Fished out of Manitowoc 430AM until 1030AM. Went one for one. And saw a few others. 92 ft of water 33 down on rigger modified blue dolphin pk went at 730AM. Healthy19.5 lb king. Nice temp breaks in the area near the "clay banks" Surface water temps from the satellite were were real. SurfaceTemps found were from 45 to 52. Calm conditions made for an enjoyable boat ride.
Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan
MOON PHASE (44%)
Had an opportunity to get out with a couple of crusty old comrades on Monday 5/7. Fish catching expectations were low, but weather looked good so we took advantage of the day.
Departed the Manty dock as the sun was rising over the lighthouse. Took a boat ride to south of Hika, set up for Browns. Washed lures for a couple of hours, working between 12 and 25 feet of water. Water temps were 45 to 47 in close. One 4 pound Brown on a spoon.
Pulled lines, ran back to the north, set up in 50 about off Northeim and started working out and north. Ended up working out as far as 180, ended up a little north of the car ferry line when we pulled the plug mid-afternoon. One fly-by, no other bumps. Once outside of 30 fee or so, water temps were 35 to 37. Marked a very occasional fish on the bottom.
Hoping water warms and we'll have some fish to chase within a couple of weeks. Good to be on the lake.
MOON PHASE (94%)
41° - 45° F
40° - 45° F
Fished north of TR this morning pulling stickbaits for trout. Got one brown in 12 FOW about 2 miles north of town. Purple Thundersick at 1.8 mph. Not much but not a skunk for my first trip this season.
MOON PHASE (37%)
51° - 55° F
Below 40° F
1 for 2 this morning. Floating junk slick and the ice sheet made trolling this morning a pain, once the breeze kicked up and pushed it away from shore it was easy fishing. Glass calm and sunny. Water temps 36-40.6 depending on location.