After the good fishing we had Friday & Saturday, we eagerly headed back south this morning on a 5 hour trip. It started out good with a double on our 7.5 color cores. We had a Super Slim Blue Skinny Jeans on one and a mag size Lemon Ice Dreamweaver on the other. We took a couple small ones, one on a 10 color core and another on an out down set at 60. After that it was a long time until we boated another fish. We worked over the same water we had been fishing Friday & Saturday. The conditions hadn’t changed but the action for us sure did. We boated 3 fish in the last half hour of the trip. We took Kings on a 250 copper with an 8″ Chrome Mountain Dew NBK Spin Doctor/Black UV Big Water Meat Rig and a 10″ Chrome Killer Spin Doctor/Green UV Big Water Rig out 180 on a high wire diver. We hit 2 Steelhead on 3 color cores but only hooked up 1 of them. It turned out not too bad for a half day fishing. I don’t have any more trips scheduled, but will be open for charters for the first two weeks October.
Archives for September 2014
We fished south again today setting up in the same area as yesterday. It started out a little slow, but the action picked up and lasted to about 9:30. We had a lull until 11:30 then it picked back up again. We definitely had a couple of hot rods today. A 10″ Chrome killer Spin Doctor/Green UV Big Water Meat Rig, pictured below, out 120 on a high wire diver went 5 times. Our second best rod was a 10 color core with a regular size Dreamweaver EVM spoon. It took 4 fish. A Super Slim Starburst on a 3 color took 2 Steelhead. We also took fish on 5, 7.5 cores and 1 King on a 200 copper. A pair of regular Fuzzy Bear Yellowtails set at 50 on an out down went a couple times. Our chute rigger down 85 with a 10″ Green Sparkle Spin Doctor/Green Gasoline Dreamweaver Meat Rig took our biggest fish today. The water was warmer today than yesterday so we had some of rigs down deeper then yesterday and it paid off later in the day. We were fishing between 80 & 130 feet of water.
Finally got Mother Nature to cooperate with good weather on a day when we have a charter. We headed south today and fished between 80 & 120 feet of water (fow). We hit them on a little bit of everything. 3, 5, 7.5 & 10 color cores with spoons, a few rigger bites, and a few diver bites with Spin Doctors & meat rigs. We didn’t have a hot rod with the exception of a 7.5 color core with a Super Slim Mixed Veggie. It took 3 fish. A 3 color core with a SS Starburst went twice. A 5 color core with an SS Magic Man went twice too. A regular size Dreamweaver EVM spoon on a 10 color core took one of our biggest fish today. Only 1 bite on the chute rigger. It came on a 11″ White Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly. We ran various Spin Doctor meat rig combos on our wire divers. None took more than 1 fish.
After the great day we had Sunday we were looking forward to getting back out there Monday. The water had not changed. The wind was blowing harder and the moon was very bright when we headed out Monday morning. We set up in the same area as Sunday and started fishing. We hit two nice Kings in the first half hour and that was it for quite a while. Both fish came on riggers. We didn’t have another bite until about 10:00 a.m. We took a Steelhead on a 150 copper with a Super Slim Starburst spoon and King on a 7.5 color core with a Yeck Fireball. Hard to believe – 21 fish on Sunday , 4 bites 4 fish on Monday fishing the same water. We headed back out this morning only we started further south. We trolled about a half hour before we hit our first fish. It hit the chute rigger with a 10″ White Crush Spin Doctor/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly. Today was pretty much a repeat of yesterday. We only had one wire diver bite both days., but it was a good one. We took a 23 lb. Lake Trout on a high wire out 220 with a 10 ” Margarita Spin Doctor/Green Mile Big Water Meat Rig and a Dreamweaver Premium Meat Strip. The big fish was 36″ long. We were marking a lot of fish and bait. They are out there, but just weren’t biting. We are blaming it on the “Super Moon. It has been real bright all night long. We don’t know what else to blame it on. Going to take a few days off. Be back out fishing next Monday.
Haven’t fished the last 3 due to rough seas. We set up today in 180 feet of water (fow) and trolled west south west. Our first 2 fish were Lakers on our low wire divers out 110 and 130. Our high wires were good early. We had a 10″Kevin’s Girlfriend Spin Doctor/Green Mile Big Water Meat Rig out 220 on one and a 8″ Chrome Killer Spin Doctor/Total Chaos Big Water Rig out 180 on the other. As the morning wore on the action on our divers slowed. We kept moving them around but they didn’t get bit after 10:00 a.m. Our out downs were steady. We had a pair of regular size DW Beefeaters down 75 on one and a pair of DW Blue Skinny Jeans down 55 on the other. Only 1 bite on our chute rigger. We had a 10 color core with a small Fuzzy Bear Gold Double Orange Crush go 3 times. Our 2 beat coppers were a 150 with a Super Slim Starburst and a 350 copper with a 10″ Blue Bubble Spin Doctor/Glow Blue Bubble Action Fly. We got out to 520 fow before we turned back east. We use Dreamweaver Premium Strips in all our meat rigs.
We fished south of Ludington today setting up in 120 feet of water (fow) trolling southwest. The action was good. We were hitting fish before all our rods were set. We took it out to 340 fow before turning back on a northeast troll. The in troll was good too. Our top rod for the day was a high wire diver with an 8″ Chrome Killer Spin Doctor/Total Chaos Big Water Meat Rig. We started it out 150, then dropped it back to 180 and finished the day off with it back 220. The other high wire had a 8″ Chrome Killer Spin Doctor/Green Gasoline Dreamweaver Meat Rig back 160 and when it quit going we dropped it back to 230 where it took 2 more shots. A 10″ Kevin’s Girlfriend Spin Doctor/Green Mile Big Water Rig took a couple fish back 110 on a low wire diver. An 11″ DW Paddle with a glow meat head down 85 on the chute rigger went twice. Most of our fish came on Spin Doctors & meat rigs on our divers & coppers. The exception was a 10″ Blue Bubble Spin Doctor/Glow Blue Bubble Action Fly on a 350 copper. It went 3 times. We probably would took more fish on it, but with all the action it was hard to get it out. A 10′ Chrome Killer Spin Doctor/Green Gasoline Dreamweaver Rig was good on a 250 copper. We use Dreamweaver Premium Strips in all our meat rigs.
Tough fishing yesterday. We fished north on the bank. The water was warm all the way to the bottom, same as the day before. They were biting Sunday in the warm water, but not on Monday. The Lake got rough before the day was done and the trip home was a real adventure. Today the fishing was much better. We started out in 90 feet of water (fow) north and trolled out to 350 fow. we hit our first fish in in 110 fow. We boated some nice mature Kings, a couple Coho, and several Steelhead. Not much rigger action. Wire divers and coppers were the ticket today for us. A 8″ Chrome Killer Spin Doctor/ Green Gasoline Dreamweaver Meat Rig out 185 on a high wire diver was good for several fish. We had 10″ Kevin’s Girlfriend Spin Doctors/Green Mile Big Water Meat Rigs on the other high diver and a low wire. They both took fish. The high was out 150 and the low 130. Our best coppers were a 150 with a regular size Blue Educator Fuzzy Bear Spoon, a 300 with a 10″ Chrome Killer Spin Doctor/Green Gasoline Dreamweaver Rig, and a 350 with a 10″ Blue Bubble Spin Doctor/Glow Blue Bubble Action Fly. We use Dreamweaver Premium Strips in all our meat rigs.