Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan

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9/14/17 @ 1:11 PM
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Big Santa
Big Santa
USER since 7/24/02

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waning Crescent

Thursday 9-13, too darn nice of a day to go to work, so I didn't.  Arrived at the Manty dock ~ 10:30 with a stellar crew, took an 85 degree heading, and started working our way deep through the fog.  After 18 miles, we were in 430 and ready to fish!

Electric kool-aid 100 down on rigger again was the rod.  The only one to get bit, threw everything at 'em.  We put four nice bows in the box, one 14 and another at 11.  That fourteen pounder fought like a tank with a first-timer on the rod.  We fished until about 4:30, not sure how deep we got as the Lowrance stopped reading bottom at 440.  A great afternoon on the water!

Thanks to Captain Morgen for a perfectly executed meat-stick delivery in 420; the toss from 30 feet nailed a crewmember square in the back, landed perfectly on the deck! 

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9/14/17 @ 10:54 AM
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postal
postal
USER since 8/19/02

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Fished Wed PM from 5 til 8.  

Setup in 230 and trolled out to 290 picking up 3 rainbows and 2 kings.  All fish came on spoons with Electric Koolaid magnum getting 2 and another silver/blue with pink dot magnum getting 2 more.  All fish were down below 70 ft deep where the thermocline was setup.

Fog was a concern, but after about 1.5 miles out of the harbor and a really cool FogBow(see pic) we broke into what can only be described as fishing Nirvana!  Flat calm water with bright blue skies.  Only 2 or 3 other boats out that we encountered(two of them, Santa and Capt Morgan) did drive-bys and provided some good radio chatter to keep us entertained. It sounds like the fish are scattered and down deep by the other reports here, but if you put it in front of them enough times, eventually they will bite.  Looking forward to cooling waters and a few more offshore trips before pulling the plug on the season.  Tight lines and full coolers to all.

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9/14/17 @ 8:36 AM
Kayak Fisher
Kayak Fisher
MEMBER since 6/4/08

No report, but just an FYI there will be a Kayak fishing tournament out of Manitowoc this Saturday so expect a busy harbor.  Good luck everybody!

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9/13/17 @ 11:22 PM
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I doctor
I doctor
USER since 5/24/17

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Last trip of the year the weather was perfect till the fog rolled in went 5 for 8 with 2 more drive-bys  spoons and flasher no pattern all kings that were nice and silver. Fished 90 to 200 fow good temp's around 75 feet down high 40's to mid 50's . Time to put some time in the woods, put the long polls away and get out the hard water stuff. Good luck to all and be safe

Edited on 9/13/17 11:26 PM
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9/11/17 @ 10:19 PM
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Outdoor Fanatic
Outdoor Fanatic
USER since 10/5/04

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

We fished inside the breakwalls in manty sunday. We went 1 4 3.

We had releases inside the breakwalls,and 50 yards out infront of the N breakwater. THe lures were a Firetiger (batman) J-Pug, bronze Berkley Frenzy, and a green and silver Pro-King.

Trolling speed, GPS 2,4/2.7

When we were outside the breakwalls, we were never more than 150 yards out beyond the pier heads. As soon as the water cools, the bite will be hot.

For anyone wanting to try their luck. If it is rough, and you have a smaller boat, it is 100% legal to troll inside the pierheads in Manty.  No reason to sit home sulking around when you can troll shad raps and rebels inside the walls.

Good luck everyone, and please remember, NOBODY owns the lake. 

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9/11/17 @ 10:00 AM
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The Urban Legend
The Urban Legend
USER since 5/29/12

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waning Gibbous
Fished the gap in Manty Thursday night through Saturday.  Thursday night and Friday morning being the best.  Tried j-plugs, crankbaits and spoons but spoons are what we caught ALL of our fish on.  No pattern as to color.  Thursday night and Friday morning we went 5-8 each time out. The rest of the weekend was a little tougher.  There are plenty of fish out front, in the harbor and up the river.  It's been a real hit or miss year and I think this is the end of it for me.   I think we went 12-20 on the weekend with 2 cohos(one being #14), one brown and the rest Kings.  Half of the Kings are in the #6-8 range and tanning.  Seems a little odd to me that there's that many.  Tight lines and see you out there next year!  PS. If you saw me out there doing circles on Saturday evening just know that it is nearly impossible to catch up to a 4 year old that somehow got the hooks in the belly, which we were unable to do.  

Edited on 9/11/17 10:03 AM
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9/11/17 @ 8:12 AM
Jzutz
Jzutz
USER since 5/23/15

My wife n I are planning to take a day off Tues or Wed and make the 2hr trip to Manty/TR with the boat. Any tips on where the fish are?  Are they still out deep? Or are they concentrating shallow?


Thanks

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9/7/17 @ 2:52 PM
Cap'n
Cap'n
USER since 2/19/05

Also may want to consider port washington.


Cappy

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9/5/17 @ 6:17 PM
Lil Lund
Lil Lund
USER since 8/17/17

Looking to go to Two Rivers, Algoma or Sheboygan this Thursday-Sunday. Gonna leave the boat at home and fish the piers/breakwaters. Which one do you think has the most fishable areas for the wife and I and decent chances right now? Send me a pm if you prefer. Thanks in advance.

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9/5/17 @ 9:55 AM
jeremiah
jeremiah
USER since 3/28/04
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