Harbor Beach MI Fishing Report — 7-22-2009

Walleye fishing is slow with the South East winds, but should pick up after this next front moves through.  Try fishing North of the harbor with the crawler harness and hot and tots, trolling in 20 to 80 feet of water.  Long lines have still been working best.  Try the copper, orange, green and yellow colors straight or with small blades in front.

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.

Steelhead action is still fair if you find those color lines, try out as far as 140 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!

Lake Trout are on the slow side right now with the wind direction as well, but are being taken in 90 to 100 feet of water straight out and North of the harbor, as well as out as deep as 140 feet of water using spoons or Dodgers with green with white wing spin and glows fishing close to the bottom.  Also try pearl, yellow, gold, orange with yellow and black or green camo colors for best results.

A few Salmon are being taken mixed in while fishing for the Lake Trout. They have been setting in the top 70 feet of water. 

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