Does anyone fish from shore up here ? Working in town for a couple days might try it is it’s worth it
Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan
56° - 60° F
46° - 50° F
Fishing over the last week has been very productive as most of you already know. We have been fishing anywhere from 70 - 160 fow. With 100-130 being the best. There was a couple of days when the fish were stacked up in 20-40 fow so we set up in there and did well until the sun came up, then we had to slide out deeper. Most of our fish are still coming in the top 60 fow. Riggers, wire dipseys and 250-275 copper has been our best producers. Warrior spoons in the UV series have been good. Black Market Flies behind chrome Pro King flashers have been outstanding. Speed seems crucial this year, if I’m not going 2.3 SOG, I’m not getting bit. The east winds we had the past couple of days has pushed the warmer water near shore. When we left in the morning it was 60 surface temp near the pier heads, and it was 64 a few hours later. Like I said, fishing is good right now, who knows how long that will last, so go Get’em while you can.
I don’t usually have luck with flies. I do great with black/purple spoons barefoot or with a silver dodger about 30” in front, silver hammered daredevils bare or with dodgers and small silver J-plugs on the riggers for salmon. Just watch the graph and adjust depth to where you mark the fish. I also run a big wonderbread J-plug out about 150 yds back or more( only if I’m not in the pack of boats) which seems to got my big Kong’s usually. For bows, run orange spoons either with 2oz. of weight or out 3-5 passes on dipsy divers. I usually fish alone and this seems to to well with 3 lines, 2 on the riggers and one high. I use a dipsy and the 2 oz. weight when I run with a second person, 5 lines. As said earlier, start where the cool water is early and keep heading east till you find them. Good luck!
MOON PHASE (13%)
56° - 60° F
46° - 50° F
The fish are biting off of Two Rivers and Manitowoc. 80 to 120 was good for us. Ended up 9 for 15, lots of short hits. Top for rainbows and deeper for kings. The girls are big this year. when they hit hang on!!!
The fish for us were scattered and we had to constantly move away from the boats. We had a double and had boats move right in on us. So while the Googans almost cut us twice we move well away from them found a school and worked that.
Get out there the bite is hot!!!
MOON PHASE (22%)
Fished out of Manty this morning and had a decent bite. When,t 649 with four Magnum steelhead a Coho and a respectable King. My partner boat cleaned up on the big salmon with four over 20 pounds to round out a 9 fish cooler! Flasher flies in the top 60 feet was the best presentation, with the 200 copper also providing lots of action. 90 to 120 feet of water between the cities was very productive! By any accounts that would be a great day but if you feel as a charter captain that had an off day and you want to vent your frustrations at the fish cleaning station please be advised to keep that to yourself...... You are a representative of your port and your city and hollering at girls is unacceptable! A little courtesy goes a long way.