Good fishing up north again today. We set up in the 01’s and in 100 FOW and took it north. Lots of boat traffic made it tough to get any lead core or copper rods out early. We took most of our fish on our wire divers. We didn’t have any spoon bites. When the boats spread out a little we put a couple plugs out on some coppers. The Natural Glow Captains Choice Cut Plug on a 250 took 2 big Kings and a Chrome Red Head Captains Choice Cut Plug on a 200 took 1. We didn’t have them out very long because of boat traffic and steady action on our Spin Doctors and Big Water Meat Rigs on our wires. We didn’t have any rigger bites for the first hour and a half. We took off our spoons and put an 8″ Show Time Spin Doctor/Moo Moo Big Water Rig 65 down on one out down and a 4th of July rig 70 down on the other. We took fish on both of those but never had the chute rigger go all day. Our high wires had a 10″ Glow Blade Blue Bubble Spin Doctor/Blue Moo Big Water Rig on one and and a 10″ White Crush Mountain Dew Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Big Water Rig on the other. They were out 250 feet. The lows were a 10″ Show Time Spin Doctor/Moo Moo Big Water Rig out 165 and a 8″ Blue Chrome Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Big water Rig out 170. They were all going good. It was a slow troll going north and a little faster going south for us.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
Very good fishing up north this evening. We postponed our morning trip due to rough conditions until this afternoon. Our crew was fired up after waiting all day. We ran up to the 06’s in 130 FOW and trolled south with the waves. We were trying to keep the speed about 2.5 to 2.4 at the ball on our Fish Hawk but we were faster than that on the north side of the point. Our riggers were set at 85, 95, & 105 on the chute. Our wires were out 300 on the highs & 200 on the lows. We had flashers and meat rigs on every rod. We ran a 300 & 350 copper on each side. They all had 10″ Spin Doctors and Big Water Meat Rigs on them. They each only went once because the action was so good we couldn’t get them back out. Our high wires were hot. We had a 10″ Blue Bubble Slick Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Big Water Rig on one and a 8″ Blue Chrome Spin Doctor/Blue UV Big Water Rig on the other. We fished between 110 & 150 FOW from the 06’s to 01:50. We hit fish on both the south and north troll. Our crew members were experienced fisherman and that helped. We were done by 7:00 P.M.