Steelhead fishing is good with some still being taken in the top 50 feet of water. Best places have been straight out or North of the harbor, fishing the color lines for best results. Put out some long lines on the boards, bright colors of spoons, small, and regular sizes. Start in 40 to 50 feet of water and work out as the sun comes up. Fish from 10 to 45 feet down in 40 to 60 feet of water.
Lake Trout fishing is good. Try straight out, South, and North of the harbor in 80 to 120 feet of water, using the dodgers with spin and glows close to the bottom. Clean spoons off the downriggers, fishing 50 feet down to the bottom is working well. Green and white, yellow with white, or black with glow colors have still been working best.
Coho Salmon fishing has been good with some being taken straight out, and North of the harbor working the 40 to 80 foot of water areas using clean spoons off the 2 and 3 color lead lines. Clean spoons and body baits off the dipseys, and downriggers fishing 15 to 25 foot down to the bottom. Try using blue, green and white, yellow, and black and red with glow colors.
Pike and Bass fishing is still good inside the harbor working the weed beds with small spoons or body baits
Brown Trout have been being taken in close to shore on 2 and 3 color lead lines. Using bright colored spoons.
Walleye fishing is slow, try North and South of the harbor working in the 60 to 80 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 South by the cemetery using minnows.
Keep those lines tight!
Captains Ken & Janice Deaton
Harbor Beach MI