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5/23/16 @ 4:05 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MEMBER since 4/13/06

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

5/23/16, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

After a customer cancelled day off the water on Saturday, we tried fishing Sunday, but the stiff, easterly wind forced us to fish very close to Au Gres and eventually the big waves also forced us to curtail the trip too with a light catch. Today though we had just the opposite conditions with dead flat water with about zero wind speed, and super, bright sunshine all day. We ran to where we had caught good numbers of fish on Thursday and Friday, but even though I was marking a lot of fish there, the bite was super light. We still ended up catching 20 keeper walleyes and four nice yellow perch, but we probably lost twice as many walleyes as we caught in the process, which is frustrating. The fish would just latch onto the lures and not pull hard enough to drive the hooks in and when on the way to the boat, they would shake free. That's why they call it fishing and not catching though and even though the bite was tough, my clients still had a lot of fun and took home a good catch of walleyes. They also caught two jumbo, channel catfish too, which both went over 10 pounds. We caught all our fish trolling slowly with spinner/crawler rigs. I didn't notice any preference in color today, but the speed had to be below 1.4 mph to get any hits, which likely exacerbating the poor hook to catch ratio too. We also caught almost all our fish off the planer boards with the middle and outside boards outperformed the inside boards too, indicating spooky fish in the glass, calm waters with bright sunshine. We caught all our fish right on the bottom today as any lures trolled up higher were ignored. The bites came in spurts today too with long lulls followed by short bursts of action. We mainly trolled in 17 to 19 feet of water, but towards the end of the trip, we did troll in shallower and got a spurt of action there too.

Capt. Mike Veine

5/23/16, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

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5/19/16 @ 1:24 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MEMBER since 4/13/06

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

5/19/16, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

After a stint off the water to attend the Arm Wrestling Nationals in New Jersey, and also a couple days in the U.P working on my hunting property, I had to do a lot of research to narrow down a good fishing spot, especially after all the heavy winds over the weekend. I ended up changing locations completely from where I last fished on Thursday and it was a good call too as we got into some good action right after setting lines. We pulled a 24 fish limit in just 2.5 hour of fishing, which was steady action with only one lull when the wind shifted. We also caught two jumbo, yellow perch and a 12 pound catfish as bonus fish too. We trolled in waters from 15 to 20 feet deep pulling spinner/crawler rigs near the bottom at 1.4 to 1.6 mph. Color did not mater as we took fish about equally on different patterns from bright colors to more natural ones. In the calm, sunny conditions, almost all our fish were taken off the Church Tackle Walleye boards with only the perch coming off the flatlines. We fished in one direction over about three miles of water too, so the fish there were pretty spread out. We did make a turn towards the end of the trip and did catch them well trolling in different directions. The bite was pretty light today as we lost at least a dozen fish in the process of limiting out.

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5/12/16 @ 3:03 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MEMBER since 4/13/06

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

5/12/16, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

Over the last three days I had clients from Nebraska and Indiana scheduled to fish all three days in a row with me. Tuesday was a blow day though with east winds to 26 knots, so we had to cancel that trip. They ended up fishing for steelhead on the Au Sable River as a fun backup plan. Yesterday we did fish all day, but the big winds from Tuesday ended riling up the water and the bite was very slow for Saginaw Bay standards as they ended up three fish short of their combined walleye limits. The bite was also very light too with more fish lost than caught. We had to troll very slow to get them to bite on Tuesday, which was made hard by the stiff northeast wind blowing well up into the teens pretty much all day long. I had to deploy two driftsocks at times just to slow us down to the 1.3 mph speed that they wanted. We started out today trying a trolling pass right out in front of Au Gres starting off in 35' of water and trolling towards the river mouth. We marked a lot of fish there, but after a long stint with no bites, we pulled lines and ran to where we had been fishing yesterday. The bite there was better than yesterday, but it was sporadic. We would catch a few fish quickly, but when we trolled through that same spot just a short time later, the fish there would be gone. Then it was a guessing game to troll towards where I thought the fish might have swam off too. Fortunately I guessed right most of the time and my clients pulled their limits before noon. I even got to catch some fish for dinner too. We did best in waters 20 to 25 feet deep fishing near two poorly (illegally) marked commercial fishing nets. We pulled spinner/crawler rigs with red/silver being the preferred pattern today . We caught most of our fish close to the bottom, but some did hit suspended rigs too. The bite was very light as we lost about as many as we got today. Today the best trolling speed was on the slow side as anything over 1.4 mph did not produce any hits. The water had cleared up some today, so that helped the catch for sure. I will be taking some time off the water to compete in the USAF National Arm Wrestling Championships in Atlantic City. I'll be back on the water next week.

 

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5/8/16 @ 7:01 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

5/8/16, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report


We have had very tough fishing conditions over the last three days with fronts coming through the region bringing constantly shifting winds, which tends to make the walleyes bite less and lighter. None-the-less, the last three charters were productive with today's clients, who are long time college buddies from LSU, managed to catch their limits of nice walleyes. This trio are repeat clients that live all over MI, and are good fishermen that are fun to fish with. It took us eight hours to accomplish their limits with the best action coming during the afternoon. In fact we only had a few fish in the box by 11:00. We had winds from just about every direction today, some of which were pretty strong too. Whenever the wind would switch or die down, the bite would slow or stop, but when we had the same wind for an hour or so, the action would pick up. We caught all our fish today using spinner/crawler rigs baited with a half a night crawler. Slower trolling speeds worked best at 1.3 to 1.4 mph. We used bottom bouncers, but probably caught half our fish a few feet off bottom, which the other half came right off the bottom. We did best in waters over 20 feet deep this afternoon. No color preference was apparent as they hit everything I had in the water about equally with bright florescent spinners and natural ones too. The lite bite over the last few days results in loosing over half the fish hooked even for good fishermen.

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5/3/16 @ 3:53 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MEMBER since 4/13/06

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

5/3/16, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

My clients today from southeast Michigan enjoyed a beautiful day on the Bay today catching their limits of nice walleyes. I even got to catch my limit at the end of the trip too, and just enjoyed a fresh grilled walleye dinner, which was delicious. We started out the morning in the same spot where we fished yesterday, but after no bites there, we picked up and moved to another spot. We caught a couple fish in the second spot right away, but that bite died as we trolled with the wind into the area where I expected to catch fish. We then headed back further south and had slow, but steady action there until the wind picked up a bit and then the fish really turned on there big time. We caught about 205 walleyes from 10:30 through 12:30 so that timeframe saw the best action. Our fish today were all 18 to 25 inchers with most being over 20" for a big pile of filets at days end. We fished in water temps of 47 to 48 degrees and caught all our fish on spinner/crawler rigs trolled near the bottom with bottom/bouncers. Both bright and natural colors all worked well with no real preference shown. We did best with a trolling speed of 1.6 mph and caught them going both with and into the wind going back and forth over the school My new electric speed control on my Mercury 9.9 ProKicker is really helping me to dial in the exact speed, which I'm sure boosts our catch. My clients today were great on the rods too, bringing in the fish like pros, which also really helps to boost the catch. With the super generous, eight fish limit this year, anglers that do well on the rods stand a lot better chance of limiting out, especially with the light bite that is common during the spring. Smooth reeling, keeping the board from bouncing around, maintaining a constant 90 degree angle of the rod in relation to the fish after board removal with constant pressure (no slack) are the main ingredients to success there.

 

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4/29/16 @ 4:51 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
4/29/16, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

We had a good bite going for the first few hours of the charter this morning taking 20 nice walleyes in about three hours of fishing. Then the wind did a quick, 90 degree shift and the bite slowed considerably. My clients from the Frankenmuth/Saginaw area still amassed a bountiful catch of walleyes though that were all chunky, 18 to 25 inchers. We did take one pre-spawn female, but the rest were an assortment of post spawn males and females. We caught all our fish today on spinner/crawler rigs trolled at about 1.4 mph near the bottom. Color did not mater as all rigs I had out were hit about equally. The water was riled up from the big, northeast winds over the last couple days and the water temperature is still pretty cold for this time of year at just 46 degrees. Oddly, I have a Saturday opening in my schedule for tomorrow, but after that I am booked solid for several weeks. If I don't book a last minute charter, I plan to fix or enhance a couple minor things on the boat and also give it a thorough scrub job since they are calling for some sunshine tomorrow.

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8/21/15 @ 6:51 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MOON PHASE (39%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
8/21/15, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

We had to delay our departure on today's charter until about 9:30 am due to high winds. It blew very hard the last several days with winds yesterday over 40 knots at time. I didn't know what to expect when I headed out having not been able to fish in days. We did go through a lot of riled up water in patches, but the area we fished was not too bad with visibility about 3-4 feet down into the water. The first four hours of the charter were pretty slow with only 4 or 5 walleyes making it into the box. The second half though was better as the wind died down and things settled down a bit. At first we had to make west to east trolling passes, but when it died down and switched to the southwest, we were able to circle around in an area where we found some semi-active fish. The bite was very light today with all fish barely hooked. My clients from Pinckney, MI though did very good on the rods today and as a result they went home with their limits of walleyes. We only caught two undersized walleyes today and all our keepers were in the 19 to 26 inch range for a nice sized box of fish. They also caught one yellow perch (kept) a couple catfish and one sheephead (thrown back). We did get raided some by white perch today that stole a lot of crawlers. Most of the fish were marked on the bottom today, but with all the perch down there with the walleyes we had to keep the lures a few feet off bottom to keep things running efficiently. Trolling speeds of 1.7 to 1.8 mph were best. I pulled all 3 ounce bottom bouncers with spinner/crawler rigs. The color did not mater as everything got hit about equally. We fished in 25 to 30 feet of water and did not have another boat fishing within sight of us all day. This will likely be my last fishing report of the season. I only have one open date left this year and half a lot of writing assignments to complete before the end of the month. On top of that, we are closing on a house in Au Gres next week and need to get a lot of projects done on that place before the snow flies. We will be moving to Au Gres next spring permanently and will be selling our house and 38 acres near Chelsea. We will also be selling our 20 acres near Au Gres next year too. This will be a very busy next month for me indeed.

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8/17/15 @ 4:46 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MEMBER since 4/13/06

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
8/17/15, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

My clients today from Grand Blanc, MI, enjoyed a nice day on Saginaw Bay while catching their limits of walleyes. The day didn't start off so great though with winds in the 20 knot range from the southwest, but it died down to the upper teens by the time we departed and about mid mourning the winds died down to the mid-teens bringing the waves down from threes and fours to twos and threes. The bite today started off pretty decent with six in the box on the first pass. After that though, when the winds died down, the bite stalled for a while, but then picked up and my clients were limited out by a little past noon. Yesterday my clients from the Hillman/Atlanta, MI area, only managed 11 in the box on an all day charter, so today's bite was certainly better. We caught all our fish today on spinner/crawler rigs trolled a few feet off bottom at 1.7 to 1.8 mph. We were the only boat going out of the Au Gres ramp this morning and we only had one boat fishing near us, who was a buddy of mine. We fished in 25 to 29 feet of water. The color did not mater at all today as everything got hit about early from natural colors to bright florescent. We caught most of our fish off the six Church Walleye Boards, but the two flat lines I ran probably contributed 25% if the fish to the box too. This is not easy fishing now, but it is still pretty good none-the-less. I am also hearing reports of some yellow perch being caught now too, so those golden gems are starting to school up near Au Gres too.

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8/6/15 @ 5:32 PM
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Mike Veine
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MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
8/6/15, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

As I was running back to port today, I declared today to be the most beautiful day of the year and my clients from Grand Blanc and Brighton, MI agreed. We had blue skies all day over the Bay with puffy, fair weather clouds over land to add contrast to the picturesque day. The temperatures were cool in the morning, but with a high of about 75 degrees, low humidity, and a light easterly breeze for most of the day, it was comfortable to say the least. We started out heading back to where we had been fishing north of Big Charity Island, but the water temperatures there had taken another nose dive and after an hour or so of trolling there, we only had one catfish strike to show for our efforts. Some of my other fishing buddies that I was in contact with also had not found any fish in that area either, so it became apparent that the walleyes there had gotten tired of all the constant water temp fluctuations and had left the area. I pulled lines at about 9:00 and ran to my plan B spot, but only caught a couple walleyes there in an hours worth of fishing. We then pulled lines once again and headed to my plan C spot and started to take some walleyes there right away. Once I figured out the best pattern, it was pretty steady action until we limited out with 20 walleyes by about 12:30. We had to sort through some undersized walleyes and perhaps a dozen sheephead too, so the action was pretty good in that spot. The keeper walleyes there were perfect eating sized fish in the 16 to 23 inch range. We caught them by pulling meat behind bottom bouncers right on the lakebed at 1.7 to 1.9 mph. The faster speeds helped to reduce the occurrence of sheephead and also kept the gobies from steeling the crawlers. When I bumped the speed to 2.0 though, the action stopped. The fish hit everything I had in the water today, so no pattern or color preference was noticed. We did take a lot of fish off the flat lines though, so those were certainly worth the extra effort to run. Even tough the bite was tough to find today, we still enjoyed an awesome day on the Bay and with ideal weather conditions, it doesn't get much better than that.

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8/5/15 @ 4:51 PM
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Mike Veine
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MOON PHASE (66%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
8/5/15, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

My clients from Hale, MI, Ann Arbor, MI and Illinois enjoyed some fun walleye fishing on the Bay today. We started out heading onto the Bay with fairly stiff, northwest winds combined with pretty big rollers from the northeast for some sloppy conditions. The early morning bite was good though as we had 15 walleyes in the box by 11:00. After that though, when the wind died down and then started switching this way and that way, the bite was very slow and also turned light. Before 11:00 we caught most of the fish that were hooked, but after that, we lost far more than were caught. When the walleye bite slowed, the gobies got a lot more active and started coming up and steeling crawlers exacerbating the problem. If we had gotten a bit earlier start, we would have limited out early, but instead we fished all day and ended up with 19 walleyes, one short of my clients limits. At least my clients got to enjoy a full day of fishing though. The only real complaint that I get on my boat is that limits are caught too fast. Today they did not have that problem. Next year, when the limit is doubled to 10 walleyes on Saginaw Bay, hopefully that complaint will be a thing of the past. We caught all our walleyes on spinner/crawler rigs with bottom bouncers. I did run some crankbaits and did not get any action on them today. Our hottest rig was the starboard flat line with a red/silver pattern harness 60 feet back with a three ounce weight. We trolled at speeds of 1.4 to 2.0 mph depending on the depth. We fished north of Big Charity Island once again. There are a lot of fish there for sure, but there are also a lot of baitfish there too, so the bite is not as consistent as we experience in other areas earlier in the season. Depths fished ranged form 20 to 30 feet of water today and the walleyes were scattered over a wide area with pods of fish here and there that were moving around a lot making them hard to peg down. If we get stable weather, then the fishing there is fantastic, but if the weather is unstable with changing winds, then the fishing is tougher. Hopefully tomorrow will bring stabile weather.

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8/4/15 @ 4:48 PM
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Mike Veine
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MEMBER since 4/13/06

MOON PHASE (76%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
8/4/15, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

For the second day in a row we had to curtail the charter due to squalls blowing through the area. Also for the second day in a row, my clients caught two fish shy of their limits and likely would have limited out if we could have concluded the charter much like yesterday too. The bite today was extremely light as we lost probably as many walleyes as we caught. They were just nipping at the lures and not hooking up solid. We fished again north of Big Charity Island taking a trolling pass in shallow first, but coming up empty there. We then moved deeper and found some action there, but it was pretty slow through the morning hours with the wind switching from west to southerly. When the wind picked up though, the fish turned on and we had one very good trolling pass taking about 10 walleyes in short order, but then a squall popped up right over us and when it passed the wind switched back to the west and the bite slowed down to a crawl once again. We then had another squall pass to the north of us, but when we saw another menacing looking squall line developing on a course towards us, we pulled lines and called it a day. Besides walleyes, we also caught one nice smallmouth bass, one catfish, and several sheephead. I pulled mostly spinner/crawler rigs today, but I did do some experimenting with other stuff, which did not produce at all. I pulled 3 ounce bottom bouncers just off bottom adjusting the running depth by slowing down and speeding up as we went over the varied depths of that rocky, structure laden area. I ran both natural and bright florescent spinner patters and everything got hit equally so no real color preference was evident. We trolled at speeds that ranged form 1.3 to 2.2 mph and caught fish at all speeds. Despite the challenging weather conditions my clients from various parts of Michigan still indicted to me that they had a good time. They are waterfowlers so today probably seemed like a very nice day to them. The weather is predicted to be more stable tomorrow, so that will be a good thing though in my book.

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8/3/15 @ 8:22 PM
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Mike Veine
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MEMBER since 4/13/06

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
/3/15, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

After a blow-day yesterday with wicked winds between the multiple severe storms (I saw 1" hail balls) the walleyes were scattered today and the bite was tough. The weather today was also worse than predicted with gusty winds all day and we had to curtail the trip due to multiple squalls in the area. My clients though from Atlanta, MI still managed to good catch coming up only two fish short of their walleye limits. We fished in four different areas this morning catching walleyes in all spots, but never really finding a "hot spot" where we could catch fish steadily. We fished in waters from 14 to 30 feet deep north or Big Charity Island and could only get bites when pulling the lures closely past the fish as they laid tight to the bottom. That area is home to zillions of round gobies though, so putting night crawlers near the bottom results in a lot of stolen baits, so I tried to keep the strolling speeds at more than 1.8 mph to lessen the thievery. I also had to use long setback, especially in the deeper water to keep things productive. The fish did show a preference for any one particular harness color as they hit everything equally, as long as it was kept on the bottom with the night crawler intact. This was certainly a tough day to fish today, so hopefully the weather will stabilize for my upcoming days. I only have a few openings left for the remainder of the charter season and they area going fast, so if you want to get in on this fantastic fishery with me, please phone soon to make your reservations. We of course are also taking reservations for 2016 for those who want to plan ahead.

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8/1/15 @ 9:14 PM
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Mike Veine
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MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
8/1/15, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

Today was a perfect example of why 8 hour charters are sometimes a trip saver. After a tough day of fishing yesterday we had much better conditions today, but it was still a bit choppy out. We ran out to where we had been catching lots of fish near the Charity Islands and didn't even get a bite at the first spot as the water had cooled down and cleared up there with all the high winds we had the past few days. We then picked up and scouted another area, but didn't find anything there either. We then tried yet a third spot and found some fish, but the bite was sporadic. We did work over that area for the rest of the day and my clients from Oscoda (with one downstater too) managed to catch their limits of nice walleyes with most of them coming in the last few hours of their charter. Our biggest walleyes today were a pair of 25 inchers, but we did have one up to the side of the boat that was lost that might have been a bit bigger. We also caught two jumbo channel catfish and perhaps a dozen sheephead too to add to the action. We pulled all our fish today right off the bottom as suspended presentations did not produce for us at all. We had our best luck on humps that were about 23 to 25 feet deep with deeper water nearby. The bite was sporadic. When the wind died down some, so did the bite. When the wind would blow again, the bite would pick up. We used various spinner/crawler rig colors today with no real preference shown as they hit everything about equally. With the predicted 27 knot winds, storms and small craft warnings posted for tomorrow, I have already cancelled my charter for Sunday. Hopefully the weather will simmer down some for my Monday trip.

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7/28/15 @ 12:36 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MOON PHASE (90%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
7/28/15, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

Today I had a repeat client form Grand Blanc, MI that has been fishing with me since the 1980s. On this outing he brought along his two Grandsons and their Dad. We started out into the fish right off the bat catching fish one after another. In just two hours of fishing time, they caught their four man limit of nice walleyes that ranged in size from 17 to 25 inches. Sure the kids lost some fish, but it was no biggie as they were quickly replaced with more fish on the lines. They were all chunky, well fed walleyes today with lots of girth and plenty of spunk. One of our walleyes today, a 24 incher, wore a MI-DNR lip tag and the young man that caught her will send the info in to the DNR and will get a report back from them detailing the fish's history. He may even win $100 as some of the tagged fish have a reward on them. We also caught about a dozen sheephead, so as you can imagine the action was non-stop. I never did really get a chance to sit down all morning running the boat by myself with all the action going on. We fished once again out by the Charity Islands pulling the fish out of rocky structure with lots of breaks, humps and rock piles in that area that hold millions of gobbies, which the walleyes love to eat. Yesterday I had some grilled walleye and those gobbie fed walleyes, even though most of them are on the rather large size, are absolutely scrumptious to eat. We pulled the same spread I've basically been running all summer with four chartreuse/orange spinner/crawler rigs and four more red/silver spinner rigs with six off the Church Tackle boards and two flat lines run right off gunnels behind the boat. They hit everything about equally and the bite today was good with few lost fish and plenty hooked deeply. Actually, after the first hour, I went down to a six rod spread and our action was still non-stop. I fished even faster today with speeds in the 1.8 to 1.9 mph range being best. Faster trolling speeds are best as the water gets warmer. This is walleye fishing at it's finest right now and this action is sure to stay good for weeks to come as the Outer Bay is setting up for a prolonged walleye bite this year that aught to be world class for the rest of the summer.

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7/27/15 @ 1:25 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mike Veine
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MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
7/27/15, Saginaw Bay, Au Gres, Fishing Report

We had another great day of fishing on the Bay again today. My clients from Gladwin had never fishing on Saginaw Bay before, so they were pleasantly surprised when they caught their limits of dandy walleyes that ranged in size from 17" to 27" with most of them over 20". We fished out by the Charity Islands again today and the number of fish in that area is very high producing outstanding fishing. With dead calm, hot conditions this morning, we had another light bite as we lost way more walleyes than we caught. The lost fish didn't mater though because there were so many fish around that they were replaced quickly. We caught all our fish today on spinner crawler rigs with no color shining as they hit everything off the boards about equally. With the calm condition and sunny skies, the flat lines did not produce much. We only caught one walleye off the flat lines. We trolled at 1.8 mph and covered about four miles of water in one, looping trolling pass before I turned around and headed back to port with a box full of walleyes.

Capt. Mike Veine

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