top 40 to 80 feet of water using bright colors for best results. You might even try inside the harbor along the channel using J-Plugs, body baits and spoons as some are being taken there.

Brown Trout fishing is excellent inside the harbor! Use bright colored spoons working 7 to 9 feet down back 100 feet, working up and down the channel.

Lake Trout fishing is slow to fair. It will take a few days for them to start feeding with all of the rough water we have been having. Try straight out, and North of the harbor using the dodgers with spin and glows or flys close to the bottom or 120 feet down in the deeper areas. Try clean spoons off the downriggers. Fishing 50 feet down to 120 feet for best results.

Steelhead fishing has slowed with the fronts and rough water. When it calms down try straight out or North of the harbor, fish the color lines for best results. Be there early for a good bite. Put out some long lines on the boards, bright colors of spoons, small, and regular sizes for best results. Start in 50 feet of water and work out as the sun comes up. Fish from 20 to 60 feet down.

Walleye fishing is still very slow, try North and South of the harbor working in the 40 to 90 feet of water areas. They will be scattered so keep looking. Clean small spoons, hot n tots, and crawler harnesses will be your best chance.

Try for perch inside the harbor along the channel or South by the cemetery using minnows.

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