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Another Pier-Dweller
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8/19/14 10:18 PM CST
I would be interested, got a phone number or an email??

nobby buck
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8/19/14 6:18 PM CST
have a smelt net .Ts's a 5x5

Another Pier-Dweller
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8/19/14 9:10 AM CST
Anyone out there looking to get rid of their old smelt/dip net? If so, please message me with price, thanks! -APD

The Urban Legend
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FISHING REPORT
8/18/14 10:10 AM CST
Went 8 for 11 Saturday with everything coming in 170+. We worked out to 320 witha lot of marks down 40-60 in 240+ fow. No pattern. 9 baits got hit. Only one on F/F. No big fish but calm seas and a few fish made for a fun trip. Hopefully getting back out there soon. We needed a brown for the grand slam but no luck. Maybe someday.

Big Santa
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8/18/14 6:34 AM CST
Thanks to everyone who post reports. I've not been able to fish much this season, it's great to at least be able to read about what's going on.

Father Don told me he needs a salmon for this coming weekend before mass Sunday, so that compelled me to take a solo PM run. Can't mess with the Big Guy.

Left the Manty dock ~ 3:00 PM. Took a 60 degree heading into the waves and had a fun 9 mile run in the cat. Put the temperature probe down and found in the 60's all the way down to 70 feet. It hit 53 at 90, so I figured I'd set all of my three lines deep.

Went to grab the must-run blue bubble Spin Doctor and noticed I left all of my flashers in the garage. That told me I'd be running a spoon program today Smile.

Ran a deep rigger, a 250 copper, and a 300 copper. Worked from almost straight out of TR to a little south of Manty, 140 - 180. Around 6:00 PM the 300 copper with a magnum blue flounder pounder screamed. It was a big one, because it made a very long initial run (which requires a big fish with all of that copper). I happened to be trolling into the waves at the time, had an epic ~ 15 minute battle. Got it to within about 40 feet of the boat, and the hooked pulled free. Never saw it, it was a big one. That fish hit in 145 straight out of Manty.

Worked in as far as 130 as the sun set, not another bump.

Go get 'em.

Santa

Xjarhead
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8/17/14 6:34 PM CST
A quick report from this weekend. We fished out to 250 fow on Saturday mainly working 150-200 targeting the colder water down around 90 feet. We marked some fish but they just didn't want to bite only managing to get two fish in the cooler.

Sunday everyone stayed home with the 3-5 foot seas as I only seen three other boats south of Manitowoc. We decided to stay in closer working 60 to 80 fow. Had tons of bait pods and allot of large marks. Tells me the kings are staging for a run up the river. The water was pretty warm from top to bottom 67 on the surface and 63 on the bottom. We got some fish to hit wire and braid dipseys and a downrigger set at 55 in 75fow. Attached is a picture of a few 4 year olds we managed to put in the cooler.

If you would like to do some combat fishing around the pier heads in September call us for some great deals we will be running.

Captain Bill

Semper Fi Charters 920-901-0970

[This post was last edited on 8/17/14 at 6:35 PM]
big_fishman
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8/17/14 8:06 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
What a year!!!

Fished the westshore derby yesterday.

Fished 80 to 265, marked more fish out deep.

WE went 5 for 9, donated a planer board in the process, line got tangled in it so some lucky kid on the beach is going to get a board, bait and rainbow.

Water was warm, we had 64ish in the upper 30 feet, and 50 at 85 feet down. There is a temp break at 35-45 feet drops from 64 to 60.

All our fish were caught in the upper 45 feet in the warm water, weird, none had anything in their stomachs.

FF took most, pumps and DR. Two on spoons on high lines, one being a laker!!!! in 64 degree water.

Good luck.

AJ's DREAM
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8/16/14 6:34 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
We made it out Friday for a 12 hour tour between 65' and 400' throwing everything we could think of out with only 3 hits to show...

We Just couldn't get that Darn Skunk out of the box!!!

Hopefully we have a better day next time, Out Deep AJ's Dream

[This post was last edited on 8/16/14 at 8:44 AM]
wally_tamer
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8/15/14 6:16 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Out of Seagull last night fishing from 120-160 with pockets of 52-56 degree water down 90-100 feet. Ended up going 1 for 2 with a wire dipsy ff and a oody nose spoon on dipsy being hit....13#er. Very slow. Out right now in 200 with 52 - 58 degree water down 100. One laker on green ff and one screamer on dipsy spoon that was off before we had our hands on the rod. Oh fish gods where art thou. Good luck.

Fish Licker
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8/14/14 12:59 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Had time to sneak in a short 'sunset' trip Wednesday night with my dad; working 50 to 80 fow in between the cities. Decided to run a 6 board leadcore setup (1,2,3,4,6,and 8 colors) to start and then switch over to riggers and dipsys at 'go time'. All worked equally well for me last night; finishing 0 for 0 with not so much as a bump.

blackbrd
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8/14/14 11:09 AM CST
I thought my raider probe was broken....nope. 61 degrees at the bottom in 70 feet. I told my buddies that were along for the ride that it might be just that yesterday morning. Fished 40-75 from 4:30-9. Caught a nice 12 male on a rigger just as it got light, then a few on pumps. An 18 pound hen and a small 2 year old. Then it got tough. Pulled the riggers and ran some dipsies up high to target some high fish I was marking and pulled a nice 16 pounder and had 2 other rips on them mid-morning and then another small fish. Guess 5 for 7 isn't bad, wasn't expecting that though. Solid warm water or fish in the cooler with that warm water.

I forgot to add all fish came on flasher fly setups The fish are still there shallow, some starting to get tan, but are still eating occasionally.

[This post was last edited on 8/14/14 at 11:20 AM]
Xjarhead
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8/14/14 10:04 AM CST
To say that fishing after the big blow and the storms that rolled through on Monday night is tough would be an under statement. Monday we fished 60-80 fow and had 55 degress down 50 feet. Wednesday night the water was 69 degrees from top to bottom in the same depths. We moved out to 140fow and found some colder water down about 90 feet. We did manage to find a couple nice fish for our customers.

Captain Bill

Semper Fi Charters

[This post was last edited on 8/14/14 at 10:05 AM]
L U E 42
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8/14/14 8:57 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Worked 60 to 90 FOW south of Manty last night with a large cluster of other boats and went 0 for 0. Almost everyone else I talked to had the same results. With 64 degree water from top to bottom, I was hoping to find mature kings starting to move out of their preferred temperature due to spawning urges. Not yet. There were a few pods of bait and marks on the graph though.

I honestly didn't think I would see any water that was too warm this year. Tomorrow I will be fishing deeper.

Hunter"N"Fisher
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8/14/14 7:56 AM CST
Had my uncle visiting from Georgia last night to do some "Yankee fishing"

The fishing sucked. I knew the storm we had mixed it up out there, and against my better judgement I setup in 50fow and made my way out to 160fow with not so much as a bump. Turned around, right on cue in 140 both riggers fired at the same time. Netting a 16.5# king and losing a much larger one.

Green/white flasher flies 80-90 down.

Talked to a boat at the launch that worked 60-90 and he said the water temp was WARMER down towards the bottom. I guess those three boats had nothing.

smits25u
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8/12/14 9:02 AM CST
if anyone needs an extra body, I am looking to get out and do some fishing. I am usually free saturdays. Thanks

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