Steelhead are being taken out on the color lines in 90 to 120 feet of water, using 5 and 10 color lead lines with bright color spoons. Dodgers and fly’s off the Offshore boards are also working well. You might try putting the new Offshore Tadpoles on with your monofilament lines to get them down deeper as well.
Some limits of Lake Trout are still being taken straight out, South and North of the harbor on Dodgers and Spin and glows fished right down on the bottom. Continue using the medium size spoons off the downriggers as well. Best colors continue to be glow in the dark, pink with white dots, silver, green, and black colors. Work the 60 to 130 foot of water areas for best results.
Coho, Pinks, and King Salmon are still being taken mixed in with the Lake Trout using medium and magnum size spoons off the boards and downriggers from 30 to 70 foot down in the same depth of water. The Tadpole weights with spoons off the Offshore boards are also working well.
Perch fishing should start picking up. Try by the Light House and along the channel inside the harbor with minnows and night crawlers. You might want to try South of the harbor by the cemetery in 20 to 40 feet of water as well.
There are still some Walleye being taken off the North wall early morning and late evening casting small body baits and small spoons. Try the perch, silver and green colors. Also try trolling out in 18 to 40 feet of water with crawler harnesses, small spoons and small body baits.
Get out there and enjoy the outdoors, go fishing and don’t forget to take a kid fishing with you! Memories are made to remember and they will last a lifetime!
Keep those lines tight,
Captains Ken and Janice Deaton
Harbor Beach MI