Limits of Lake Trout are still being taken straight out, North and South of the harbor on Dodgers and Spin and glows fished right down on the bottom. Continue using the medium and large size spoons off the downriggers as well. Best colors continue to be glow in the dark, pink with white dots, yellow, green, and black colors. Work the 60 to 130 foot of water areas for best results.
Steelhead are being taken out on the color lines in 90 to 120 feet of water, try the new Offshore Tadpoles on with your monofilament lines to get them down deeper. The Offshore boards are also working well with 5 and 10 color lead lines with bright color spoons.
Coho, Pinks, and King Salmon are still being taken mixed in with the Lake Trout using medium and magnum size spoons off the boards and downriggers from 30 to 70 foot down in the same depth of water. Again try adding Tadpole weights with spoons off the Offshore boards to get the lines down deeper.
Perch fishing should start picking up. Try by the Light House and along the channel inside the harbor with minnows and night crawlers. You might want to try South of the harbor by the cemetery in 20 to 40 feet of water as well.
Walleye fishing has slowed down a bit but best areas will be off the North wall early morning and late evening casting small body baits and spoons. Try the green, silver and blue colors. Also try trolling out in 18 to 40 feet of water with crawler harnesses, small spoons and small body baits.
Bass and Pike are being taken inside the harbor and close to shore casting small body baits and spoons.
Keep those lines tight,
Captain Ken and Captain Janice Deaton
Harbor Beach MI