Harbor Beach MI Fishing Report – 5/8/12

Salmon are still being taken in the shallower water 15 to 35 feet.  Try straight out, South and North of the harbor.  Working deeper as the sun comes up, using clean spoons off the lead lines, dipseys, and downriggers, fish the top 25 foot of water using bright colors for best results.

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

Lake Trout fishing is slow to fair.  Try straight out, and North of the harbor in 60 to 100 feet of water, using the dodgers with spin and glows or flys 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 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 50 feet of water and work out as the sun comes up.  Fish from 20 to 60 feet down.

Walleye fishing is slow, try North and South of the harbor working in the 20 to 40 feet of water areas. 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
J-Lyn Charters
Harbor Beach MI