Steelhead fishing is picking up run some long lines with the Offshore boards, try clean spoons, and body baits. Best colors have been bright colors of orange, pinks, greens and yellows. You can run some three ways with a body bait on the bottom and spoon on the top or try some 2, 5, and 8 color lead lines as well.
Lake Trout fishing is still very good straight out and North of the harbor. Try clean spoons off the downriggers, and flashers or dodgers with flys or spin and glows close to the bottom. Fish 40 foot down to the bottom for best results. Best colors have been purple, pinks, green, blue, and black. Start fishing in 75 feet of water and work your way out to the deeper water
Some salmon continue to be taken South, straight out and North of the harbor. For best results, fish clean spoons off the downriggers 45 to 85 feet down. Good colors have been silver, glows, blue, greens and black. Also try some flashers with flys off the dowriggers or dipsey divers as well. Start in 65 feet of water and work out till you find where they are setting
Brown Trout are still being taken in close to shore working the 25 to 45 foot of water areas South of the harbor. Body baits and clean spoons are working, try perch, green, and blue colors.
If you want to try for some walleye try North of the harbor working in close to shore, 30 to 40 feet of water. Clean small spoons or crawler harnesses should work.
Try for the perch by the lighthouse or South by the cemetery using minnows in 20 to 30 feet of water.
Keep those lines tight!
Have a safe holiday weekend.
Captains Ken and Janice Deaton
Harbor Beach MI