Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan

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5/26/17 @ 7:52 AM
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EUPYOOPERJIG
EUPYOOPERJIG
USER since 2/29/16

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Quick trip this morning before work, lines in the water at 440 pulled at 645. 1 for 2, small king hit a 55' braid dipsey w/standard wonder bread in 65FOW, lost another nicer fish on 2 color with coho dodger and peanut fly when the swivel snapped in half, still unsure how that happened. Very thick fog both on the way out and in. Headed back out this afternoon and tomorrow morning.


UPDATE:

PM trip went 2 for 4, fat laker and a small steelhead both on 3 color with coho rig. 

Edited on 5/26/17 8:29 PM
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5/14/17 @ 10:33 AM
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Sarahtoga
Sarahtoga
USER since 7/21/16

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous

Quick trip Friday night 7:00-8:15p. Lots of bait right outside the harbor and inside the harbor. Couldn't get a bite fishing 11-20fow, so we pointed it SE and moved out to 40fow. Still no bites, and marked no bait between 20-40fow. 40-45fow marked a lot of bait again in tight balls near the bottom. Water temp was 43 on top and 44-45 on bottom. No bites...

Saturday morning fished 5:30-8:30a. One for two. Started in 40fow to pick up on the bait that was there Friday. No bait balls marked so we kept pushing out and North and only made it to 80fow. Water kept cooling off the further we went out. Lost a nice steelhead in 65fow on a white stick bait flat line. Only bite out there. Still no bait marked, so we turned in and fished to 30 fow. Marked a decent number of fish on the bottom around the 40fow, just couldn't get a bite..

Picked up and ran in front of the harbor. Fished for 40 minutes making two passes and picked up one 3lb brown on a mag watermelon spoon down 7ft on the rigger. Water outside the harbor was 46-49 degrees. Didn't mark much bait here either. Must have ether pushed up tight against shore or slid out deeper.

No other bites.

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5/13/17 @ 4:18 PM
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EUPYOOPERJIG
EUPYOOPERJIG
USER since 2/29/16

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

2 for 3 this morning from 4-1130, 10.5lb steelie and a coho. Missed a fish in 70FOW on 4 color with coho dodger and peanut fly, quick rip of the board, demolished the treble bending it badly (see picture) and was gone. Trolled out to.170FOW marking very few fish past 80FOW. Swung around and trolled back west, hit the steelie in 73FOW on 4 color w Coho dodger and aqua peanut fly. Turned around and hit the coho in the exact same spot on 46 ft rigger with Mag Blue/Green dolphin 45 back. Trolled into 40ft and pulled the plug. Meat and spindoctor and fly went untouched. Marked piles of bait between 50 and 100 FOW. 

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5/12/17 @ 7:55 PM
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L U E 42
L U E 42
USER since 7/13/09

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

I fished from about 11:30am to 5pm today.  Found numerous schools of alewives in close which  signals the end of the early brown trout season to me. Tried it there anyway with no success.

Moved out in 35 to 50 FOW. Caught one really nice 33" rainbow. At the end of the trip, I was reaching to pull in the last rod and it fired off with a 24" bow. 2 for 2 on the day. Both came on an NBK stinger down 28'.

A nice time was had by all.

Edited on 5/12/17 8:14 PM
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5/5/17 @ 9:51 AM
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Big Santa
Big Santa
USER since 7/24/02

MOON PHASE (76%)
Waxing Gibbous

Thursday 5-4, left the Manty dock as the sun was rising, took a boat ride south to the golf course.  Made two good runs working a little deeper, 15 to 25 FOW.  No bumps.  There were 4 or 5 boats working shallower, did not see any action.

After that pulled and ran a little closer to Manty.  Set up in 35, plan was to work out to about 110 to see if we could find / entice any kings.  Made two good passes east then west again in that range, marked some fish out to about 45, outside of 45 pretty barren (except for an ocassional fish sitting on the bottom).

Decided to work 30 to 50 north & south, since that is where we marked the most fish.  Absolutley stellar day for a boat ride, not a ripple on the water all day.  Worked 30 to 50 for a couple hours, just before pulling we lost a big fish in 45.  Hit an orange/chartuse spoon on a 3 color, I think it was a king, Disco thinks it was a big rainbow.  Came unglued after thrashing on the surface.

Spectacular day on the water, not many like that.  Back to the wind.


 

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5/4/17 @ 6:57 PM
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Chiro-Chris
Chiro-Chris
USER since 4/8/13

MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Still a few fish south of Manitowoc.

My buddy and I went two for three this morning.

Rapala Fire Tiger and Rainbow Trout are what they wanted.

Edited on 5/4/17 6:58 PM
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5/1/17 @ 5:44 PM
sloppycrappie
sloppycrappie
USER since 1/16/10

All of the regs are printed last year and the dnr doesnt always change them on the web. Wisconsin Outdoor News  is a great paper to get. Yes its 5 now

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5/1/17 @ 2:07 PM
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CCA
CCA
USER since 6/19/01

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Waxing Crescent

5 Greasers/Day passed, it was in the paper.

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5/1/17 @ 1:38 PM
thinblueline
thinblueline
USER since 1/25/10
I've seen articles that have indicated the daily limit for lake trout is now set at five per angler, but on the WI DNR website, it's still showing two lakers per day. If you google something to the effect of Lake Michigan lake trout limit increase, you'll see what I'm talking about. Can anybody straighten out this apparent discrepancy?

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5/1/17 @ 8:11 AM
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L U E 42
L U E 42
USER since 7/13/09

MOON PHASE (35%)
Waxing Crescent

Finally got the boat wet on Friday. Fished south of Manty in 12-16 FOW and caught 7 of 10. They were larger than average with most running 26" to 29". The best bait was a chartruse flutter spoon w/ red spots on 3 colors of lead (which puts it near the bottom). A similar chartruse evil eye on a dipsy diver also worked well. Sometimes the old baits work best.

A nice start to the season.

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