Harbor Beach MI Fishing Report 9-23-2009

img_0169Steelhead action continues to get better, find those color lines and you should do good, continue to troll those bright color pinks, yellows, and orange lures for best results back 150 feet off the Offshore Boards, downriggers, or dipseys.  We have been running faster than usual and it has been working well!  Top 35 to 50 feet of water has been best.

Some Salmon are being taken out in the 90 to 140 foot of water areas.    Try some Spin Doctors and Action Flys and magnum size spoons off the downriggers or try the Dipsey Divers back 125 to 225 feet.  Try black with glow ovals, gold colors, or the green or blue alewive colors.  I would suggest starting to try inside the harbor using some of those J-Plugs or body baits and troll the channel to see if some Salmon might be in there!

Lake Trout fishing is still very good.  Try fishing straight out and North of the harbor.  Fishing 80 to 100 feet of water first thing in the morning, then move out to 105 to 130 feet of water.  The dull silver dodgers with the green body and white wings or the white with pink dots and white wing, spin and glows, fishing close to the bottom are still working well.  We have been doing well using some plain spoons down 50 to 80 feet off the downriggers and speeding up some, the copper with orange and black, gold, and green colors have still been working best.

Walleye fishing is fair to good, try fishing straight out front and North of the harbor with the crawler harness and hot and tots, and small to medium size spoons.  I would start trolling in 40 to 50 feet of water and work out to the deeper waters of 60 to 100 feet.  They have been setting in the upper sections of water first thing in the morning and closer to the bottom as the sun comes up.  Long lines or the ten color lead lines have still been working best.  Best colors continue to be the copper, orange, green, and yellow colors straight or with small blades in front.

Perch fishing is still slow, try South of the harbor by the cemetery or Wagner Park, the walkway at the swim beach and by the lighthouse, try fishing the 30 to 60 feet of water areas as well using minnows.

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