The bite was a little better on the bank this morning but not as good as we expected after what we saw last night. We started in 100 FOW and hit a King on a low wire out 118 with a 8″ Blue Bubble Spin Doctor/Blue Fairways Strong Fly. That fish came in tough. We had to keep the boat slowed way down so our guy get him in. We hit one more in 100 ft. but didn’t get him. The Dreamweaver boat was hitting fish out in 140 so we turned out. Both starboard wire divers fired but we only got one of those fish. The water was still cold, 43 degrees down 50 feet. We worked north to the high 05’s between 140 and into 80 FOW but didn’t have much action. We took it out to 260 Fow and pretty much spent the rest of the morning trolling southeast and northwest. Overall it was a slow day. All the fish we hit were good size Kings. Our biggest today was a 21 pounder taken on a Dreamweaver Captain’s Choice Green Glow Black Ladderback Cut Plug ran on a 5 color core. We hit fish on an 7 color core with a SS Beefeater and our wire divers with 10″ Spin Doctors and Big Water Meat Rigs. Our Last fish came on a 10″ Show Time Spin Doctor/Moo Moo Big water rig on a 300 copper.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
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.