anybody fish or hear about the Three 4 All tournament that was held saturday??
Racine Harbor, Racine County
Also, another question. Am I too late for any type of salmon or should I just wait till the trout come in November? And can someone give me the best seasons/General months, for targeting salmon please? I'm new to all this. Thanks!
MOON PHASE (55%)
46° - 50° F
Went out today for around 4 hours. Used everything. Spoons, cranks, jerkbaits, spawn. Switched to a Reef runner, first cast got one snapped off within the first 5 seconds of hooking the fish, then the grief of having it jump out of the water with it in its mouth still. Fish jumping EVERYWHERE 2 feet above the water its crazy. I must be too late in the year, fish are all dark brown. Any tips? Thanks.
Good choice on the river. Skein or a fly rod is usually the choice especially that far up the river. The river isn't very deep and throwing baits isn't much of an option in most areas. You could see if Lake Michigan angler in Illinois or R&R in Milwaukee has some spawn.
First time poster, first year fishing for salmon.
Started out fishing south pier early September with no luck, seemed most people around me we're doing alright. This was likely because I didn't know what I was doing but a bunch of guys (likely several of you) pointed me in the right direction with some good advice.
Noticed the south pier started to thin out about a 1.5-2 weeks ago, so I decided to head upstream and check things out near the Main Street bridge. No luck until last Wednesday through Friday. Didn't actually land any, by had 6 nice hits/fish on during that time period throwing large jointed cranks (usually 6-7:30 pm). Action seemed to die out around that area on Saturday afternoon as soon as the 3 straight days of rain passed.
Took Sunday off and headed back out Monday (3-7:15 pm) and tonite (6-7:30 pm) with no luck. Number of fish jumping was down to about a 1/5th of what I was seeing last week, so I was thinking the majority started really taking the swim. Heard that the rain filling up the river and pushing that river water back out into the lake has probably got them running pretty good now. Just looking for some advice as to where they might be now, how fast they're moving upstream, and if I can still toss smaller cranks in the river, and if not, what (besides skein, as I don't have any) would be a good alternative. Buddy at work said floating/drifting flies using a slip weight & leader over pools in the river used to work for him. Never done anything like that, but I'm definitely open to new setups/techniques...
I'm thinking later this week I'm going to try the Island/Lincoln park areas with some different baits and talk to some more people that don't mind chatting while tossing. Again, it's my first year doing this and I'm just trying to slay some hogs like the next guy. Good luck to everyone and thanks in advance!
MOON PHASE (12%)
Waves were rough all day. Decided to try trolling into the ruff river - glad I did. Scored 2 this am and 1 nice one about an hour before sun down. Saw lots of other smaller boats doing well too. Troll in main channel close to rocks seemed to do the trick. Just be courteous of shore fishermen. Spoons - watermelon colored.
MOON PHASE (7%)
The weekend was a rough one. Fished the harbor for a few hours Friday night due to the strong E/NE winds. Only saw a few jumpers and got no takers. Fished Saturday morning at the Pugh Marina. Tried soaking skein while casting cranks and spoons. A few more fish moving around, but still no takers. Pulled up and headed to the power plant, and there was nothing happening there. Tried the main street bridge and got nothing there. Tried the lake side after the wind switched and the rain quit and still got nothing. Decided to sleep in on Sunday and headed home empty handed. Good luck out there.