We only had 2 fish in the box out of the 7 we hit on the bank this morning. It wasn’t our anglers fault, the fish just didn’t hook up good. They were stripping the meat off our wire divers and not getting hooked. We ended up trolling southwest from the 07’s out to 460 Fow. It was just a slow pick all morning. Our big King on the morning trip weighed 22 lbs. and took a regular Fuzzy Bear Frozen Veggie on a 200 copper. The afternoon fishing was better again today. We set up at 02:50 in 240 FOW and trolled north. We only had 3 rods set when an out down at 45 ft. with a pair of Yeck Copperheads took a nice Steelhead. We turned southeast when we hit the 04’s and our action really picked up. Our chute rigger with regular Fuzzy Bear Yellow tails down 65 took a 19 pound King and a high wire diver out 155 with a 10″ Mountain Dew Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Meat Rig took our biggest King, a 21 pounder. We took it in to 120 FOW of f the bank and trolled south. We were marking suspended bait and fish and the fish were biting. Riggers 45, 55, 65, wire divers out 170 & 140,10 color cores and 200 & 250 coppers. Based on what we are seeing tonight they should be biting in the morning on the bank.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
The afternoon fishing has been better for us than the morning the last two days. The morning bite has been slow on the bank. Our best fishing has been north of the point between 160 and 240 FOW. We only had one rigger bite this morning but we had several this afternoon. A pair of Yeck Copperheads 53 down on an out down took two Steelhead. The chute rigger set at 65 with regular Fuzzy Bear Yellowtails took a Laker and had another bite. Dreamweaver SS Lemon Limes down 50ft. on the other out down took a King. Our biggest fish of the day came on a 200 copper with a Fuzzy Bear Frozen Veggie on it. A regular Dreamweaver Beefeater on a 300 copper went twice. Our high wire out 180 with the White Crush Mountain Dew Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Big Water Meat Rig went twice this morning and once this afternoon. We were going to spend the last hour of the P.M. trip on the bank, but a thunder storm cut our trip short.