Fished south again today setting up in 120 feet of water. We took 2 fish early. We took a King on a mag glow spoon on a 225 copper and a nice Coho on a 175 copper with a mag Fuzzy Bear Green Skinny Jeans. We marked some bait near the surface and a few fish but the large schools of bait we saw yesterday were gone. We didn’t have any more bites so we headed west for deeper water. We trolled for 3 miles without a bite then we took the King pictured above on a 225 copper with a UV Blue Dolphin Super Slim. We took a Steelhead on a 7.5 color core with a Yeck Fireball. We hit a big fish in he middle of a turn on a 225 copper with a Yeck 66 Lighting spoon. It ran out a lot of line, got tangled in one of our cores, and got off. All our bites today came on coppers & cores.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
Fished south again today. We had 15 rods set before a Coho took a Captain’s Choice Natural Glow plug on a 225 copper. It went again later in the morning but we didn’t get the fish. The big King pictured above hit a regular size DW Green Skinny Jeans on a 225 copper. We took another Coho on a 300 copper with a regular size DW Raspberry Carbon. Our high wire divers were our best rods today. The starboard high out 285 with a 10″ White Slick Spin Doctor/Pickled Sunshine Dreamweaver Meat Rig went 3 times and a 10″ Yellow Sparkler Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Big Water Meat Rig out 250 went 4 times on our port high diver. We took 1 of our bigger Kings on a low wire diver out 165 with an 8″ Chrome Killer Spin Doctor/Green Mile Dreamweaver Meat Rig. With the exception of 2 bumps on an out down set at 80 feet with a pair of DW Blue Skinny Jeans we didn’t have any rigger action. We have the next 2 days off and weather permitting will be back on the water Saturday. We use Dreamweaver Premium Strips in all our meat rigs, Morgan’s Tackle copper on all our copper rods & Morgan’s wire on all our wire rods.
We fished a mid-morning charter today. Our crew was part of a bachelor party and opted not to start at our usual 5:00 a.m. start time. We left the dock at 8:40 a.m. and headed southwest of Ludington Harbor. We set up in 100 feet of water (fow) and trolled southwest. The surface temp was 53 degrees. The Lake was dead calm and bugs were in the air. Perfect for Steelhead we thought. Our first bite was on a 3 color core with a Super Slim Starburst. It was about a 3 lb. King. Next bite was a 7 color core with a regular size Dreamweaver Michigan Coyote, another King. We heard reports of good size Kings biting on meat the last few days so we put some out on our divers and 1 rig on a 250 copper. We were running Dreamweaver’s new Premium Strips on all our meat rigs. The King pictured right hit a high wire diver out 110 ft. with a 10″ Yellow Sparkle Spin Doctor/UV On Ice Big Water Meat Rig. Our wire divers were good. Our other high wire with a 10″ Margareta Spin Doctor/Green UV Big Water Rig out 135 took two Kings. Our low wires were out 130 & 150 and each went once. Our 250 copper with a 10″ Kevorkian Spin Doctor/UV On Ice Big Water Rig went twice. We had a regular size DW Green Signature Series spoon (pictured below left) on a 10 color core that took our two biggest fish. We took fish on 3, 7, 8, 10 color cores, our 250 copper and all 4 wire divers. We missed two fish on our riggers. We trolled down to the high 51’s and turned back north. We made it out as far as 175 feet, but our best action was around 150 fow. Our crew had to get back to wedding practice so we pulled lines at 1:00 p.m. No Steelhead, but we were more than happy with the Kings. We had great action especially for a flat calm sunny day.