Harbor Beach MI Fishing Report: 5-29-12

Salmon fishing has been good with some coho being taken straight out, and North of the harbor working the 50 to 100 foot of water areas. Move deeper as the sun comes up, using clean spoons off the 10 color lead lines. Clean spoons and body baits off the dipseys, and downriggers are still working fishing 50 foot down. Try using silver, green and white and black and orange colors.

Steelhead fishing is good with some being taken in the top 20 to 50 feet of water. 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 60 feet of water and work out as the sun comes up. Fish from 20 to 60 feet down in 50 to 120 feet of water.

Lake Trout fishing is still fair to good. Try straight out, South and North of the harbor in 60 to 100 feet of water, using the dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom. Try clean spoons off the downriggers, fishing 50 feet down to the bottom for best results. green and white or blue colors have been best.

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

Walleye fishing is still slow, try North and South of the harbor working in the 40 to 70 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.

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