Harbor Beach MI Fishing Report 5-14-12

Some Salmon are still being taken in the shallower water of 40 to 60 feet.  Try straight out, South and North of the harbor.  Working deeper as the sun comes up, using clean spoons off the 2, 5, and 10 color lead lines.  Clean spoons and body baits off the dipseys, and downriggers are still working, fish the top 25 to 50 feet of water using blue, green and black colors.

Lake Trout fishing is still fair to good. Try straight out, and North of the harbor in 60 to 120 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.

Steelhead fishing is fair with some being taken in the top 20 to 40 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 40 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.

Brown Trout fishing is good, working the 30 to 50 foot of water areas.  Use bright colored spoons 7 to 9 feet down back 100 feet, working up and down the shore.

Walleye fishing is slow, try North and South of the harbor working in the 20 to 40 feet 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