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 70 feet of water and work out to as far as 160 to 200 feet of water as the sun comes up. Fish the top 60 feet of water first thing, then as the sun comes up, fish the top 40 feet of water.
A few Salmon are still being taken but it has also been on the slow side. Try straight out, South and North of the harbor fishing the 70 to 190 foot of water areas. Working deeper as the sun comes up, using clean spoons off the lead lines, dipseys, and downriggers, fish the top 50 to 80 feet of water using bright colors for best results.
Lake Trout fishing is slow to fair. Try straight out, South and North of the harbor using the dodgers with spin and glows or flys close to the bottom or 100 feet down in the deeper areas. Try clean spoons off the downriggers. Fishing 50 feet down to the bottom for best results. Start fishing in 70 feet of water and work your way out to the deeper water till you find them.
Walleye fishing is still very slow, try North of the harbor and North of Port Hope working in close to shore, 25 to 60 feet of water. 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
Harbor Beach MI