Tough fishing today. We set up in the 00’s in 130 fow. The temp was 61 down 110 feet and 58 on the bottom. We trolled north and moved out a little deeper. In 180 fow it was 48 degrees down 160 feet. We were marking bait & fish down there, but couldn’t get a hit. We took it down to the middle of th 02’s , turned and trolled sw. We were two hours into the trip before we has our first bite. It came on a 450 copper with a Magna Glow Blue Momba Kingfisher Flasher/Blue Moo Big Water Meat Rig. We fought it for a while, but it got off. We kept on that same troll until we quit fishing. We ended up in the 39’s and 57’s. We only had six bites all morning. Five of the bites were on meat rigs and one on a 350 copper with a glow spoon. We ran some plugs on coppers and started out with spoons on our out downs, but after our first few hits came on meat we took the spoons off the riggers and replaced them with 10″ Spin Doctors and Big Water Meat Rigs. We left out two plugs, but they never went. We had three wire diver bites. A low wire out 215 with a 10″ Show Time Spin Doctor/Blue Moo Big Water Rig and a 10″ Dark Green Blue Bubble Slick Spin Doctor/Green Mile Big Water Rig out 205 on the other low wire each went once. A 10″ Black White Crush Spin Doctor/Moo Moo Big Water Rig out 300 on a high wire went once too. A 10″ Margarita Spin Doctor/Green Mile Meat Rig took a King down 100 on an out down. From the amount of bait & fish we marked it looks like when the Lake settles down we are in for some good fishing. We use Erie Dearie Premium Strips on all our meat rigs.
Archives for September 2012
The fishing is about the same as it was on last Friday’s report. We set up in the 00’s in 120 fow. It was 52 degrees down 110 feet. We only had one bite in the dark and there was no morning flurry. The action was never hot, but we didn’t go too long without a bite. Four of the eight fish we landed came on a 11″ White Crush Spin Doctor/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly. We had one on the chute rigger between 110 & 120 ft. and one on an out down set at 100. We tried several set-ups on the other out down, but it never went. We took a nice Brown Trout on a 300 copper with a Yellow Splatter Back Captain’s Choice Cut Plug and we had two other bites on it. We took a King on a 250 copper with a 10″ Dark Green Spin Doctor Blue Bubble Slick/Green Mile Big Water Meat Rig on a 250 copper. We had the same Spin Doctor/Meat Rig on a low wire out 200 and it went four times. Our other low wire out 215 was a 10″ Show Time Spin Doctor/Blue Moo Big Water Rig and it went four times also. No bites on our high wires. We fished between 130 & 180 fow. On our first pass north we marked lots of bait and fish on the bottom 30 to 40 feet in 130 to 150 fow. It was hard to get a good upwind troll. The wind picked up significantly about a third of the way through the trip and the waves were approaching four feet. If the Lake would not have gotten so rough I think we could have had a few more fish. My next scheduled trip is on the 26th of this month. We use Erie Dearie Premium Strips on all our meat rigs.
We fished north today setting up in 110 fow in the 01’s. The water was warm, 57 degrees at 85 ft, and the wind was coming from the nw. We marked some fish and bait, but the further north we trolled the less we marked. Our first bite was on a 11″ White Crush DW Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly down 100 on the chute rigger. We only had one more rigger bite all morning and it was on that same rig down 115 when we moved out deeper. We turned at the Point and headed southwest. Once we got out past 200 fow we started marking a few fish. We trolled back to the 01’s and then turned back north working between 200 and 280 fow. Our most productive rig was a 350 copper with a Natural Glow Captains Choice Cut Plug. We took a Coho on a 400 copper with a 10″ White Slick Spin Doctor/Green UV Big Water Meat Rig. We took a few fish and missed several on our wire divers. Our highs were out 285 & 300 and our lows were at 200 & 205. They all had 10″ Spin Doctors and Big Water Meat rigs on them. We use Erie Dearie Premium Strips on all our meat rigs.
Didn’t get our morning trip in yesterday due to a strong northwest wind and big waves. The water turned cold at the pier heads and that brought in bait, Kings and a few Cohos. We fished there last night and this morning. It was good. We took most of our fish on Dreamweaver Captain’s Choice Cut Plugs. Three & Five color cores were our hot rods. We had a Yellow Splatter Back Cut Plug on one 3 color and a Wonder Bread on the other. We had a Green Ladder Back and a Natural glow on our 5 color cores. We had a Natural Glow and a Yellow Splatter Back Cut Plugs on our high Slide Divers and a 10″ Show Time Spin Doctor/Blue Moo Big Water Rig and a 10″ Black Crush/Moo Moo Big Water Rig on our low wires. We took all our fish between 35 & 50 feet of water.
Very good fishing today up north. We set up in 100 fow in the 01’s and trolled north. It took a while before we had our first bite. We were marking bait and fish so we waited them out. We had Natural Glow Captains Choice Cut Plugs on both out downs and a 11″ White Crush Dreamweaver Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly on the chute rigger. The water was a little warmer so we had our chute at 75 and the out downs at 60 & 50. We had 10 ” Spin Doctors and Big Water Meat Rigs on all four wire divers. Our hot wire was a 10″ Black Crush Spin Doctor/Moo Moo Big Water Meat Rig out 185 on a high wire diver. We had Captains Choice Cut Plugs on our lead core’s and coppers, Natural Glows on the 10 color cores and a 250 copper and a Lucky Charm on the other 250. Once they started biting we had good action. The boat traffic wasn’t too bad, but there were more boats than I thought there would be. There are still lots of fish to be caught in the Big Lake and we have several openings in the next couple weeks.
Plugs and more plugs, that’s what’s been hot on our boat the last couple days. We’ve been fishing up north off the Bank. We have been starting out with Natural Glow and Wonder Bread Captain’s Choice Cut Plugs on our riggers, high divers, and lead cores. We had a glow spoon on one low wire and a 10″ Dark Green Blue Bubble Slick (Kevin’s Girlfriend) Spin Doctor/Green Mile Big Water Meat Rig on the other low wire. The spoon went once and the Spin Doctor/Big Water Rig went three times. After the sun comes up we are running 10″ Spin Doctors & Big Water Meat Rigs on all four wire divers, an 11″ White Crush Spin Doctor/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly on the chute rigger and leaving the plugs on the out downs. Later in the morning We have been working out to deeper water and putting out some coppers. Our hot copper has been a 300 with a Lucky Charm Captain’s Choice Cut Plug. A 250 copper with a Natural Glow Captains Choice Plug has been good too.
We fished north this morning just off the Bank. We had a decent morning bite. 11″ Dreamweaver Paddles and Pickled Sunshine Action Flys were good on our riggers. We had a White Crush Paddle on the chute rigger at 100 and one at 85 on an out down. We had a Black White Crush Green Fish Scale Paddle down 65 on the other out down. Our hot wire diver was a low wire with a 10″ Green Blue Bubble Slick (Kevin’s Girlfriend) Spin Doctor/Green Mile Big Water Meat Rig out 170. We had the same rig on a 350 copper and it went 3 times. We had a Natural Glow Captains Choice Cut Plug on a 250 copper that went twice, a Lucky Charm Cut Plug on a 300 that took a big King and a Green Splatter Back Captains Choice Cut Plug on a 350 that went twice. We started in the 01’s and trolled north to the 06’s.