The group we had today wanted to fish offshore so we headed southwest looking for warm water. We found a break in about 200 FOW that went from 44 degrees to 54 degrees and set up there. We trolled east and west between 200 & 300 FOW. It took a while before we hit our first fish. It hit a low wire with a 10″ Glow Blade Spin Doctor/Blue Moo out 70 feet. That was the only low wire bite we had. We were running Slide Divers for our highs and took 2 fish on those. A Dreamweaver SS Green Jeans on a 3 color core took our biggest fish. Our best rod was a 10″ White Crush Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Big Water Meat Rig on a 200 copper. It went three times. We also took fish on a big White Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly down 40 on the chute rigger and on a regular Fuzzy Bear Yellowtail down 35 on an out down. An SS Beefeater on a 10 color took a King too. Our action slowed the last hour or so. We usually get some Steelhead bites later in the morning, but not today.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
We fished the pier heads and PM Lake today. Only 2 other charter boats out and they started there too. After the fishing slowed they ran offshore and didn’t find much. There are some sharp temperature breaks out there but not many fish on them. We never got a good report so we stayed inside and picked away at the Kings. Same program as yesterday. Our hot set-up today was a 10″ White Crush Glow Blade Spin Doctor/Blue Moo Big Water Meat Rig out 35 ft. on a low wire diver. A mag Dreamweaver Beefeater was good again today out 45 on a slide diver. We varied our rigger depths form 13 to as deep as 38 feet when water depth allowed. We had some rigger bites, but our divers took most of our fish. A 10″ White Crush Glow Blade Spin Doctor/Green Mirage Strong Fly 20 down was our best rigger bait.