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WBC
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7/5/15 3:55 PM CST
Limit Catches of Lake Trout. Smooth and Easy with cowbells and spin n glows.

blackbrd
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7/3/15 8:03 PM CST
Good luck to everyone in the manitowoc derby. Wish I could join you all but unfortunately work got in the way. The bite has been consistent and consistently tough at times but there are quite a few big fish around. Be safe and enjoy the weather and water. May the biggest fish win!!!!

witty9601
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7/2/15 11:52 PM CST
Late report from Sat. morning and afternoon as well as report from tonight. Fishing has been so much better this year over last year. We were 17-24 in two trips Sat. and 7-9 tonight fishing 4.5 hours with a college buddy, his wife and her dad. Fish are scattered around from 50-150 and from 20-bottom. Just running and covering as much water with boards, dipsys and riggers. Have had bites on everything and only had one spoon that was hit twice tonight. Flasher fly's down deep and spoons on the top. Back at it tomorrow afternoon as well. No derby fishing this weekend, but looking forward to the Kiwanis Derby as well as the Big Brothers Big Sisters August 1st~!

King Me

WBC
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7/2/15 10:29 PM CST
Pat got out fishing all the way from Thailand. We caught the tough derby fish early again. 8lb brown trout and a 3lb coho salmon. Have to see how we would have done if we caught them during the derby the weekend. See NEWGLSF.org for derby details.

blackbrd
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7/2/15 2:28 AM CST
Fish were chewing tonight off of manty once the moon came up. It was a short window, but everything got bit. Had a couple coworkers out, one for his first time and the other the first chance this year. Both guys did a fine job boating fish. One with a case of the michigan flu. Lead, pumps, dipseys and riggers all got bit and the bite was high when they started snappin. 8 for 10 all kings. 130 was best. If we only had a few more to the crew that 20 minute window for the bite would have been rediculous. Mag spoons and flasher fly setups worked equally well.

WBC
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6/30/15 8:51 PM CST
The Willie Bee is back after a new engine. We found some nice rainbows but the water is still not set up and the fish are scattered. Got out deep and found some bows, but took the trip up north and got the 6 man limit of lakers with some bows.

Skippy Lou
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6/29/15 2:14 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Talk about a humbling day.

SOG 2.3-2.9 mph.

Headed out of the Manty pier heads at 3:45 am and started setting lines in 55 fow at 4:00 am.

Had all 6 lines set by 4:30. Kept working 60-100 fow, until 7:00 am without as much as a sniff. I was marking quite a few solid marks as well as the occasional bait pod.

At 7 decided to lick my wounds, gave up on the kings and began trolling straight east to deeper water with the hope of coaxing some steelheads on the surface.

At 7:30am in 120fow finally got a hit on the slide diver with white and gold flasher and a custom LBB glow fly. Small laker!

Shortly after got a steelhead to hit a 3 color with Moonshine Magnum RV Bloodnose spoon, shook loose after several acrobatic leaps.

Continued to work 130-250 fow until pulling lines at 10 am. Ended up getting 2 more hits and 2 fish, both small steelhead on 3 color lead with orange and red pro king spoon.

Overall ended up 3 for 4.

Talked to a couple fellow fishermen at the launch; one boat said they ended up with one king, the other had 3 steelhead.

Seems like slow fishing across the ports right now. Nothing like it was 2 weeks ago when they were snapping. They're out there but the bite is fickle to say the least.

My hypothesis, well 2 weeks ago as I was motoring out of harbors I was having Alewives splashing all around my boat, spawning. At that time when I was out in deeper water I was struggling to mark any bait pods and finding hungry fish that were willing to bite wasn't much of a challenge. Since then I've been marking more bait than I have in a long time. Taking into consideration that the reports have been slow across all ports (besides charters finding some steelhead out deep) I have the feeling that the kings are content with live forage for the time being. Perhaps we are already seeing the effects of the stocking reduction. By that I mean the combination of less salmon stocked in the last 3 years,and a poor natural reproduction in 2013 and 2014 could be tilting the balance of predator and prey out there. Will be interesting to see if the action picks up moving forward.

-Skippy Lou for two

blackbrd
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6/28/15 6:18 PM CST
Yes there were a few boats out of Manty with the calm seas this morning. After seeing 30 or more north of two rivers coming out of the harbor we set our heading south and set up in 110 straight out from manty. Got all 12 rods in without a bite although we marked a ton of fish. They weren't really active until the wind picked up later in the morning. After we headed back west in 180 we angled towards a waypoint in 150 where we boated a nice king fairly early. Riggers were suprisingly good for us today as well as a few pumphandle fish and a hot orange spoon on a 3 color. With only 1 fish by 8 thought it was going to be a long morning, but we caught 7 more within 300 yards of that same waypoint with a couple doubles. 3 big empty stomached kings and 5 rainbows from 5-9 pounds. Smiles all around and an enjoyable morning.

tangled2
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6/28/15 4:17 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
A grandson stayed over and got the 3:30AM shake from me. A good number of boats out of Manitowoc Sunday AM with flat seas and sunny conditions. Just enough action to keep you on your toes going 5 for 8 before pulling at 7:30AM and heading to Late's. We worked inside 100ft. for the first hour then trolled out to 175ft.. 3 colors was good as were deep wire dipsies pulling lbb and double aqua howies. A 300ft. copper took a Bow with a mag moonshine wonderbread spoon. Riggers didn't get touched. 2 Kings, 2 Bows, 1 Laker. Alewife in some of the fish and the Laker had plenty of belly fat a good sign that forage is still there. Good Luck.

Big Santa
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6/27/15 10:16 PM CST
Left the Manty dock ~ 4:00 PM Friday. Set up in 130 a little south of town and started working to the south. Some good rainbow action immediately on the 150 copper with orange spoons. Wanted to find some kings so kept pushing to the south. As we got south of the dome home, we got into some decent action. Put three nice ones in the box (16, 14, 13), two five pounders, and kicked back two smaller kings. Kings came on 48 foot rigger green flasher / fly, and two on the 330 copper blue flasher blue fly. Two of the big kings were natural, one planted. Belly's empty on all three.

Gorgeous night on the water.

blackbrd
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6/27/15 12:24 AM CST
Got out again on the Silver Adrenaline with Captain Marc this evening. Beautiful night on the water with some good friends and my dad. Fish cooperated, but we dropped the ball on a few. Ended the night 8 for 14 or so with some nice big kings, 1 in the upper teens. Quite a few 4 year olds on the bite but some managed to spin up the hooks and a few rainbows danced their way off the spoons. Equal number of bites on spoons and flasher fly setups. The cooler held some nice fish and we had a great time. Get out there on the water, the bite is on. Thanks again Marc!

fallflights3
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6/26/15 4:04 PM CST
went out of Two Rivers last night, went 5/9 with two nice kings,one nice bow,and 2 coho...NW of nets in about 90' caught on spoons and flies. also lost a left side,offshore planer board with no name on it, has an orange clip in the front and the wire on the tattletale straightened out so it will be missing.

[This post was last edited on 6/26/15 at 4:06 PM]
bepley41
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6/25/15 6:22 AM CST
Anyone in the Two Rivers/Manitowoc lose a triple orange board. If so contact me (253) 397-8569

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tangled2
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6/22/15 3:36 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
We were met by 3's and 4's Sunday evening around 5PM so it was a slow grind out off Manitowoc but eventually I was set by 6PM. We fished inside of 115ft and later the Lake did settle down. Slow to begin but NO FOG a plus and things got going with a 3 color spoon taking a decent Bow. Then a lull. I just mentioned to my son how I would keep the 200ft. copper out into dark running a white luhr Jensen dodger and a glow Mike's Laker Special eye fly and no sooner said it and it took off. Quite the run in that cold water but that fish did find the net going 17.9# on Popp's UPS scale. The two other Kings we caught came off glow spoons on riggers set 58ft. and 38ft. with long set backs. One of the Salmon had 6 larger alewife in it's stomach and only one salmon was a plant. Glen and I cleaned the fish this morning. Good Luck

Livicmrty5
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6/22/15 1:17 PM CST
I'm new to the area and am interested in shore fishing for salmon and trout. I would appreciate an info that would help ie, best locations, gear, lures, and timing. Thanks in advance for your help

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