Harbor Beach MI Fishing Report 7-29-2009

Bass fishing is still very good casting around the weed beds inside the harbor and close to shore North and South of the harbor.

Perch fishing is slow but a few are being taken South by the cemetery, or out in 30 to 60 feet of water using minnows.

Lake Trout fishing is still slow with the fronts going through right now.  Let’s hope they get out of here soon!  It should pick back up once they have passed.  Then try in 80 to 100 feet of water straight out and North of the harbor, as well as out as deep as 135 feet of water using Dodgers with the green with white wing spin and glows fishing close to the bottom.  Also try yellow, gold, orange with yellow and black or green colors for best results.  Plain spoons off the downriggers have also been working, copper with orange and black, gold, and green colors have been good.

Steelhead action is slow, but if you find those color lines you should do good, try out as far as 150 feet of water or deeper, troll those bright color pinks and orange Dreamweaver lures for best results back 150 feet off the Offshore Boards.  If they are on a slow bite, try speeding up more than usually, it works!

Walleye fishing is slow but should pick up soon as well.  Try fishing North of the harbor with the crawler harness and hot and tots, and small to medium size spoons, continue to troll in 20 to 80 feet of water.  Long lines have still been working best.  Best colors continue to be the copper, orange, green, blueberry muffin, and yellow colors straight or with small blades in front.

A few Salmon are being taken mixed in while fishing for the Lake Trout. Try some Spin Doctors and Action Flys off the Dipsey Divers back 150 feet.  Spoons off the downriggers and dipsey divers,  black with glow oval color have been working.  Try out in the 60 to 80 foot of water areas.  They have still been setting in the top 50 feet of water.

Keep those lines tight!
Captains Ken and Janice Deaton
J-Lyn Charters
Harbor Beach MI