Frankfort Fishing Report: May 2017

By: CapT. Greg Sheremeta

Sara K Sport Fishing Charters

(248) 444-3984

It’s time to shake off the dust and re-spool those big lake rods. A new Great Lakes fishing season is upon us and now is the time to get out on the water and chase those early spring species. During the month of May, anglers can experience a fantastic near shore fishery out of Frankfort. By staying in and around the harbor mouth, as well as up and down the coastline in about 5 to 25 feet of water, anglers will be able to load up on both browns, lake trout and the occasional king salmon. With this near shore fishery, try using lighter presentations, this includes 8-12lb test straight mono rods, as well as 1 to 4 colors of lead core off Church Tackle inline planer boards. Couple this with a few Slide Divers with a 50ft lead off each side of the boat and you will be hitting every major target zone, remember “stealth” is key here! Try a variety of different types of baits including small spoons, floating and shallow diving body baits in bright colors. Productive baits include Dream Weaver Spoon Slims in orange/red color patterns, such as the wrecking ball and mixed veggie and regular Sliver Streaks in similar color patterns.

Choice body baits include Yakima 3.0 Mag Lips in orange and gold patterns and F9 and F11 Rapalas in black/silver, wonder bread, and standard orange and gold. Keep your trolling speed somewhere between 2.2 and 2.5 mph on your GPS. Since you are in shallow many times, these fish may want an extra boost of speed, so don’t be afraid to vary from time to time!