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Hunter5
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9/1/15 4:25 PM CST
Trolled the harbor this morning. 3 AM 8 AM. Lots of marks before light, 0 fish.

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8/31/15 11:52 AM CST
DennyR: activate messenger on your account.

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8/31/15 11:38 AM CST
Denny

Hit the seminars and classes this winter. Jason holds a very good 1 day class at RR Fishing hole. He fishes Milwaukee so he’s talking about the fish that you are chasing. There are other seminars at some of the shops that cater to Lake Michigan fishing. Lake Michigan Angler is one if you want to drive to Winthrop Harbor, IL. Anglers Avenue pro shop in Sheboygan may have some too.

Tight lines!

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8/31/15 10:21 AM CST
McKinley marina is open all night and people fish off the rocks near the gap. Have seen a number of fish caught there in the past couple weeks. good luck!

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8/31/15 10:09 AM CST
HELP! I’m new to the art of trolling and could use all the help I can get. At the main gap last night and boaters were catching plenty of Kings and yet I didn’t have a single hit (again). Bad luck? I don’t think so..been working at it all summer trolling the gaps and also 50 to 80 fow north of Milw with 2 kings in over 20 outings. Here’s my setup and please feel free to lol. I have 16’ boat with a Merc 60hp and have been told it idles at about 2.5mph? I use 2 poles with 3 1/4” Dipsey Divers (#0), 20lb fluorocarbon line 48” long to 6” chrome dodgers (#00). From there about 42” of line with size 12 snap swivels. I clip on various Pro King Magnum spoons, size 5 J-plugs and also have tried Howie Flies. In the gaps I run about 35' to 45' of line and as much as 70 to 80ft in the deeper water. The dipsey’s are set all the way right and left to maximize distance away from boat but seem to still run in line with boat? Do I need to use planner boards too? The 2 Kings I’ve caught have both been on spoons. One in 60’ fow and one in the gap.

I know the dispeys are getting deep enough and from what I’ve read the setting I’m using is suppose to move them out away from the boat but I feel that may not be enough so I picked up a few planner boards and plan to try that next? Any advice from fisherman experienced in trolling for salmon and trout in Milwaukee area would be much appreciated

Edward Felcohands
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8/31/15 6:37 AM CST
Finally had a chance to get the kayak out last night. Rinsed spoons from south shore, to south gap, to main gap and back inside and outside of harbor. No hits, the only place I really had decent numbers of marks was in 40ft, midway between main and south gaps outside of harbor. Tough to maintain trolling speed with the goofy wave action. Heard of a boater in the water on the radio, he got out ok, coast guard officer said the boat was insufficient for conditions.

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8/30/15 7:41 PM CST
Melikefish speed should be 2.0 to 3.5 mph lure speed. If you are fishing in a current the boat speed we be faster or slower depending on current. Speed controls the action of the lure so pay attention to how they run at different speed. Get you baits away from the boat and down to the strike zone with lead core line, dipsy divers, or down riggers. Then just keep trying it is not as easy as everyone thinks there is a lot of stuff to learn. Ask question at the ramp. I have gotten some great tips right on the ramp. Good luck.

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8/30/15 7:14 PM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Got skunked in the harbor. Trolled with some spoons and j-plugs. Tried jiggin and the middle gap, no go. Still trying to get the hang of this but I'm only limited to the harbor seeing i don't have one of those nice fancy big lake boats. Any pointers on how fast I should be trolling? Any info would be appreciated.

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8/30/15 4:29 PM CST
can anyone help me with a little information on fishing from the government pier by McKinley marina. Is the pier open all night or does it close at a certain time.

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8/30/15 1:43 PM CST
Are they catching any fish by the outside break wall in the harbor? Where would a guy launch his boat if he did want to fish at the Milwaukee harbor? Any info would be appreciated.

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8/29/15 11:40 PM CST
Nice fish by the way b-rad

profishermansk8er
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8/29/15 11:39 PM CST
Im limited to shore fishing so i dont have many options bass fishin hasnt been the greatest either over the years i remember catchin 3-4 lbers regularly but thats gone downhill as well idk what could be the reason

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8/29/15 10:58 PM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Went 3 for 6 this afternoon trolling flicker shads and minnows in 25 to 40 FOW flat lining

JASON WODA
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8/29/15 1:57 PM CST
Right now you could catch lake trout at salmon speed. Not the norm. They are reAlly aggressive right now and are biting spoons in standard sizes. The spoon doesn't even matter that much. Anything with blue or yellow has been good. 5,7,10 colors. Righers take only a few. Dipsys a few more than that. Good luck out there!


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8/29/15 1:13 PM CST
Banjo,

Figured on bows and lakers after doing the J-plug thing for staging kings. Same idea as you, just in reverse. Got into a few bows last weekend out in 100 fow.

Jason, I saw your post on all the lakers you took in shallow. Fun day no matter what. Do you slow down for these to get bit in shallow? Just curious. Keep up the posts. Most of us really appreciate them!

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