Harbor Beach Fishing Report
July 21, 2014
The fishing has been tough the past couple of weeks, with 1,2,or 3 fish being taken. Lots of them are being marked but they have been hard to get to bite. There is a dead vegetation film coming up from the bottom right now, which is going to make a mess of your lures and lines. Best thing to do is try fishing out in the deeper water for a few days if you can, and be patient while you clean it off of your lines, as those fish will not come near your lures with any of it on the lines or lures. They do not like it either!
Try for Salmon and Steelhead in 220 to 250 foot of water, North of the harbor with spoons off the downriggers and also try some 2,3,5,7,and 10 color lead lines off the Offshore boards. The bright orange, copper, purple, white with black dots, and gold are good colors to start with.
Try for the Lake Trout South, North, and straight out of the harbor in 220 to 250 foot of water areas weather permitting, using dodgers with the spin and glows, also spoons down 50 to 120 feet.
Walleye fishing is picking up, but you will need to head North towards Grindstone to catch any limits. A few are being taken casting from the wall or trolling North and South of the harbor close to shore. Try early morning and late evening from the wall, casting small body baits and spoons for best results. If you are trolling try some crawlers with harnesses and some hot & tots. Perch colors and silver or purple with black colors have been working.
There is plenty of water at the ramps, docks and out the channel now, so get that boat out and come enjoy a day on the water.
The Harbor Beach Light House tours have started now. They are run on Saturday’s, with tickets available at the Harbor Beach Marina. Come out and enjoy a trip back in time. Hours are 10 am to 1 pm with the last trip out to the Light House leaving the dock at 12:15 pm.
Keep those lines tight,
Captains Ken and Janice Deaton
Harbor Beach MI