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.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
The water flipped last night at the point. We ran north and were going to set up in the 02’s, but the surface temp was 55 degrees. We kept running and set up in the high 03’s. The surface temp came up to 67 so we thought we would try it there. It didn’t take long to get our first bite. It hit a glow spoon on an out down set at 40 feet. We had 3, 5, 7, 8, & 10 color cores out. We were running plugs on most of them. The 3’s, 5’s & a 7 color core took some hits, but the 8 & 10 color rode. Our best action was between 70 and 100 FOW through the 04’s & 05’s. The action slowed way down around 8:30 a.m. for us so we decided to find a new spot . We heard of boats getting good size & numbers south and out form the 37’s to the 43’s. It was too far for us to run south that late in the morning so we ran straight off the point out to 37:50 and trolled west. We hit 6 fish out there and boated three of them. Two of our fish today were over 23 lbs. One of the 23 pounders came on a 10″ Show Time Spin Doctor/Moo Moo Big Water Meat Rig. The other one took a Hot Veggie Super Slim on a 7 color core.