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5/27/16 @ 7:35 PM
FISHING REPORT
cycleguy
cycleguy
USER since 2/8/05

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

I agree, I still suffer more often than not… but the reports are totally appreciated.  Big body of water and all new methods, only way to have a good shot at the learning curve is with some help.  Then share when you can.

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5/27/16 @ 7:34 PM
Tout
Tout
MEMBER since 1/2/02

truth be known toymans better half catches 90 % of the fish on that boat. does most of the set up as well.

after talking to them both at the launch in milwaukee its easy to see that he just wants to look kool in that sweet toyota. nuff said about that.

great fishermen they are. more important , great people.  read thier posts from the last few years and you will see not much has changed with the patterns.

time off year will change tactics. for the most part its all the same. keep em coming toy.

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5/27/16 @ 5:49 PM
Brian91z28
Brian91z28
USER since 4/5/11

It's simple...


If you want more fish in your box listen to...

Toyman

Greybeard


They have been reporting accurately for as long as I can remember


Thank you guys for your reports!



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5/27/16 @ 4:59 PM
2nd shift
2nd shift
USER since 8/7/15

I, myself, listen closely when someone like Toyman2k suggests something. Limit after limit isn't always just up to chance or good luck. New colors? I'll go look. 18 inch leader on a peanut fly? From the loop to the hook 18 inches it is. Not 17, not 19. And 28 for the bigguns. I think being consistent like that will take out variables and I can look at colors and depths and not wonder if one fly is running different from the others. Just my opinion. But using what he said the last few days, I beat him to the cleaning station with a limit for the day!


We now return you to your regularly scheduled fishing report.

10 for 10 in 135 to 155 fow. East - west troll did best. Dropped down to 1.6 to 1.7 at the ball and they loved everything we threw out.


Edited on 5/27/16 5:06 PM
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5/27/16 @ 4:53 PM
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cycleguy
cycleguy
USER since 2/8/05

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

Really… cool and new colors are always in the need to have column  Just part of the fun.

Edited on 5/27/16 4:54 PM
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5/27/16 @ 4:42 PM
MuskyHunter
MuskyHunter
USER since 6/17/01

Cool new colors of peanuts?

All you need is aqua, blue and green. 

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5/27/16 @ 3:41 PM
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toyman2k
toyman2k
USER since 5/15/02

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

salty scroll down to my wednesdays report for depths and spread set up.  18 inches has proven itself over and over for coho rigs and regular size flashers are at 28 inches both on the dot!  hit up RnR The Fishing Hole if you need any peanut flys he has quite the offering and some super cool new colors. message me if you need more info

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5/27/16 @ 3:08 PM
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Ryderz
Ryderz
USER since 7/23/12

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Fished from 4:00 until 7:30 this morning going 4 for 6 with 3 bows and a coho. 

Started in 150 fow just north of downtown.  Only marked some lakers on the bottom so we trolled nw until we got to about 120 fow. 

1 drive by and a miss but then we hit the next 4. 1 more miss and one more drive by after and then we had to pack it in. 

2 on the rigger down 60 with a watermelon spoon. 

2 on a 5 color with a pink spoon.

We had hits on the ffs as well.  One was an orange flasher with a green fly and the other one was a white flasher with a naughty leprechaun 


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5/27/16 @ 2:54 PM
banjominnow99
banjominnow99
USER since 5/7/06

16"-24" is fine for leader length.  Longer leaders are fine too as we're catching cohos on king FF rigs with longer leaders.  As long as you're in that range, leader length shouldn't matter.  Where are you fishing and how deep in the water column?  Right now the upper 40' in 110-160FOW is as close to a turkey shoot as it gets on Lake Michigan.  I wonder if you are too shallow? 

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5/27/16 @ 2:41 PM
Rupey19
Rupey19
USER since 1/13/08

St Peter, I have two spools for Riviera riggers sitting in my garage. I sent you a P.M.

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5/27/16 @ 2:04 PM
Saltydog88
Saltydog88
USER since 6/15/14

Toyman I am looking for a little advice as I am struggling this year to catch any numbers.  We catch only 2-3 each time we go out.

Could you help me with the length of the leaders on your coho rigs?  From your latest report it shows you had a great morning.  Could you also share the depth of water you fish in?  Thank you in advance.  Any other information would be greatly appreciated.

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5/27/16 @ 1:04 PM
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toyman2k
toyman2k
USER since 5/15/02

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

Fished today 545a-8a trying 110-130 with no fish and went back to trolling in same spot as last few days and it's just plain ole ON FIRE! 3 doubles 1 trip and 1 quad!! Same program as wednesday and added 7 color to mix.  Going 17-18 tossing 2 back while clearing lines.  11 coho -- 4 nice Bows.  Foggy last hour of fishing.  


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5/27/16 @ 11:24 AM
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Musky IL
Musky IL
USER since 4/10/10

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

10 for 18 today. 4 hours, trolling, 1 King, 1 Rainbow, 8 Coho (and a lot of losses) 152' - 155'ow. Picked away at them this morning but it certainly was not what I would call an outstanding morning. Still struggling to get doubles and triples. Our school of fish moved slightly south and slightly shallower. Nothing huge today but average size Coho and some smaller Bows. Can't figure out weather to fish low or high due to a 7 color and riggers both @ 45' going off, while very high dispsy are the most consistent and fireing too. Our fish are very very related to each waypoint where we caught one before. Waypoint everything right now.  We need it and I am guessing you will too.

2 Riggers @45' 1 - Dogger Fly 1 - Confusion Spoon

2 Board Rods 1 - 7 color blue knight spoon 1 - 2 color Dogger fly

2 Dipsy 1 - 35' Dogger Fly 1 - 45' Confusion Spoon (most consistent again) 






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5/27/16 @ 8:50 AM
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All Or Nothin
All Or Nothin
USER since 5/4/13

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Saw a break in the weather and went for it yesterday afternoon. Set lines in 80 straight out of the North gap headed NE at 4:30. Picked up a nice 12 lb king on flasher fly rigger at 105 down 80. Trolled to 140 and turned around with the wind picked up coho on board coho rig at 120 and then another at 105. We then worked 100 to 115 until 8:00 when we pulled lines. We ended up going 8 for 10. 2 Fish on slide diver with coho rig (Both fish came when I picked up the dipsey to move it - go figure). 2 on flasher fly down 80 one king and one coho - also had one nice king break off - my bad - nic in line or drag too tight - The rest were on the boards with keel weights and coho rigs. By the time we ended we were a little north of the filter. Great night on the water. Hope the fishing continues for a couple more weeks.

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5/26/16 @ 10:50 PM
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cycleguy
cycleguy
USER since 2/8/05

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waning Gibbous

Unlike the success I had early in the week out deep, tonight the skunk returned.  Started in the same area of 150, spent some time there before going deeper.  Nada.  Talked to a couple guys that caught a few in 120.  

Didn't think we had enough wind to move the fish, but I spent some time after dark in the 80-60' range and marked a constant band of what I assume was bait at around 25 down.  Maybe the fish followed them in part way?  Not sure I ever figure it out, but back Saturday eve if mom nature allows.

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