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4/11/12 10:03 AM CST
Thinking of trying the bay on Saturday for some Coho/Trout. Where abouts should I start fishing from? Was thinking of going out of Bodin's landing. Should I troll north along the shore or across to long island. Thanks, LW


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4/11/12 8:07 AM CST
We really have to watch forecast in order to head into bay--so thursday looks to be a east and s/e wind.. Is it true this is the least productive wind to fish in?? And whats ur opinion on using dodgers/flashers with flies for coho?? Better off sticking with raps? Thanks

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4/11/12 6:50 AM CST
Hey Folks, the smelt started running on the Ashland side of the bay last night. Get them while you can the run might go for two nights or for a week or more you just never know with smelt! Also folks are haveing a great season trolling this year for both salmon and trout but I have been getting a lot of complants from folks about the numbers of fish being kept this season from anglers most days. I know how it go's guy's I love smoked browns better than most folks and it kills me to let them go but lets think about shakeing some of these fish off at boat side and keeping a few around for this fall season.

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4/10/12 10:46 AM CST
Have to wait until the opener, first weekend of May..

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4/9/12 7:44 PM CST
Is it possible to at least catch and release for smallmouth bass now, or is it like inland wisconsin with the first saturday in may. Thanks.

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4/9/12 1:19 PM CST
Havent heard much about the perch. And, sadly, I do not have a first hand report for ya.

It was a great weekend to be on the water for the Coho/Trout bite though. Friday, they bit like gangbusters. Saturday it was a bit slower, but once we found them, we did well again. Clients had a great time and you can not beat the action. Should still be good for sometime yet.

Sadly, the reports for smelt were the exact opposite. Still not much going on there yet. But, after thinking about this, it seems right - as we are kinda right on track for a normal year, even though the ice went out early. After those warm temps, things have stabilized and its been quite cold (minus a few days) and we have had lots of wind, not allowing the water temps to rise quickly. So, right on track. So, this weekend might be the right time...

Along those same lines, lots of Pike and Walleye still around the shorelines, pre-spawn. So, makes sense.

But, to keep up to date on whats happening with those smelt. Remember to keep an eye on River Rock Inn and Bait Shop. They update often. Also, for those trolling, stop in as they have the right baits for whats happening out here.

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4/9/12 9:36 AM CST
does anyone have a report on the perch bite yet i live aways away and any info is greatly app thanks jake64

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4/8/12 7:00 PM CST
Thanks Jim for the info! Always look forward to your post. Plenty of info that you share! Tight Lines! LW


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4/7/12 5:52 PM CST
Just seen this - been having luck on a variety of baits.. Sticks and spoons, on boards - riggers - leadcore. Just gotta weed through 'em to find the good ones, on a day to day basis.. Hot Steel, Orange, Chart, Purple, and Pinks all have been good..

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!!

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4/6/12 4:23 PM CST
Capt. Jim, just wondering what was the hot bait you were using.. Boards and stick baits?? Looking to be on the big pond on Saturday so any insight would be helpful. Thanks in advance! LW


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4/6/12 1:40 PM CST
I use my line counters A LOT - and the Daiwa Accudepths (new models, that are silver) have been awesome.. Also have the Sealines and those are great - but for the money, can not beat the Accudepths.

The best I have used, are Shimano Tekotas..

On the fishing side of things.. Coho were snapping again today - got a limit for my 3 clients today in two hours.

Great to see lots of folks out on the water enjoying this great bite we have going on..

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4/5/12 6:41 PM CST
You can't go wrong with a Diawa Sg47 or Sg 27. I would even look at the Penns 320s now that they come as a line counter. As I have 320s also, Both have real nice drags!!

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4/5/12 4:52 PM CST
@ spike down......i do like my diawa sealines, great drag, built solid and haven't had any issues as of yet with them, all of that for around a hundred bucks? not bad in my book!... i have had my set of 6 for 7 years now. Wink

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4/4/12 9:23 PM CST
Can some one please help me decide on a great line counting reel. I have a $150 limit per reel. I looked at a Daiwa accudepth and some cheep okumas and they felt bad! I want to run core for eyes most of the time with the occasion salmon. looking for some thing with no slop and no clicking. Smooth and solid feel like a good baitcaster. Id just go the store and look but that would be a 5 hr trip. Is the okuma clarion any good. Send me a pm, thanks

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4/4/12 6:01 PM CST
Still slow on the smelt.. But, from what I seen on my graph fishing today, the smelt are moving. Who really knows about them buggers, but they are moving. So that should be a good sign!! Smile

For coho, they are literally all over.. From the Washburn shoreline all the way up to the Onion.. Also the South Channel. Bark Bay. Port Wing. Superior. Troll until ya find them, and then stay on em.

With this, we have also been fishing inland. Crappie fishing is starting to get good!! Love a little variety to the madness of trolling everyday.

Here is a good video for some crappie tips for our area lakes. Also, if anyone is interested in - we are running trips daily for out here on the Bay and inland for all species.

Spring Crappie Tips and Tactics

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