I have been answering alot of calls regarding our yearly salmon school. I have posted details in the forum section here on Lake Link. Thanks!
Lake Michigan, Milwaukee County
MOON PHASE (7%)
Went 13-17 this morning releasing 3. Came home with 5 kings (2 3yo, 3 2yo) and 5 nice browns for the smoker. RV Moonshine spoons rock! 45-65 fow 15-30 feet down. 2.5-2.7 GPS. Right off of the filter. Water temp (surface) was 41.6 with a few isolated pockets of 42.1.
Last trip for the year for me proved to be a tough one. One other trailer at McKinley when we launched. Hmmmm.
Headed out with a couple of LLers from my neck of the woods around 8:30 Saturday after the waves dropped off from the overnight gales.
Was going to try shallow at first, but a guy who I asked at the launch who I though was with a charter service pointed me out to 125 fow. Well, I ran with that info and we marked zero fish going from 125'-175', then all the way into the south gap and harbor. Really long day to put one small king in the box on a silver hoard plug.
Ran a mix of spoons, plugs, FF all over the place.
Should've gone with the plan to start shallow...oh well. Had good company and the whole lake to ourselves it seemed.
Marked fish in south gap and harbor. Ran the river-no marks.
Cannon speed n temp showed 99% water clarity outside breakwall, 0% inside (mud + garbage).
Had to run at 3 mph on GPS to get 1.8-2 at ball, seemed to be a huge current out past 70'fow heading East and strangely West as well.
Temps 54 top-48 down 90 in 150+fow.. seemed solid 54 in shallower surface to ball anywhere we put it...
Time to ready the duck boat and park the big one.
I have a Humminbird with side imaging but only the 700 series which has too small of a screen for the side imaging to be readable without a magnifying glass. The black and white display is way harder to read so you need a bigger screen. The regular depth and chart screens are great. I think it would be useful if you had one of the bigger models but they were too pricey for me.