Fished up north again today. Set up in 100 feet of water and trolled north along the Bank.First thing we noticed was the strong current from the north. We were backed all the way down and had two bags in and were still doing 2.1 at the ball on our Fish Hawk. Our rigger were set at 70, 80, & 90 feet. Our big White Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly took our first King. The 80 ft. rigger with a pair of Dreamweaver Super Breads went next. From then on most our fish came on our wire divers and coppers. We took quite a few Kings on 10″ Spin Doctor/Big Water Meat Rigs and Erie Dearie Herring Strips. A 10″ Blue Bubble/Blue Moo was good on a 350 copper. We will be fishing out of Manistee the next few days in preparation for the MCSFA Budweiser Pro / Am fishing tournament this weekend.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
Tough fishing today. We didn’t get the early bite this morning. Not sure if there really was much of one. We marked a lot of fish and bait in 90 to 100 feet of water yesterday just south of the Point and all the way to the 06’s. So thats where we set up today, at the Point. We only had a few rods set when a high wire back 145′ with a mag Fuzzy Bear Yellowtail fired. Then our chute rigger down 80′ took off, another nice King. So far so good, but that was it. The bait and fish were not there like yesterday. Talked to a friend on the radio and they were marking bait and fish out a little deeper, 110′ to 120′. We moved out there and the graph looked good but no more bites. We put out some meat rigs and moved out to deeper water. We rode quite a while before we hit our next fish. It was on a low wire diver out 170′ with a 10″ Chrome Blue Spin Doctor/Blue Thunder Meat Rig and a Erie Dearie Herring Strip. After a pretty good run it got off. We reset the rod and it wasn’t out too long when it fired again. This one didn’t get away. We were in 280 feet of water and it looked like we had something figured out, not so. We didn’t hit another fish until we were pulling lines. After a good fight that one got off too. Most of the boats we talked to were also having a hard time getting anything going. The full moon last night didn’t help things and neither did the bright sun. The fish and bait are there. We had a good crew today and we tried hard to get more cooperation from the fish but they weren’t buying it. We are hoping for some south wind to get the Bank set up again.