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Hunter"N"Fisher
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7/22/14 6:46 PM CST
Where to begin? The fishing the last two weeks really turned on for us. Have averaged 6 fish a trip no problem. Except for Saturday night. Went 0-4 all big fish.

I have been working the 70-160 feet of water like it's a religion. Many big kings including a 27# last week. LOTS OF RAINBOWS LAST WEEKEND!!! Lost just as many as we put in the boat.

3 colors of lead, warrior uv lemon drops&blue pearl&sister sledge. Modified Carmel dolphin pro king has been great on this setup too.

Dipsies have been working great as well. Green/white dodgers with green or aqua flies 100-140 back. Small dipsies have been getting fish on the 3 setting 80-160 mostly on the same things that my lead cores are getting rigged with.

Very few fish on the riggers. A couple on meat rigs, and the same dodger fly setups I'm running on the dipsies. Last Wednesday they just kinda stopped working for me.

And the big winner is the 9 color lead core, with a 100 foot leader and the pearl necklace pro king. When it slows down, that thing has saved me from falling asleep!

Kind of a long winded report, covering two weeks time.. But I haven't changed my program much at all.

Josh-outta time.

Unfortunately I don't think I can add more then one photo from my phone. Oh well.

CHRIS SATTERBURG
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7/22/14 4:41 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
We had a few trips this past week and weekend and it was a good time to be on the water. Wednesday evening we were on to some big Kings out in 130' straight out of Manty, then Thursday evening they were gone. Caught our fish in 100 and further south. Friday morning started shallower 60 straight out and slid in and out to 150. Sunday morning worked the same water. What I can say is leadcore and copper has been the ticket for us as my pumphandles are frustrating me. We are running flasher fly combos on all our lead and copper and working well. Chrome and green dodgers with aqua flys. High lines are catching a couple per trip, orange spoons. Have fun out there!


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WBC
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7/21/14 3:22 PM CST
A great weekend of fishing in the Two Rivers Derby on the Willie Bee. The morning bite was working for us Friday as we swung around the south end of the nets and out to 500 feet of water. Mostly high lines with orange, silver, or blue spoons keeping us busy. Sat. Super Tournament we started out with 3 quick fish including the 3rd place coho, but worked the rest of the day to get the big fish to bite in 60-100 feet and did not get them to go, finishing up with 5 fish. Congratulations to Dalton and his 3rd place catch! The evening short trips did not turn on for us, but the fish are moving in close with more action off the piers. The guys went 3 for 7 on big kings off the north pier today.

Big Santa
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7/21/14 3:04 PM CST
Fantastic three days of perfect weather, calm seas, fun, laughter, and enjoying what I love to do during the TR Derby. Due to the long days and short sleep, the memory is a bit foggy, but I'll provide what I can in case it helps anyone. If you're looking for a hot tip, you can save yourself time and stop here.

Friday AM we decided to go long and deep. Worked 350 to 450 from north water tower to north of the Two Creeks Plant. Three for nine with a rainbow and coho in the box, released a small bow, and had 6 rainbows shake free as they were laughing at us two feet out of the water. The coho hit a flasher fly down 45 on a rigger, everything else hit boards in the top 20 feet.

After some fine ribs at The Waverly, we set up for the late afternoon / evening trip in 200 between the cities. Put a nice rainbow in the box on a blue spoon 74 down in a rigger. Hooked our only big four-year old of the entire weekend on a wire dipsy flasher fly out 140 feet. Ripped 400 feet of line out, battled it to the back of the boat, just as the net was going in the water she took a hard run under the boat and cut the leader in the prop. Santa berated the crew for that one. No more bites, headed in as the sun was setting to avoid the coast guard shake-down at dark.

Saturday morning we decided to take a boat ride to the south. Set up in 100 just north of Hika Bay. There were a lot of boats working 60 - 100 feet straight out of Manty when we cruised through. There were also 8-10 boats working the area where we set up, which is surprising given the distance from Manty and Sheboygan. Most of the boats were Sheboygan boats working the 60 foot range. We worked a 3 mile stretch hard from 55 to 110 feet of water. Marked a lot of fish, most in the 80-90 foot range, the only nibble we got was a nice rainbow we put in the box. After 4-5 hours we decided to pull lines, take a boat ride, and go find the fish. Given how gorgeous of a day it was, we put the hammer down and went east until we hit 500 feet of water. The surface temperature out there was 60, and upon putting the temp prove down found there was an actual thermocline between 45 and 55 feet down (8 degree temperature change). Was very excited at that, and we set out the spread. Worked that depth and pushed north hoping to find the mother-load, only bagged three smallish lake trout and one rainbow. Made the executive decision to head west and shallower. By ~ 6:30 PM we were in 240, where we got a nice flurry and put two nice rainbows and a three year old king in the box. Pulled the plug just before sunset, setting a personal mark of 13 hours on the water. Covered water from 55 to 500 feet deep, from Hika Bay to Rawley's Point. 9 fish in the box, an amazing day on the water.

Sunday morning we stayed closer to TR, fuel tanks were a little short and the gas pump was out of service at the Seagull. Set up in 60 feet of water off the north water tower. Had probably our best action of the weekend in that water in the first two hours of fishing. Lost a four-year old on a spoon rigger down 55, put a big rainbow in the box on a orange spoon 3-color, put a nice 3 year old in the box on the same spooon rigger, and a rainbow on a spoon 6 color. Pushed north a bit and worked inside and then outside the north side of the nets, not another bump. Pulled the plug at 10:30 AM, pulled up camp, and headed to derby HQ to enjoy the Derby Glow.

I can't recall fishing that hard and catching so little within the past ten years. Really struggled to find kings and/or get them to hit. Concened about what the heck is going on out there. Hopefully just the cold water.

Rough morning at work after living the Seagull Lifestyle to it's fullest for three days; was craving a BL during the 7:30 meeting....

Santa back to 9

WBC
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7/17/14 9:39 AM CST
After a north wind, there is a strong current flowing south. This should help move more fish our way. Our afternoon trip started out fast hitting a king and a laker while setting up. Then things slowed and had some tangles when we turned into the current. After making some changes we finished to day having to pull lines and chase down this 22lb king. What a fight in the cold water, made the trip! We pulled the bottom rigger and found a small salmon that had been bitten. Good Luck to Everyone in the Two Rivers Tournament this weekend!

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7/17/14 9:22 AM CST
Had my friend Jay die from cancer last year and this evenings short trip was from his benefit. The heavy afternoon rain didn't make this look good, but the lake calmed and the sun came out and we put 5 rainbows in the cooler. Running north to the lighthouse with the orange and silver spoons on the surface.

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7/17/14 8:58 AM CST
We worked the coast from the lighthouse to the south end of the nets. Covered a lot of depths for some mixed king,coho,rainbow,and laker action. Tried the pierheads to pick up a grand slam but the browns are just out of reach. Changed many lures and randomly caught fish from top to bottom.

WBC
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7/17/14 8:45 AM CST
The browns have been in for a week inside the piers. Good to see a lot of people getting out and a perfect chance to take the kids fishing. A mix of sizes of fish and they have been biting all day in spurts. Gold Cleo's and spinners working the best. Looks like there will be no problem filling the brown trout division for the Two Rivers Tournament this weekend. Dalton got another one between charters!

Xjarhead
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7/13/14 6:58 AM CST
Report from Saturday morning aboard the Semper Fi..Had Don and his 2 daughters out and we fished 80-120 fow with 80-100 being the best for us. We boated 7 rainbows and 3 kings missing 7 others. 5 & 7 color leadcore were producing with Jeffs UV spoons and the 100 and 200 coppers were also holding there own also using UV spoons. The early morning bit was flasher fly off downriggers. There was no special set up every combo took at least one hit. Downriggers were set at 48,42 and 37. As the morning went on we dropped everything another 10-20 feet. If you have not picked up any UV tackle yet your missing out on some very productive baits. Under cloudy conditions like we had Saturday morning the UV really produces. I still have some August dates available if your looking for a charter.

Captain Bill

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7/12/14 9:46 PM CST
Got into the big fish today on the Willie Bee. Stayed tight to the nets with white flashers and aqua flies down 55-70 feet and white and blue spoons on the surface. The browns moved in and the pier fishermen were having fun pulling in a lot of them.

kuzwano
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7/12/14 5:09 PM CST
Great morning fishing aboard the Fish Casket, along with Brian and Travis, 10 kings, 9 bows and 1 lake trout. Always a super time with those guys.

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1.18rods
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7/11/14 9:08 AM CST
Trips on Wednesday night, Thursday morning and night. Fished straight east out of Manitowoc in 80-130ft each time. Each trip produced 5 fish each. 50/50 split between kings and bows. Spoons with blue and/or green on the variety of lead cores seemed to be the best, flashers were quiet. Also shiny silver spoons near surface produced a few bows. Pink and orange didn't work for the bows. Best luck was when trolling southbound. We found it best, that when we hooked one up, to turn right around away and go back through that same area quickly. That usually yielded another fish.

TRPierguy
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7/11/14 6:05 AM CST
Fished yesterday morning from 5 to 10. Very foggy and started in 40 - 70 for first 4 hours. Water still very cold nearshore (46 to 48 surface temps). Marked fish here and there, but only had one hit on a downrigger that didn't stick. When the fog finally lifted around 8:30, headed out off TR lighthouse 150 feet and caught a 4lb rainbow on a dipsy out 115 ft with a orange moonshine spoon.

mayo16
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7/11/14 3:14 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Fished last night 5 to9 went 0 for 2. List two nice fish one on rigger down 70 the other on 5 color with orange pro king. Fished 100 to 160 Dow.

Xjarhead
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7/10/14 9:19 AM CST
The Semper Fi made a evening trip Tuesday night with a group of deputies from the Manitowoc County jail. We powered out to 80FOW and found surface temps of 50 Degrees. We set lines and headed east where the water warmed the deeper we went. Made it out to 200FOW and turned back in. Picked up 3 fish on the way out 2 nice 3 year old kings and a rainbow. When we got back into 125FOW the down riggers started to fire as did our slide divers working the top 50ft of the water column. Ended the night with a 12 year old young man hanging on for dear life as a big 4 year old took off with a downrigger rod. Best baits were a white spin doctor with black polka dots and a fire fly lucky shamrock with UV beads (3 hits) . Also hot was a white glow pro king with green ladder back and a fire fly widow maker with glow beads (3 hits). All hits came on flasher fly. Best water depth was 100-130 fow.

Captain Bill

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