Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan

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8/23/18 @ 9:04 AM
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USER since 7/9/17

Excellent to hear the same is occurring upnorth—well not really.  I normally fish out of Port Washington.  I was out last evening and found nearly the exact experience.  For a minute I thought my probe wasn’t working correctly, haha.  It was a short three hour trip, marked a few right on the bottom, but no takers.

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8/23/18 @ 8:11 AM
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big_fishman
big_fishman
USER since 10/13/09

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

The water is warm warm warm.  Hopefully the west wind will get working.

73 degrees on top to bottom out to 80FOW.

175FOW: 80 feet down59 degrees and 49 degrees 125 feet down.  Bait pods and fish 100 feet and deeper out past 130.  


Not a bump.  did not go any deeper than 180.    Marked some nice fish in the 73 degree water in shallower but they were close to the bottom and like me on a hot day, doing nothing.


Good luck.

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8/20/18 @ 6:46 PM
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Big Santa
Big Santa
USER since 7/24/02

MOON PHASE (73%)
Waxing Gibbous

Late report from Sunday morning.

Solo trip out of Manty, left the dock ~ 5:15 AM.  Ran to the south a bit and set up in 100.  Trolled in to 90, then out and worked 110 to 130 for a while.  No bites before sunrise.  A couple of small kings hit the deep rigger spoon, released.  Nothing overly interesting on the graph, pushed north and deeper.  Between 140 and 150 marked some fish and a few small bait pods.  In 140 about an 8 pound bow, 50' silver/green flasher green fly.  Kept moving north and out, released a couple small rainbows.  In 170 a 300 copper with a magnum spoon got whacked, ripped out line and then went away.  Worked 150 to 170, as I was pulling lines the 300 copper with the same spoon got another 8 pound rainbow.

There were a couple of boats still working fairly shallow (I'd guess 80 foot range) south of town when I came in around 11.  

Most of the marks were down 40 to 60 feet, which is where the thermocline was.

Starting to get tough to rally the normal crusty old crew to get out there with the tough fishing.  I'll keep banging my head against the wall........

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8/20/18 @ 5:47 PM
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tangled2
tangled2
USER since 4/1/02

MOON PHASE (73%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

We did a short run Sunday evening, the lake had settled somewhat from the AM talking to a few of the guys that were out but still a bumpy ride out to 200ft. where I set 3 riggers and one wire dipsy in.  Couldn't run a starboard dipsy because of current pulling it over the rigger rods.  We had decent rigger action probably netting the two smaller fish that hit but always fun when the riggers work.  Our 82ft. rigger mag/flasher/fly set went twice and a 92ft. rigger once.  The center rigger took the bow in pic 54ft. down spoon.  My deep wire dipsy got hit but off as I pulled it from the holder.  The fish seemed active with cooler water down and current maybe got them feeding. We ended in 135ft. but all hits came outside 150ft.. Nothing went at sunset. The bow was stuffed with forage.  A grand-daughter was able to shake off some unsettledness and held in there.  Good luck.

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8/18/18 @ 8:09 PM
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Fishlaw007
Fishlaw007
USER since 12/30/14

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Got to TR launch before 6, two boats had just launched and came back to launch saying it was too rough.  We launched at 6, beat our way north until 7:30.  Large rolling waves from the NE--some up to 8', when prediction was for 2-3'.  Waves didn't break so decided to try fishing. Went north off the nuke, east to 90 fow and set up a south troll.  BIG fish hit 400'  copper with a small stinger spoon in half silver/half green.  I had drag set too loosely and buddy bringing it in was a newby who didn't realize he wasn't making much progress.  Eventually I saw it was light and tightened it up.  Got fish within 30 yards and then hook popped out.  Fished 7:30 to 12:30.  Tried to stay around 2.5 SOG (downspeed not working).  Ran two meat rigs, several different spoons and two flasher flies.  Caught two shakers which died while being pulled around.  One on a small moonshine in wonder bread on a rigger, other on the 400' copper with silver/green stinger.  Due to bouncing in the waves neither shaker was noticed until we pulled lines. Ran two dipseys, three coppers, 2 riggers and one flat line. No hits on: stinger green dolphin,   diamond king silver with yellow edge stripe, flat line orange spoon for steelhead, flounder pounder, etc.  Marked lots of fish up shallow (top 20') and lots in mid-depths 50-80'.  Saw many of them come up to look at rigger balls and then go back down.  Surface temp all in low 70s.  Some down temps in upper 40s, at 80' down.

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8/14/18 @ 12:53 PM
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Doug g
Doug g
USER since 6/27/16

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Got a late start.  Fished from 7:30 to 11 AM.  Started in 80’ trolled out to 110’ no hits.  Marked about 5 nice schools of bait.  Picked up and ran out to 150’ for about two hours.  Marked about 6 fish checking out my downrigger set at 42’ but no takers.  Two boats were pulling out at the marina, each with one fish.  Beautiful day even though the fish didn’t cooperate!

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8/14/18 @ 11:05 AM
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Mantaray
Mantaray
USER since 7/6/11

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Late report from the weekend.

Saturday setup in 100 fow at 5:00am and pointed east, set 4 downriggers from 30 - 60 down all with various colors of spoons, 2 dipseys out 100 at a 3 setting and 6 board lines with 6 ounce weights. Went 11 for about 20 no one spoon was better but blue was a common color. 1 Coho, 1 Laker, 1 Pink and 8 Rainbows. Did the best in 150 fow. Had to quit at 9:00am to get to a wedding.

Sunday had the same spread but started at 140 fow and was rewarded with 0/5, couldn't keep them coupled up. I made a poor decision on starting too deep and I over shot the cool water with the more active fish. All in all a great weekend.

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8/13/18 @ 5:46 PM
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tangled2
tangled2
USER since 4/1/02

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

I saw some one to five fish catches Saturday and Sunday AM at the Manty cleaning facility but slow in general.  Very slow for us Monday AM as we trolled about 2 1/2 hours with only one decent Bow to show for it and one other rip on a 300 copper.  I set in 115ft. trolled into 85ft. then out again to 200ft. before pulling.  Only a few marks along the way and not much for bait pods perhaps that is why the Bow had an empty stomach.  The one fish we netted in pic hit a 44ft. rigger spoon in 95ft. early on.  My son had an appointment but not before he and his boys and I had a  hefty Lates breakfast.    I ran stuff as high as 5 colors and as deep as a 112ft. rigger just plain slow as were the waves - dead flat.  Good luck.

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8/12/18 @ 11:25 PM
slumdog
slumdog
USER since 8/12/18

Recently moved to the area. Looking for any info on fishing walleye in the Manitowoc/two rivers area on lake Michigan.

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8/11/18 @ 9:10 PM
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UDDER BUSINESS
UDDER BUSINESS
USER since 9/10/02

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WE LEFT THE MANITOWOC DOCK 10AM. WE RETURNED 6PM. WE STARTED FISHING IN 140FOW. WE HAD OUT DOWNRIGGERS, DIPSIES AND PLANER BOARDS. WORKED FROM 140 FOW TO 280FOW. WE HAD A FEW HITS IN 220FOW AND THE REST OF THE HITS OUT TO 280. WE WENT 4 FOR 7. ALL RAINBOWS. WE HAD SIX HITS ON THE DOWNRIGGER 88 FT DOWN. ONE FISH ON DIPSY. ALL FISH ON SPOONS. GOOD COLORS WERE CHARTRUESE, BLUES AND SILVERS. NICE DAY ON THE WATER. 70 FT DOWN 48 DEGREE WATER. 90 FT DOWN 40 DEGREE WATER. 70 DEGREE WATER ON TOP.

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