We heard a couple good reports about the skinny water fishing north of Ludington yesterday so we decided to go north and give it a try. We trolled from the mouth of the Lincoln River to the State Park Bathhouse between 10 and 20 feet of water and never had a bite. The water was flat calm, clear and the sun was shining bright. Not necessarily the best conditions for fishing the beach. We pulled lines and ran back south to try for some Lake Trout. We set up in about the same place we fished on Saturday and trolled south. It didn’t take long to catch our first Trout. We ended up catching our 3 man limit of Lakers and released 2 more that hit when we were pulling lines. We also took a good size King on a 7.5 color lead core with a Dreamweaver UV Blue Dolphin Super Slim. All our Trout today came on 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors and Whirly Gigs. Most of the action was on our wire diver rods. We took 2 fish bouncing bottom on our chute rigger. Our best rig today was a Chrome Spin Doctor/Lemon Twist Whirly Gig.
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Finally fishing! We took the boat out for a shakedown trip this morning. We started in Ludington Harbor to see if we could catch some Browns. We spent a couple hours trolling there and took 3 Browns and a good size Laker. We missed a Brown too. Three of the bites came on DW Super Slims spoons and two hit F 11 Rapalas. Two of the fish on Super Slims came on a small Slide Diver out 14 ft. with a 75 ft. lead. We were satisfied catching the Browns so we pulled lines and headed out & south to try for Lake Trout. The Trout fishing was real good. It didn’t take long to boat our four man limit. We set up in front of the Project and trolled south. Most of our fish came on wire divers fished on or near the bottom with Dreamweaver Whirly Gigs behind 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors. Our best Whirly Gig was the Chrome Blue Yellow Dot with Glow Wings, pictured below. We took three Trout on riggers. Two came on regular size DW Lemon Lime spoons 40ft. down on an out down and we took one on a UV Blue Dolphin Super Slim 44 ft. down on the other out down. Fishing is very good and we have several open dates this month.