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TODAY @ 7:02 PM
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Stray Boatage
Stray Boatage
USER since 6/23/14

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous

6-26-2016 10:00 AM to Noon. 1/1  Finally got the skunk out of the box after two trips without a fish, although not dramatically so.  As the rain cleared ran to 80fow off the filter and ran 2 FF on dipsies, 2 spoons, one on 10 color and one on 5 color, and two coho rigs, one behind a 3 oz weight and the other on a 3 color.  Ran NE from 80 to 120 fow and saw a good number of marks.  One good strike on a mtn dew flasher with an aqua fly on a dipsy 2 set with 120 loc.  Landed a 5.5 lb. King with adipose fin.  I'm certainly not landing the numbers other do, but as you all know, even one fish feels a lot better than none.  Thanks to all for the helpful posts.

Dave

Edited on 6/26/16 7:26 PM
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TODAY @ 11:59 AM
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Smokin reel
Smokin reel
USER since 5/26/16

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

Late report from feiday morning.

Headed Northeast out of the main gap stopping at 70' east of the filter to set lines. We were  marking fish while setting lines on a north east troll. Got our 4th rod out when first rod tripped 4-5 lb king about 80'. Continued trolling Northeast and shortly picked up one more 2-3lb coho. Finally got all the lines out(9). We made it out to about120fow and we weren't marking much in the fishfinder anymore so we headed North west. Back into 70 -80fowbwith constant marks on the screen. Every rod got hit dipseys,downriggers,300' copper,and leadcore,spoons,flies, brads cut bait. We stayed  in shallow 60-80 the rest of the day with constant action. Best depth of rods for us was 40-60'. We ended up limiting out with our best fish being 17lb king. I don't think I sat down for more than 5 minutes the whole time we we're out. The most action we had all year. We went 15 for 25-30.

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6/25/16 @ 5:03 PM
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boattech
boattech
MEMBER since 12/22/04

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

Out this morning from 3:30-10.  Started setting lines in 70 fow off the filtration plant on a North East Troll.  Made it as far north as the last tower. Had a first out there reeling in the full core to change out.  I  get about the 4th color on and all of a sudden I feel a fish hit and start peeling line!  Small bow.  We had this happen on a dipsie also for our last fish!  We went 15 for 16 with multiple double and 1 triple. 4 kings biggest 16lb. 4 bows and 7 coho


2 color with coho rig 0-0 Changed out to orange crush 0-0

4 color blue dolphin 0-0 tried a brads blue magic cut 0-0

6 color NBK 2-2 right away then dead changed out to a blue dolphin 1-1

8 color blue knight 3-3 

Full core 8" white Mountain dew flasher lbb 1-1 this is the change out fish.  Blue knight 1-2

Dipsie #3 setting 60 loc with white flasher and brads blue Hawaiian 2-2

Rigger down 45 back 60 magnum RV moonshine dancing anchovie 4-4

Rigger down 75 back 50 white mountain dew lbb 1-1 

Edit:

I started tripping the riggers and dipsies and let them float up one at a time while I bring up the rigger balls.  Who else does this?  I  learned that on a charter.  Helped out today for our last fish. 


Edited on 6/25/16 5:20 PM
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6/25/16 @ 11:36 AM
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Tsquare86
Tsquare86
USER since 5/10/10

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

Fished 445-830 in 75-85fow. 2 guys with 2 dipsy (brads), 2 rigger (spoon and FF then changed to brads), 2 core (10 and 5 with spoons) 

At the beginning of the morning the N troll was great starting from the towers up to the wreck. As the morning progressed the South troll took over and produced some nice fish. Dipsys were hot today taking 6 of our 9 with at least that many drive bys. We even managed to consume a full can of tuna. Riggers took one each and the full core took a dandy steel head. 


Overall went 9/14 seeing our limit at the boat more than once. By 830 I decided one can only fit so many fish on the smoker and we rolled out. 

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6/25/16 @ 9:37 AM
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eyecatcher84
eyecatcher84
USER since 3/19/08

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

14/20+     70 fow    

Launch 530 cleaning fish by 930 ( south shore locking up@10)

4 kings @ 6, 13, 17, and 20# ( choked off the biggest one of the night when it found the 5 color again...)

4 cohos @ 4-7#s ( lost many get lacsidasical toward the end)

3 rainbows @5-9# (lost a dandy that hit a rigger and jumped 15 ft behind boat before I could touch the rod

3 grease balls. Tried my best to avoid them, but there hanging with all the other fish 2/3 of the way down in water column.

Everything worked last night, and really can't tell ya what caught what, but FF dipsy @151 and spoon rigger @53 were absolute rock stars.

had an absolute ball last night with a good friend who had never fished before, let alone been on the big pond. He handled the chaos well and can't really say any of the lost fish were his fault.

Fishing has certainly changed to more of a mixed bag,but still plenty of nice hos, and some really fun kings around! Get out when you can! I'm taking a few days off, lots of smoking to do.


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6/25/16 @ 8:00 AM
Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

Grey Beard

I had a decent day out of Racine (where the alewife come to die) yesterday. I did pick up some of the Blue Night spoons but did not get a sniff. Ended up with 3 ho, 2 steelies @ 1 laker (released at boatside). I was talking to an older couple at the dock right before I left port. We both commented on how helpful your posts are. Thank you.

Mark

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6/25/16 @ 7:23 AM
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Grey Beard
Grey Beard
USER since 1/27/02

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

So soon old so late smart. Again headed north of the towers and stopped in 60’ of water making bait and some hooks. Surface was 63.5 and 60 down 40 and thought too hot. Joined for today’s outing by Sidewinder and he agreed so headed east. The parade of boats in shallower from the towers to Concordia made us turn west but duh, not til 9AM.

 

The first bites came on 3 color Brad’s Hot Tamale/Big Al Red Red/Chart, 200 Copper Brad’s Seahawk/Big Al Silver and wire dipsy 1.5set 120loc White Flasher/grn/glow fly. We were marking nice pods of fish trolling east west 100-140’ of water. Down 50 it was 58 but had to go down to 80 to find 49. We had Sidewinder’s Stinger Blue Angel that popped 3 kings last outing on 3 color SWR down 85 that had a couple of bites early but looked like shakers that escaped. Others we talked with also not doing great and we all hoped the late AM full moon bite would be good. Pleasant seas after an early morning NE chop so willing to wait. Heard form a couple of boats that moved into 60-70 fow getting bit. We looked and could see a number of boats including a bunch of charters so headed west with 5 in the box.

 

When we hit 90 fow Blue Angel started its magic taking a nice Laker 5’ off the bottom followed by same when we hit 74fow.  We would spend the rest of the day around 70fow on about a 2 mile north/south track. Our shallow rigs were quiet so started putting out more coppers. Two of my buddies were taking fish on the ol Blue Knight in various positions. I’ve run one or two the last 5 trips early and not a sniff. Put Mag on the 175 copper, bango. Then same on 150 copper, bango. Only have 2 mags left so put a regular on 2 Color SWR down 40 and took two. Every dog has their day. Buddy also had 3 dandy bows on 3 color dbl orange crush so I matched and nadda. The riggers were all working for a change with the Blue Knight, Blue Angel and Brad’s Black Jack/Big Al Silver. Rather than a vertical spread I took a chance with a horizontal spread running all 3 within 5 or so’ of each other, 3 color SWR 42,  2 Color SWR 40 and Big AL down 50 back 60. Thanks Sidewinder for the long leads of the ball.

 

I wonder how many times I’ve left bait and fish because I didn’t like the water temp? Ended with 16 for 21 and around 8 drive bys.: 12 coho, 2LT and 2 bows. Zero king bites and looking forward to some of those >20 pounders to test my knots.

 

 

Mono back 30’ red dodger/purple/blk peanut NO weight                                    0-0

 

3 color Brad’s Hot Tamale Big Al Red Red/Lazer Chartreuse                     1-1     

 

4 color Brad’s Hot Tamale Big Al Red Red/Lazer Chartreuse                     0-0

 

5 color Mag  Frozen Pox 0-0       Brad’s Hot Tamale Big Al Red Red/Lazer Chartreuse                       1-1           

 

8 color Blue Knight 0-0 Brad’s Seahawk/Big Al Silver/blue                        1-2                                                                                                                                                               

150 copper  Blue Knight                                                                                       1-1

 

175 copper Blue Knight                                                                                        1-1

 

200 copper Brad’s Shamrock/Big Al Silver                                                     1-2

 

300 copper Brad’s Shamrock/Big Al Silver                                                     1-1

                         

Dipsy 3 set 30-60 lo c Brad’s Hot Tamale                                                        1-1

 

Dipsy 3 set red dodger/grn/gold fly                                                                 0-1

 

Dipsy 1.5  80-200 White flasher/Grn/glow fly and various other combos 1-1           

 

Rigger 30-40 2 color SWR various spoons nadda until reg Blue Knight              2-2

 

Rigger 40-70 nadda until Brad’s Black Jack/Big Al Silver                            1-1

 

Rigger 60-85  3 Color SWR Stinger Blue Angel                                              5-7

                                                                                   

Grey Beard

 

 

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6/24/16 @ 5:32 PM
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Duck man 87
Duck man 87
USER since 10/31/13

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waning Gibbous

Fished today from the just north pumping station to just north pf fox point. Set lines in 75fow. And trolled to 165. 

Riggers down 44 and 71 back 25 and 40. Both with hot spot white ff w/lbb. Went 6/7 all being kings biggest was 14lbs  smallest was 10lbs  

dipsesy number 3 setting with right loc set at 84 took 1-2 had a mag blue ladder back moon shine.

dipsey 2 105loc with a standard moonshine green ladder back went 2-3.

2 10 colors 1 had a moonshine uv glow pink hologram don't remember the name tool 2-3

other 10 color had a standard blue ladder back moonshine. Went 3/3.

all fish came off a NE troll tried going back over school of fish goin sw with no luck. Set lines at 6am and had a limit by 930am and off the water with fish cleaned by 1130. 2 guys 6 rods. Kept 6 kings and 4 bows.  Biggest bow was 12.8lbs. Smallest was 7lbs.  Coldest water we found was 48.1 in 155fow down 71. Marked bait and found the fish. At time had to pull line to take off live adowife of the hooks.  Nothing huge today but had steady action. Was a bit rough at first for us being in a 17ft boat  but calmed down nice by the time we left  

Edited on 6/24/16 5:36 PM
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6/24/16 @ 9:44 AM
Diesel
Diesel
USER since 7/2/01

Agree with Wieland...it is about time of day. I have fished during the Fests out of McKinley. Get on early for the AM bite and get off before the nutjobs show up. After evening bite, it can be challenge coming in if the fireworks are planned for the night. Too many people blocking north gap or in harbor. Police do a decent job but it can be "interesting:"  Traffic is traffic, just be extra aware.


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6/24/16 @ 9:37 AM
North Shore
North Shore
USER since 2/13/13

Thanks for the response!

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