Steelhead fishing is still spotting but should continue to get better with some warmer weather finally here. Best colors have been bright colors of orange, pinks, greens and yellows. Try running some long lines with the Offshore boards with clean spoons. Try some 2, 5, and 8 color lead lines as well. Try to find the color lines and fish them.
Lake Trout fishing continues to be very good straight out and North of the harbor. The clean spoons off the downriggers, and flashers or dodgers with flys or spin and glows close to the bottom are still working well. Fish 45 foot down to the bottom for best results. Best colors have been white, purple, pinks, green, and black. Start fishing in 75 feet of water and work your way out to the deeper water.
Some 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 blue, perch, green, and silver colors.
Some salmon continue to be taken straight out, South and North of the harbor. For best results, fish clean spoons off the downriggers 40 to 80 feet down. Good colors have been silver, greens, black, glows, and blues. Also try some flashers with flys off the dowriggers or dipsey divers as well. Start in 60 feet of water and work out till you find where they are setting.
Try for the perch by the lighthouse or South by the cemetery using minnows in 20 to 30 feet of water.
If you want to try for some walleye try North of the harbor working in close to shore, 30 to 60 feet of water. Clean small spoons or crawler harnesses should work.
Keep those lines tight!
Captains Ken and Janice Deaton
Harbor Beach MI