Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan

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8/7/17 @ 9:16 AM
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chill440
chill440
USER since 1/2/15

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

LBB = Little Boy Blue in most cases I've seen.  It is a popular name but the color/design varies depending on who makes the flies.

It's generally a light blue, UV reflective pattern though.

Edited on 8/7/17 9:18 AM
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8/7/17 @ 9:02 AM
skiflyer2k
skiflyer2k
USER since 4/5/11

Question for somone willing to answer. What does llb flies mean? I see on some howie flies they have llb in the name... or maybe its LBB? i assume something with the color.

thanks!!

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8/6/17 @ 7:55 PM
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Big Santa
Big Santa
USER since 7/24/02

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

A terrific sunrise as I left the Manitowoc harbor Sunday on a solo trip.  Took a 90 degree heading and set up in 210.  A good number of marks while I was setting up the three-rod spread targeting kings.  Trolled out to 250, then turned back west.  Decent rainbow hit the 90 foot rigger green dolphin spoon in 210  Worked in to 160, then turned back east.  Another rainbow in about 210 hit a spoon on the 300 copper.  Out to 230, then back in.  At that 210 foot range, nice 17 pound king hammered electric kool-aid 100 down on a rigger.  Released two shaker kings, pulled the plug around 9:30.  Fantastic morning on the water.v

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8/6/17 @ 4:21 PM
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tangled2
tangled2
USER since 4/1/02

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

I had not fished in over three weeks; can't say I really missed that nasty spiny flea hatch but Sunday morning took my buddy Glen and I off shore in my old Great Lakes Special boat and fishing was good.  We didn't have many bites but three larger steelhead held  our only three hits pulling at 8AM.   I set 5 lines three riggers 72-92-102 and two deep wire dipsies down about that same depth.  A wire dipsy went first in 180ft. and our other two Steelhead came off the 92 and 102ft. riggers with large green coyote flashers and llb flies.  A smaller 8" flasher and lbb took the  bow on the wire dipsy.  We got as deep as 220ft. but all three bites came between 180ft. and 200ft. pulling at 8AM.  I saw some very good catches this week coming in that deep water when the lake allowed boaters to get out.  One bow today ran out 640ft. surprised me thinking it had to be a King.  Glen in pic is thumbing the spool but that didn't help.  Good luck and use common sense if boating offshore.   

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8/4/17 @ 2:29 PM
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WBC
WBC
USER since 6/17/01

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous

The Two Rivers Harbor Cam got hit by lightening and will need to be replaced. It is being worked on but it will take some time before it is up and running again. A couple of windy days keeping the Willie Bee off the lake. The deep water had been bring us some coolers full of fish, but that may all change after the storms.

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8/1/17 @ 9:05 AM
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Reel Life
Reel Life
USER since 7/31/17

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished this past weekend from the light, to 1 mile south of Mtwc. Covered a lot of water, going 15/26. Spoons working the best for us on suspended riggers and dipseys in the top 50-70' of 100-240fow


Edited on 8/1/17 12:28 PM
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7/31/17 @ 8:20 AM
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Big Santa
Big Santa
USER since 7/24/02

MOON PHASE (60%)
Waxing Gibbous

Left the Manty dock ~ 11:30 AM Sunday 7-30 with the two youngest boys to enjoy a great day on the water, wash some lures, and maybe find a couple of dumb fish.

Took a 15 mile boat ride to the SE to enjoy a great day and try some different water.  Set up in about 200.  Water 69-70 on the surface, 65 degrees 50 down, then dropped to 50 degrees at 70 feet.

Forgot the flies at home, so was an all-spoon presentation.  Pulled lures for 2-3 hours, put two rainbows in the box, had two swing & misses.  10 color  agent orange, 5 color orange pro king each had two hits.

SW wind of course was SE, when the chop kicked up and Brewers were about to lose to the Cubs we pulled lines, took a swim, and enjoyed the ride back to port.

Two Sheboygan boats were working a small area due east of me, probably in about 300.  Not sure if they had something going.

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7/28/17 @ 4:53 PM
Whistling Gull
Whistling Gull
USER since 5/2/11

http://www.manitowoc-marina.com/about/harborcam

Cam Alternative with TR Down:

photo 1 shows boat location in photo 2.

Best way to view:

1.Select the "PTZ" Tab (lower left)

2.Select "CENTER"

This will allow you to click on the spot you want to be centered on screen, after you have it centered you can "ZOOM" in  

One defect of this cam is that anyone can take over control .It also reverts back to home position fairly  quickly.

Hope this helps, MISS THAT LAKE...



Edited on 7/28/17 5:08 PM
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Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan Photo
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7/27/17 @ 8:47 PM
swamphunter
swamphunter
USER since 2/12/02

3 to 4 footers right now with no white cap.   Game on for the morning.  Fishing sucks but we will wash lures!  

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7/27/17 @ 7:11 PM
#9fan
#9fan
USER since 10/5/06

Webcam must be down. Same problem here. 

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