We fished up north on the Bank the last two days. Had a good early bite yesterday taking four mature Kings. The bite didn’t last long, and then it was slow going. We hit a few more fish all on the north troll. There were some boats getting bites on a south troll but not us. Our high wire divers out 140 & 150 with 10” Spin Doctors and Big Water Meat Rigs were our best rods. We took all our fish between 80 & 110 FOW. Today they were biting good until the storm hit. We had an 11” Green Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly down 70’ on our chute rigger. It went before we could set our out downs. Our out downs with glow spoons set at 50 & 60 ft. both took fish and a high wire diver out 170 with a 10” Glow Blade Blue Bubble Spin Doctor/Blue Moo Big Water Meat Rig went too. We went 7 for 8, all Kings, then the storm hit and shut things down. It was dead for us for and hour or so then the action picked back up. Our best rods were our Spin Doctor/Big Water Meat rig combos. The 10” White Crush Mountain Dew/Cold Steel Big Water Rig out 150’ on a high wire diver went three times. Our other high wire out 170 with the Blue Bubble went again. A Clear Blade Dark Green Tape Spin Doctor/Green Mile Big Water Rig on a 10-color core took a nice King and so did a 10”Black Crush Spin Doctor/Cracked Ice Big Water Rig out 90’ on a low wire diver. Most of our fish came between 70 and 100 FOW. We did hit a couple in 140 FOW when we swung out to make a turn. There were a few pods of suspended bait out there too.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
Fishing was slow yesterday on the Bank. The heavy fog didn’t help maters. We ended up dodging lots of boats without radar. We took three mature Kings before pulling off and heading offshore. We set up in the 00’s and 38’s and trolled west to the 40’s. We took a Steelhead and a Lake Trout and lost one other Steelie before we headed in. No fog today. It was a beautiful sunrise and not too rough. We went back to the Bank and set up in 100 fow in the 01’s and took it north. The temp was 42 degrees down 60 ft. We hit 3 fish, all Lakers, and landed 2 of them before we hit the Point. Once we got north of the Stick we started marking some suspended bait and fish. From the 03:50’s to the 07’s we hit 6 Kings and boated four of them. Our high wire diver with the White Crush Mountain Dew Spin Doctor/ Cold Steel Big Water Meat Rig out 140 fired 3 times. We also took a nice King on a 10-color core on a Fuzzy Bear Frosted Veggie. The fishing seems to be getting better. Hope the big blow tonight & tomorrow doesn’t mess thing up.