6/14/16, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report
My clients from Manistee fished with me again today and had similar success as yesterday taking their limits of 32 walleyes plus three jumbo perch as a bonus too. The perch were about 13 inches long and thicker than some of the walleyes the caught. The bite today was just about as intense as yesterday, but it was a lighter bite with a lot more fish lost today compared to yesterday. We hooked over 50 walleyes today to net 32 of them. Most of our fish today came off the bottom as the higher lines I ran did not seem to produce nearly as many hits compared to the deeper sets. I marked few fish up high today, so they just seemed to be hanging out on the bottom mostly today. We fished the same general area today as yesterday making two long passes over several miles of water and catching fish all along the way. We did have a luls in the action today though, which we did not experience yesterday. That happened when the wind died down at the end of the trip. Eventually though they turned back on. Various, drastically different patterns of spinner/crawler rigs took about equal hits today, so color did not seem to be very important. A trolling speed of 1.4 mph was best today and anything over 1.5 resulted in a slowing of the bite. Going too slow also did not work as well either. I was constantly adjusting the speed today with the erratic winds. It's always fun to take people fishing that are from my home town as we can BS about local stuff their from Ski-town.
Capt. Mike Veine