We fished south of Ludington today. The west wind made for tough trolling. It was hard to keep the boat straight and maintain a good speed. We fished between 70 and 110 feet of water. We started in 70 and the bottom temp was good but later in the morning the water warmed and we had to move out deeper. Our wire divers fished on or near the bottom took most of our fish today. Our dodgers/spin-n-glos took a couple more than our 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors/WhirlyGigs.
Archives for June 2016
Good fishing again today. No doubles or triples but the action was steady. After losing the first 2 fish our crew didn’t lose another one that hooked up. We fished south of Ludington between 70 and 90 feet of water. Our wire divers fished on or near the bottom were once again our hot rods. We took 2 fish on a rigger with a set of silver cow bells and a blue & silver Spin-N-Glo. Three fish came on a high wire diver with a chrome dodger/yellow Spin-N-Glo. The rest of our catch came on 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors with either a Spin-N-Glo or a Dreamweaver WhirlGig. I’m really likening the WhirlyGig. It seems to ride just a little higher than a Spin-N-Glo and doesn’t get as weeded up as they do.
We had a fun time today participating in the 2nd annual Fish On for Freedom event for veterans. Our five vets were all from Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 528 in Plymouth Michigan. We set up in 95 feet of water south of Ludington harbor. It was slow going for the first couple hours – no bites -no fish. We kept trolling south and finally found the fish. Our hot rods were our wire divers fished on or near the bottom. Eight inch Chrome Spin Doctors trailed by Spin-N-Glos and Dreamweaver’s new WhirlyGigs were the hot ticket today. We took 3 Lakers on dodgers and Spin-N-Glos. The Vets did a great landing the fish. We only lost a couple that were hooked up. The picture of them on the dock shows 13 fish, but we caught 14. There was a little confusion when the picture was taken and 1 of our big fish got left out of the pic. At the awards ceremony all 31 boats weighed their heaviest 3 fish. Our 3 fish total weight was 45.15 lbs. That was good for 1st place. We took 2nd place in the big fish division. Our biggest trout weighed 17 lbs. even. It got beat out by a 17.1 lb. Laker. The event was well run and a good time was had by all. We are already looking forward to participating again next year.
We ran an afternoon trip today fishing south of Ludington Harbor between 70 and 100 feet of water. Our primary target was Lake Trout. We had 4 wire divers and 3 riggers fishing on or near the bottom. We took 1 Trout on a dodger/Spin-N-Glo. Three came on 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors/Spin-N-Glos and four came on 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors trailed by Dreamweaver’s new WhirlyGigs. We had out a couple high cores and took a feisty Steelhead on a Super Slim Magic Man on a 3 color core. It was a fun trip with the weather and fish both cooperating.
We fished south of Ludington today targeting Lake Trout between 70 and 100 feet of water. The action was slow. I don’t think the full moon or the approaching high pressure system helped things any. All of our bites came on 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors trailed by Spin-N-Glos except the Laker pictured below. We got that one on a UV WhirlyGig , a new product from Dreamweaver. Our crew did a great job landing the fish that bit. We had 7 trout bites and they landed the 6 that hooked up. We had 2 rigger bites and the rest came on wire divers fished on or near the bottom. We had a couple high cores out hoping to get a Steelhead or King. A small Coho took a Super Slim Magic Man on a 3 color core that they opted to throw back and let grow. We talked to a couple boats fishing offshore and their action was slow too. It took the full trip, but our crew got their Lake Trout limit.
We fished south of Ludington today between 70 and 100 feet of water. All our bites came on divers fished on or near the bottom. We were fishing dodgers and 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors trailed by various Spin-N-Glos. The conditions were less than perfect for trout fishing. The waves were building all morning and when we pulled lines they were measuring 4.8 ft. at the buoy.
We fished approximately the same area south of Ludington as we fished yesterday. Our crew got delayed this morning so we didn’t get away from the dock until 7:00 a.m. Despite the late start we still had a good day. We had 2 rigger bites today. Both of them were on Dreamweaver’s new Lake Trout Rig behind a dodger. The rest of our fish came on high wire divers with dodgers & Spin-N-Glos fished on or near the bottom. We had some high lead cores out hoping to catch a silver fish, but they didn’t go.
We fished south of Ludington Harbor today working between 70 and 100 feet of water. The last time we fished out there the bottom temp was 51 degrees. Today it was 41 degrees. We didn’t mark a lot of fish, but we still had good action. We were running 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors and dodgers with various Spin-N-Glo’s behind them. Today the dodgers out fished the Spin Doctors. Our high wire divers were our best rods. All our riggers and divers were fished on or near the bottom.
We had a 2 boat charter today with Lie-A-Lot Charters. Both boats fished south of Ludington working between 70 and 100 feet of water. The action was steady. Our primary target species was Lake Trout. We took our Lakers running our divers and riggers on or near the bottom. We were using both dodgers and Chrome 8″ Spin Doctors with various Spin-N-Glos behind them. Today Spin Doctors took more fish than the dodgers. We ran 3, 5, 7.5 & 10 color cores hoping to pick up a big King or Steelhead. We had a Capt. Gary UV Super Slim on one of our 3 color cores and took 2 nice Steelhead on it. We caught a small throw back Coho and a small king on our other 3 color with a Tangerine Super Slim. Our crew had fun fighting and landing these fish. We expect the action to hold up for a while, so if you would like to sample our June fishery in Ludington give us a call and we will hook you up.