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BigMusky12
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9/2/14 12:29 PM CST
I went out Sunday night and got skunked for first time in a long time. Wild currents as reported and cold water EVERYWHERE. I fished 120 to 75 and never hooked anything except the bottom. My speed at ball would change by over 1mph sometimes instantly and deep dispey hit bottom twice.

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9/2/14 8:29 AM CST
lightning95
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9/2/14 7:08 AM CST
I don't think that was a fishing net. We trolled past as someone snagged the diving buoy subsidiary to the wreck buoy. You caught a ship.

cooler near the lake
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9/1/14 10:21 PM CST
Late report from sunday am. Launched @ 4:30 am and headed for the main gap. Trolled one pass through in the dark with no hits and no marks. Headed out to deeper water just outside of the floatilla, and headed north in 100 fow. Fishing was slow until about 6:30, when we started getting bit. All of our fish, save one small laker came on spoons. Seven color orange easter egg was hot, ten color uv green jeans also was active. Anything with green seemed to be the ticket. Picked up a couple kings on NBK 107 loc on dipsey. Caught a nice 4yr old king on a SWR lbb mauler spoon down 42 ft. 110ft to 120ft seemed to be the best action. Fog started rolling in around 8:00. We finished the day with my buddy saying, "I think I see Something in the water". I wish I could give more detail, but in the panic, this is the best I can do. We were in approx. 115 fow, north of the towers ( fog was so thick you could not see shore...more on that later), when we snagged into a commercial fishing net. One end appeared to be marked with a large white buoy, but the other end ( which was the end we caught with the down rigger cables on the retrieval rope) was marked with A HALF SUBMERGED, GREEN , ONE GALLON LAUNDRY DETERGENT BOTTLE ????? REALLY??? Luckily it was flat calm or we would have never seen it at all. Can't they use something more visible? Be aware if you are trolling in this area. All in all, we landed our last king in the tangle, and managed to retrieve all of our lines with the only casualty being a kinked down rigger cable. Pretty lucky I guess! This seems like a huge safety concern as there probably were over 100 boats fishing early am in the dark. As fate would have it, we decided to call it a day going 7 for 10 with 4 kings, 2 big bows, and a laker. Now lets talk fog. It got so thick, you could not see 50 feet. We came in slow and our heads on a swivel, using our electronics. All the fishing boats we saw were using common sense, going slow and deliberate. Can't say the same for a coupe pleasure boats we saw opening it up inside the break wall??? We traced the inner shoreline back to South Shore at about 7mph. The fog was worse closer to shore, at times visibility was less than 30 feet. Made it in safe and sound, but nerve racking nonetheless. Stay safe out there, and tight lines!

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9/1/14 11:52 AM CST
Out last evening for a few hours. Went 2-2 with both fish being 7 lb kings. One on a ff with lbb down 45 in 70 fow near the wreck. The other came at prime time in 59 fow on a blue glow flounder pounder. Marked all kinds of bait and hooks inside 50 fow. Trolled all the way in and did a few circles in the north gap. Marked all kinds again in the north gap. Temps are crazy out there. Rigger down 45 had temps from 49-62 during the trip. Current was raging. Had over 1 mph difference between GPS and raider. Saw a few zombies that some guys got in the main gap. One of the fish the guys had caught at the main gap had all of its fins. Shouldn't that fish be checking in on the stream it was born on? They are coming!!!!! Zombie apocalypse.

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9/1/14 10:11 AM CST
provolonetone check your messenger it should be upper right hand corner right below your logout. wldh

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9/1/14 7:56 AM CST
Fished 3:00-7:30 Saturday afternoon. Started in 70' straight east of the south gap in the fog. Worked ENE with first fish hitting in 100'. Eventually drifted quite a bit north with fairly decent action in 70-100'. Ended up 8-10 with several decent kings, a couple of decent lakers and a small king and brown. Caught nothing on the riggers and only the small king on a dipsie. Current was really strong, should have reduced the number of rods we were running, but that thought didn't occur to me until we had mess of tangled lines on the deck. Still have a ball of copper to untangle. Best rigs were 8 color with a black glow M&M, 10 color with a silver #4 J-plug and 12 color with a blue knight-like spoon. Had a couple of occasions when I set a line and had hit within a minute. Have you ever lost the same fish twice to a broken line? Had something big on the 12 color that broke the lead core about 5 feet into the beginning of the lead. Then the other lead core went off but eventually that fish got off. Turns out we had the remains of the 12 colors of lead. Apparently snagged it until the lure end broke off. I would have like to have seen that fish. Also after the last fish was caught it was flopping on the deck and somehow flipped the J-Plug up in the air burying a hook past the barb in the back of the catcher's leg. It took 2 of us to cut the hook and eventually push the hook out. I guess the fish got its revenge! Ran 1.9 on the Depth Raider. Picture is my 83 year old Dad with a laker he caught.

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8/31/14 7:21 PM CST
Fished solo today from 530-830. Went 6/6 two browns, one coho, two chins, one bow. The browns and one chin came in 75-95 fow. 5 color small pk spoon and rigger pk spoon down 42. Slipped out to 140 due to a tip and changed the 5 color to a mag bloody nose - took a nice bow. Rigger down 42 took the coho and finally a port Washington rig out 120 took the last chinny. Great day to get out. -ThunderSmelt-

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8/31/14 5:51 PM CST
For some reason I get a smaller king first thing every time down then every other fish is a darn laker . Which is fine when I want to catch a fish , but a when mumma wants some fish for a nice supper you got bring some home !!!

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8/31/14 2:55 PM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Lines in before 5 in 125 fow. Went 5 for 7 mostly cracked ice flashers with blue/aqua flies. 1 king on blue jeans moonshine. 10 color and dipseys 200 loc best. Rigger down 100 slowed today. Fast action as got got light.

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8/31/14 2:08 PM CST
Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
WOW, what a difference a month makes!!! Went 7/9 this morning. went out north gap set in 80'trolled n.e. to 135' 3- 12# kings,2- 9# steelies & 2 Lakers ,lost 2 screamers...come unbuttoned. White flasher & LBB was HOT!!!60' down. Orange cracked ice spoon on 6 color took Steele head. She got pretty foggy. Fished 5:00-10:00 am.

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8/31/14 1:41 PM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
To the person that lost a planner board, line,lure, inside the harbor between main gap and south gap if you would like it back pm me with detailes on what you lost i.e.what kind of board,line,lure that was atached to a 17lb. king. sorrry will keep fish!

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8/31/14 1:15 PM CST
I am wondering if anyone could answer my question. I'm fairly new to the big pond. I was out trolling michigan this morning and as I would pull my line up I noticed 3 of my 4 lines out were tangled, not with each other but itself. This happened two different times. It looked like the spoon at the end of the line came forward and wrapped around the dipsey diver. The spoon is about 4 feet from the dipsey when trolling. My other line had the fly wrapped around the flasher. The fly was 18'' from the flasher. When I set the lines they were good. I never stopped. I had 100 feet of line out on one and 200 on the other. Why would this have happened. I was do ''S'' turns as I was trolling, but not to the extreme it would cause them to wrap up. At least I don't think so. Needless to say I didn't catch anything. Haha If anyone could give me any help on this I would appreciate it. Thanks

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8/30/14 9:33 PM CST
Heading out in the AM. Wondering if anyone would ponder what these crazy winds recently have done to the water/temps? I suppose if they are staging this wind/weather/water temp. change may not effect them much and hence "business as usual" for this time of year. Any educated guesses? ty rjs

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8/27/14 8:01 PM CST
Grey Beard

If you need help getting out, and need someone there to do what you can't while healing, I'll jump at the chance to fish with you. I love your reports, even though I don't fully understand most of it. I want to learn more about possibly doing a low tech version of fishing this water out of my smaller boat, the chance to see all you write about in person would be huge and so quickly advance my new learning curve.

I live in Racine... and can be pretty flexible about timing. Good luck healing, and PM me if interested and needing some assistance.

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