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2nd shift
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5/2/16 1:18 PM CST
The cleaning station is open at McKinley Marina.

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4/30/16 7:22 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Got out this morning from 7-12. Ended with 3 Browns and missed about 4 mystery fish. Very very choppy out there

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4/24/16 8:37 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Went out yesterday from 7 til about 4. A little bit rocky outside the walls. Managed to go 9/9. Got 7 browns, 1 nice rainbow and a coho.

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4/21/16 9:29 PM CST
With the impending North winds on Friday likely stiring up the lake for the weekend, I was convinced to take the boat down tonight for a short trip after work. We (2 of us) ran the same crankbait program as this past weekend in the shallow water down south. However, this time we targeted a different waypoint than the weekend and it worked out well. We took 3 Browns (CPR), 2 Coho, and one lost mystery fish. Overall we had lines wet for about 2 hours, and as always another great evening on the water!

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4/20/16 2:55 PM CST
X-ray - thanks for posting that DNR study...extremely informative. I will let those of you that have more time to examine them comment on their findings, but upon first glance, it does appear to support the claim that the biomass of alewife has declined to a record low that will no longer sustain our beloved Chinook fishery. Break out the highline rainbow gear and lb ball Lake trout stuff as it appears we will all have to adapt. Great job on the weekends outings...nice to hear the BT and Coho are still thriving down South.

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4/19/16 5:27 PM CST
WIDNR has posted the presentations from Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum Meeting, http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/Documents/LakeMichigan/LMFFMeetingPresentationApril2016.pdf

Interesting read. Not sure what to think other then to expect more fishing effort for less fish.

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4/18/16 10:21 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Late troll again on Sunday, same story as my prior posts.

With respect to the catch and release on browns, I am not sure we have enough C&R. On saturday, I watched a nice newer shiny glass boat put two very large browns in the cooler after they pulled their boat out of the water. It was the only two fish they caught. Such a shame. While I admit I have never eaten one of these large browns, I do take it as truth that the big ones do not taste good. I could be wrong.

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4/18/16 8:56 AM CST
Got out on Saturday for a while, caught only one fish, but lost many more. Sorry, we were apart of the ZOO.

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4/17/16 7:26 PM CST
We fished again today from 930-4. Overall went something along the lines of 19/25? Boxing 6 cohos, releasing one small Chin, and boat side releasing 12 browns. We managed to lose some rather nice fish inclusive to some big browns and one dandy coho. Program and location (shallow water, south) was same as Saturday, but the water cleared up some overnight and forced us to not use the rigger. On one pass through our waypoint we cleared 5/6 lines boating 3 fish; it was about this time things slowed down as others recognized what we were up to and began to make passes themselves. And just to be clear, yes those numbers seem ridiculous for two people; I'm aware that we had WELL above average fishing two days in a row. _-ThunderSmelt-_

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4/17/16 4:49 PM CST
Thanks for the advice. Went out today at McKinley marina and tried everything. Got nothing. Didn't see any caught, didn't see many fish either. Fished off the breakwall. Nice day to be out either way.

Nivek
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4/17/16 11:53 AM CST
Hi...if anybody would like to share a bit info regarding areas to target browns via casting please send a message. Inside or outside the harbor. Thanks much.

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4/17/16 10:26 AM CST
McKinley marina for trout. Throw cranks, spoons, or soft plastics.

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4/17/16 10:24 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Started the troll around 4pm saturday until 6pm. Flicker shad fire tiger size 4 was the king of the day taking 9 out 10 fish. Doubled up multiple times. Last fish of the day was a monster brown that hammered my size 7 fire tiger flicker shad a mere 25 ft behind the boat in the prop wash as I had decided to pull in that board to clear it for reeling in a coho on the outside board. The beast hit it like a king spooling off 100' of line. So much for needing stealth ...........

Eddword
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4/17/16 9:44 AM CST
Is there any decent places to shore fish in the milwaukee area? Looking to go out today for a bit.. Dosent matter what, just want to catch some fish. Thanks!

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4/16/16 6:47 PM CST
My first mate and I hit the water aboard the ThunderSmelt about 11a today and fished until 4p. Overall we went 15/26 on a mixed bag of cohos and browns. We had far too many doubles on large browns which decided to tag team the boards on starboard side. Needless to say I lost my favorite ThunderStick today during one of those tangos. We kept it shallow following the warm water and ran primarily boards with a mix of spoons and crank-baits. It was a great day to be on the water and the fish were active well above my expectations. We'll be back out again tomorrow!!

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