Fished inside the walls today and did Fairly well. Spoons just above bottom on the riggers were unstoppable. Kentucky fried chicken was the hot spoon by a landslide. Cranks did not do much for us. Slide divers also did a decent amount of damage. Blue knight, Kentucky fried, blue dolphin, and a pro king spoon with gold and black scale look to it were the colors used. Don't know how many we released but it was a quite a bunch. We each kept 4 small ones for the smoker. Some real dandys released right at the back of the boat. Releasing the fish at the back of my boat has worked so nice for quick, and safe hook removal for quality release. Cant wait for some ho's.
Lake Michigan - Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee County
MOON PHASE (40%)
41° - 45° F
Below 40° F
Water was 36.7 fished from bottom to 10 feet deep. Best lures were a green/ blue spoon and a gold/brown crank. They were hitting everything. Brought some friends out and went 19 for 34. Fish really turned on at 9 am and hit hard till 1130. Another awesome day. Can't wait for the weather to stabilize to start going deep!
MOON PHASE (59%)
Did some casting from shore this afternoon from a few different spots. You know it must be a rough day when multiple boats are fishing inside Summerfest lagoon. Hooked a couple at the lighthouse but only landed one. Lots of boats trolling in the river also, couldnt handle the wind i guess. Also noticed that apparently you can buy a boat and operate on the great lakes even if you are illiterate, as shown by the number of boats i saw throwing wakes under the hoan this afternoon. To The white and red yarcraft that came bouncing down river around 430, and felt the need to veer north right in between the shore guys AND the boat that was trolling upstream at the mouth, all i can say is nice job powering down just in time to cause the maximum amount of disturbance, despite the entire south 2/3 of the river channel being wide open and clear.
MOON PHASE (68%)
31° - 35° F
Below 40° F
MOON PHASE (77%)
Got out yesterday. Water temp has continued to drop. I had 33-34* throughout the harbor and into the main lake. Water is as dirty as I've seen it this month. Didn't have a touch on cranks, yesterday was all spoons
Flicker shads, shad raps, strike king 5xd, arashi 10 footer, arashi flat 7, deep and shallow husy jerks, deep and shallow strike king jerk baits, rapala dt 10s, just to name a few I have used and caught fish on. Personally like deep jerkbaits. Anything greenish, blueish, silverish, perch-ish, goldish, or some crazy color... They all work from shore and trolling.