Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan

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TODAY @ 8:58 PM
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Big Santa
Big Santa
USER since 7/24/02

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Late report from Friday AM.

My crew for the day got jammed up by The Man and had to bail on me late Thursday.  Decided to go solo, waitied for the sun to come up a bit to burn off the fog I was expecting.  Arrived at the Manty dock ~ 7:00 AM to a beautifull morning.  Decided to explore a bit, took a right turn out of the harbor and took a boat ride.  Set up in 130, worked 110 to 150.  Set up a deep rigger, a one color and a three color.  Lots of action from 8:00 until I pulled the plug at 11:30.  Kept two 8-9 pound kings, released two smaller kings, released 6 rainbows, missed 3 others.  Rainbows weren't the big girls, were in the 3-8 pound class.  After a couple of hours I pulled the rainbow gear and targeted kings.  Three of the kings came on 60' rigger with green dolphin spoon, the other one on a 3 color moldy carrot.  All but one rainbow came on 1 or 3 color spoons.  One hit the green dolphin down 60.  Best depth was 130.  Didn't hook into any bigger kings.  Fantastic action, great day on the water.

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TODAY @ 6:31 PM
rebelboy
rebelboy
USER since 5/25/13

Can some on tell me if west wind are good to fish on lake michigan and what the waves are like on west winds thanks

Edited on 5/29/16 6:33 PM
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5/27/16 @ 12:34 PM
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shorepatrol
shorepatrol
MEMBER since 10/12/03

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Foggy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Went out exploring/experimenting this morning looking for whitefish.  Landed 5 lost more due to learning curve and too large of hook size.  Found em in 110-120 fow near bottom.  Caught em on a 1 oz. Green/white jigging spoon.  Have now caught trout, salmon and whitefish jiggin off of Two Rivers.  Steep learning curve.  Only advice I have is keep the boat moving till you find em, then keep moving to stay on top of em.  I guessed the biggest one to be close to 4 lbs.  Trollers were doing pretty good this morning, lots of full coolers at the cleaning station.  Tight lines.

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5/26/16 @ 9:16 PM
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Salmon Chasers
Salmon Chasers
MEMBER since 3/15/13

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Fishing has been really good the last week out of Two Rivers. We have been seeing consistent catches on kings, rainbows and cohos all in the same area. 130-170' with Fire Flies in LBB miragre, limited out or Dynamite UV behind flashers off riggers and dipseys down 40-70' or Pro King spoons from the top down to 2 color lead in various colors have worked best. The first part of the week was flat calm. When not running a charter we were taking the Skeeter out and using tgat. Fog has rolled in the last 2 mornings and choppy seas by afternoon. Be sure to book your trip for the summer. With this good early start we have high hopes for the rest of the season. We do have a couple openings for this holiday weekend if you can make it.

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5/24/16 @ 4:29 PM
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lake
lake
USER since 1/17/10

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
went out at about 7 am out of manty, stuck to 40'-50' feet of water because of the fact we were in a small 16 footer. marked a couple in about 40' but no takers, wish we could have gone deeper but the swells were getting a bit much for our small craft. 

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5/24/16 @ 2:36 PM
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Yellowtail
Yellowtail
USER since 7/16/09

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Fished a couple of hours yesterday morning (Monday). Worked just out side the nets 120' to 140'. Surface water temp was 45-46 degrees. Caught one rainbow 3 color with pearl yeck spoon and a coho 30' down on a green skunk spoon. Only fish marked were just off the bottom. Both fish had small alewives in their stomach.

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5/24/16 @ 10:42 AM
EUPYOOPERJIG
EUPYOOPERJIG
USER since 2/29/16

Channel 16 is the international hailing and distress channel. It is used to hail and transfer vessels to other channels for prolonged communication, for distress calls, and for urgent information broadcasts. All vessels are required to monitor ch. 16 while underway. The channel is used to hail a vessel and switch them to another working frequency for prolonged talking, ch. 9 for example. 

Edited on 5/24/16 10:54 AM
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5/24/16 @ 10:29 AM
L U E 42
L U E 42
USER since 7/13/09

 In case anyone is confused, Channel 16 is the international channel for distress and safety only. Do not use it for any other purposes.  Channel 9 is designated for commercial and non-commercial hailing.

See http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=mtvhf for a list of VHF channels and their purposes.

 

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5/23/16 @ 9:11 PM
PabloFC
PabloFC
USER since 6/19/05

CH 9 you mean?! or was that a joke?

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5/23/16 @ 6:58 PM
EUPYOOPERJIG
EUPYOOPERJIG
USER since 2/29/16

The Nets yesterday morning were out in 80-100 FOW. Anywhere in 50 feet from TR south to Manti you should be fine I haven't seen any nets there. I have a marine radio, boat name is Gold Troller if anyone is out and wants to chat give me a shout on ch 16. 

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5/23/16 @ 6:24 PM
lake
lake
USER since 1/17/10

still looking for a bit of information on the nets. i found a map of the locations of them but how far towards shore do those anchor ropes go? looking to troll in about 50 feet of water. any help regarding this or other obstacles would be greatly appreciated. thanks and tight lines. 

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5/23/16 @ 12:59 PM
Pete Moss
Pete Moss
USER since 5/3/12

Wondering if anyone uses marine radios out of Manty, and if so which channel please?

thanks,  Pete

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5/23/16 @ 12:47 PM
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tangled2
tangled2
USER since 4/1/02

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

 Getting near the back end of a high pressure system, no fog, and calm seas got these two old guys out Sunday PM.   I started setting up in 70ft. after taking 115 degrees out of Manty and circled 85ft. to 110ft. several times getting maybe as far North as Waldo Blvd.  At 87ft. our first and only dipsy hit on a 00 red dodger pulling a small green/black fly loc 42ft..  Off right at the net - geez!  After that it was pretty much steady hits until sunset going 5 for 8 with one nice coho and four steelhead.  I think Glen has coho in pic.  I had two 1 1/2 color rods out and two 3 color plus two dipsy rods.  Regular sized stingers and pro kings in green/orange worked, with 2.9 to 3.1 GPS speed.  Always grateful to the couple boaters that gave me depths working for them on Saturday.  Stomachs had pretty much nothing in them one fish did have several small alewife. 

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5/23/16 @ 9:50 AM
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Fish Licker
Fish Licker
USER since 7/28/14

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Left the TR pier heads at 4:00 Sunday night for the initial 'work out the kinks' trip for the year and there were plenty to work out (leaving both landing nets at home being the first)!

Set up outside the nets in 150' and found all our fish in 170-180'; the first a Bow that spit the hook of an orange and silver Yeck spoon on a 1 color, the second bow spit an orange, black, and yellow Dreamweaver on a 2 color, the third a 10# Bow came in on the 2 color DW spoon, the fourth broke off and took 5 colors and a Magic Man Pro King with it, the fifth an 8# Bow came in on a 100' dipsy with a Watermelon Moonshine, the sixth got off on a dipsy out 125' with a JJ McMuffin Moonshine, and the seventh a 12# Bow came in on the 1 color Yeck spoon.

Ended the night 3 for 7 with the 8, 10, and 12 lb Bows.

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5/22/16 @ 3:44 PM
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The Big O
The Big O
MEMBER since 3/18/07

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

Late report from yesterday. Left Manty on a solo run at 4:00 pm. Ran out to 100 FOW on glass calm seas. Set up a high line spread for bows and found fish fight away. Ended the day going 4 for 7 with 2 Kings and 2 Bows. One small king is still swimming. All hits came on Prokings with Pumpkin Carver taking most of the hits. All the keepers were around the 11 lb mark. Most of the water temps were in the 48° range but found some 53° water and I think that was key. Good day on the Big Pond.

Edited on 5/22/16 5:16 PM
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