Had to reschedule yesterdays trip due the strong northwest winds. Lots of cold water around Ludington so we decided to back out deep to the stable water and try our luck. We went straight out and a little south again today setting up in the 40’s west. We ran pretty much the same program as Tuesday. We trolled between the 40’s & 46’s. Our out troll was our best. We didn’t have any rod that was real hot. Just about everyone took at least one fish. We had a plug on a 10 color that went three times. The surface temp was 68 degrees and it was 57 down 50 feet. This was a little colder than Tuesday so we figured the fish would be about in the same area, maybe a little higher. There we a lot of fish in the top 65 feet, but there were a lot deeper too. Our deepest came 80 down on a Yeck Wart Frog. Our high wire diver with a 10″ Glow Blade Blue Bubble/Blue Moo didn’t go today so we replaced it with a 10″ Blue Bubble SlickSpin Doctor/Cold Steel Big Water Rig and dropped it back to 185′ and then it started going. Our regular size Dreamweaver Beefeaters took some fish 50 down on an out down. We had a Casper Glow Blue Kingfisher/Blue Thunder Big Water Rig 65 down on the chute rigger that was steady. We also put a Blue Aurora Glow Kingfisher/Blue Thunder Big Water Rig on a 300 copper and that went three times. A regular Fuzzy Bear Modified Blue Dolphin on a 200 copper went twice. A DW Super Slim Chiznit on an 8 color core took some fish for us. The boats that went north of the point on the bank did well too.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
Fantastic fishing today! We went a little south and out deep today. Most of the boats were in the 51’s to 53’s so we set up north of that in the middle of the 41’s west.The surface temp was 72 and it was 62 down 50 feet. Our out downs were set at 40 & 55 and the chute rigger was down 65. We had a pair of Yeck Wart Frogs on one and a pair of regular Dreamweaver Beefeaters on the other. The chute rigger had a Casper Glow Kingfisher Flasher and a Blue Moo Big Water Meat Rig on it. Our wire divers were hot. Our highs were out 110 & 120 ft. and the lows were out 85 & 95 ft. Three of the divers had 10″ Spin Doctors/Big Water Meat Rigs on them and one had a 10″ White Crush Spin Doctor/Green Mirage Strong Fly on it. All our divers took fish but the ones with the meat were most productive. We our usual setups on them, White Crush Mountain Dew/Cold Steel, Glow Blade Blue Bubble/Blue Moo and Show Time/Moo Moo. Most of our Kings were taken the divers. Our cores were 7,8, & 10 colors and we had two 200 coppers out. They all had spoons on them and they all took at least one fish. We trolled out to the 48 line but our bites stopped in the 46’s. We made an in troll and finished up in the 42’s. Most of our Kings were taken in the 42’s & 43’s and the Coho & Steelhead in the 44’s to 46’s.