Fishing was good today off the Bank north of Ludington. We caught a mixed bag consisting of 2 Coho, 2 Lake Trout, 1 Steelhead and 7 Kings. Our biggest King was an 18 pounder. We set up in 110 fow in the low 01’s and trolled north to the 04’s before we turned back south, working between 100 & 135 fow. We marked good fish and bait in 130 feet, but took most of our fish in 110. It was a spoon bite for us. We only had 3 meat bites and they were all on a 10″ Mountain Dew Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Meat Rig out 180 on a high wire diver. A Super Slim Beefeater on a 200 copper took 2 fish. A 350 copper with a Yeck 55 Lighting spoon went twice. We got 1 and lost 1. A glow Bloody Nose spoon with black dots on an 8 color core took the 18 pounder. The Steelhead came on a 5 color core with a Super Slim Steelie Stomper. Our big White Paddle that has been real good for us on our chute rigger never took a hit, but a regular size Dreamweaver EVM spoon stacked 10 feet above it took a nice King. Our chute was 95 down when the King hit. We took 4 fish on our out downs rigged with spoons, 2 at 65 ft., 1 at 45, & 1 at 75 feet. A regular Fuzzy Bear Frozen Veggie on a 12 color core went twice but we didn’t get either one.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
We ran a two boat group charter today with the Dreamweaver. The fishing was good. We got an early start leaving the dock at 5:00 a.m. We set up north off the Bank in 130 fow. The fish were biting right away. We went 4 for 5 while we were setting lines. A pair of Dreamweaver Beefeaters down 58 ft. on an out down took our first and third fish. A 11″ White Dreamweaver Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly 100 down on the chute went and we landed a nice King on that rig. The other out down set at 70 with a pair of glow spoons went twice and we got 1 and missed 1. The morning bite was over fairly quickly. Then we just picked away the rest of the trip. Our hot rod was a 250 copper with a regular size Fuzzy Bear Frozen Veggie. It went 4 times. Our high wire divers were productive. A 10″ Mountain Dew Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Big Water Meat Rig out 220 took a couple fish and a 10″ Blue Chrome NBK Spin Doctor/Blue Thunder Big Water Meat Rig out 200 took 3 fish. We took 1 and broke 1 off on 10″ White Crush Spin Doctor/Froggie Big Water Meat Rig out 160 on a low wire diver. We took a Steelhead on a 5 color core with a Yeck Fire Ball. We had our big Paddle on the chute rigger stacked with a regular size Fuzzy Bear Ally Cat and that went twice and the Paddle went a couple more times. We fished mostly between 120 & 160 fow between the 01’s & 05’s. The fish count was pretty even between both boats but we did beat them by 2 fish. Dreamweaver caught the big one weighing 16.5 lbs., beating us out by 6 onces.