Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan

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6/4/17 @ 7:30 PM
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Fishlaw007
Fishlaw007
USER since 12/30/14

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Launched out of TR Sat am about 5:30, caught 6 and lost one drive-by.  Ran ENE and set up in 80 fow per reports below.  Caught one coho.  Heavy storm with lots of lightning coming on, so back to harbor around 7.  Waited for storm to pass and went back out about 8:30.  Keith (?) of Willie Bee was kind enough to suggest trying off Manty instead of TR. Fished 100-150 fow, all different directions.  Marked a fair amount of bait and some larger hooks.  Caught 5 more cohos.  Speed about 2-2.25 on subtroll.  3 fish came on 50 ' of 45# copper off little board, pulling red/orange 6" dodger and green peanut fly.  Other 3 came off a pair of rods with 3/4 oz in line bead sinkers run off little boards.  One was orange dodger with green peanut, other was orange with aqua peanut.  Ran 2 dipsys-- one with small Jagermeister spoon and other with one of Captain King's lexan mountain dew spoons, no hits on either.  Also ran one rigger down around 100' with green flasher and little boy blue fly.  No hits on that.  I was really impressed with Willie Bee's willingness to give advice on locations.  He put us on fish.  Pulled lines about 11:30 because another, heavier storm was coming in.  Great first outing on Michigan.  All the fish had alewive tails sticking out of their mouths when we got them on board.

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6/4/17 @ 9:57 AM
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L U E 42
L U E 42
USER since 7/13/09

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fishing this weekend was awesome. On Friday we caught 10 coho, 4 rainbows and a laker. On Saturday after the storms: 14 cohos and 1 king.

Best rigs were a coho rigs with purple/black/gold peanut fly on 3 and 4 color leadcore, white flasher with a little boy blue fly down 60' and aqua coho rigs on surface lines.  Dipsies with spoons and coho rigs were a little slower, but every rod took hits each day. 

I fished in 120 to 170 FOW straight east of Manitowoc.

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6/3/17 @ 5:52 PM
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tangled2
tangled2
USER since 4/1/02

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
Friday PM was my first offshore run this Season.  Fishing was good the catching only fair with a nice mixed bag by the time we pulled.  I had 8 rods set in at 6:15PM in 100ft. and we worked out to 160ft. and angled slowly in to 100ft. again before pulling.  My chatter box grandson came along.    I missed our first coho a nicer fish at the net with the old hook in net trick but not the fish.  We had steady action missing about 5 or 6 and landing 5. All bites came top 30ft.  A high mono long lead 1/4oz took a King and Bow running an orange pro-king.  Both my mono dipsies took a fish apiece a Laker and a nice King running chartreuse red dotted 00 dodgers and a black/gold coho fly and a green/black/red fly. The one coho we landed took a green peanut fly 5/8oz  back 40ft. off a bird. We talked as to why the coho's have come more North than usual but all I can think of is they are moving with the bait fish.  We marked plenty of bait pods last night and the fish had at least two different year classes of alewife in them.   Good luck.

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6/3/17 @ 8:54 AM
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EUPYOOPERJIG
EUPYOOPERJIG
USER since 2/29/16

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waxing Gibbous

3 for 3 this morning in the rain, small laker and 2 Coho. Had my grandpa visiting for the weekend reel them all in. Deep rigger 65' flasher/fly took the laker and 1 coho, 3 color coho rig took the other.

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6/2/17 @ 6:58 PM
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Team Lamboat
Team Lamboat
USER since 8/14/11

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waxing Gibbous

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

First time fishing out of Manitowoc.  Nice harbor, nice boat launch, nice people at the fish cleaning station.  We would definitely like to come back.

Wednesday - Left the harbor around 2:30pm in the 1967 starcraft 18' "Lamboat" heading straight east.  Set up in 80fow and got a 5# king when we hit 101fow.  Caught fish 80' down on watermellon spoon and also fish on surface line dragging spoons straight behind boat (small weight to get it below seagull dive dept).  Best rod was our standard king set-up White Pro-troll flasher (mountain dew prism paper) with Naughty Leprochan fly, with orange dipsy diver 120loc, took 5-6 of the 10. We had our two person limit around 7:00pm. The small orange dodger with a 35 year old "Jack Crawford" fly coho rig also got a few down 45-50 on the wagon-wheel downriggers.  We don't have any leadcore.  2 bows, 3 kings and 5 cohos.

Thursday - started setting up in 80fow at about 5:15am and took a coho before we got the first rod completely set (same hot rig as the day before).  Figured we have our limit before long.  oops, things went cold for us for a while, but kept chugging along and eventually got a limit of 9 cohos and 1 king.  Lost quite a few and lots of drive by releases.  The coho with the orange dodger did pretty good but the dipsy rigs with the 8" flasher and naughty leprochan flys did the best again.  175-185 fow seemed to be the best.

2.4 gps speed but hard to keep it steady with the waves and light aluminum boat.  Didn't really fish any shallower than 80fow.  surface Water temp was 47.5 when we started on wednesday and was around 49 when we left on Thursday.

These 2 blind squirrels found 10 nuts 2 days in a row!  Thanks for all the previous reports guys.

Captain Donut

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Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan Photo
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6/2/17 @ 3:46 PM
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Aceman3
Aceman3
USER since 12/10/07

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waxing Gibbous

Got our 3 man limit this morning out of Two Rivers. 10 Coho, 2 Rainbows, 2 kings, and 1 laker. 100-150 f.o.w. with the top 60 feet being the best. Blue seemed to be the magic color for us.

Ace

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6/2/17 @ 3:26 PM
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Fish Licker
Fish Licker
USER since 7/28/14

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Left the TR pierheads Thursday aft. at 2:00 expecting the forecasted 5-10 mph west wind and found 17 mph from the south instead; made everything a bit more difficult, but did manage our two person limit (and a bonus rainbow while pulling lines that was released to fight again) to end up 11 for 13 with 7 bows (most in the 9-10 lb range), 2 cohos, a 12 lb king, and a laker.

Caught fish anywhere from 80 to 180 fow; with Yeck and Moonshine spoons on lead highlines, dipsys with Moonshines, and a 75' rigger with a Dragonslayer Pro King flasher with a green moonshine tri-fly taking fish, so no pattern whatsoever. 


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6/2/17 @ 1:46 PM
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shorepatrol
shorepatrol
MEMBER since 10/12/03

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waxing Gibbous

Ended up with 5 cohos and 5 bows this morning.  120-140 fow fishing the top 30'.  Spoons equaled dodger flys. Stopped on the way in and jigged up a quick half dozen whitefish to finish off the morning.  Good start to the season.  Getting this jigging thing figured out, whitefish were from 100-120 fow down deep.  Fished with a friend and co-worker, had a great time.

Edited on 6/2/17 2:10 PM
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6/1/17 @ 10:21 PM
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fallflights3
fallflights3
USER since 12/30/04

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Aceman,

we were out today and pulled fish from 80'-200'. If you start setting your gear up at 70 ft you should be good to go. 

We went 9/10 with not one particular thing working better than another... they bit on every set up we had( spoons, flasher fly, dipsy's, Dodger and peanut fly)

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6/1/17 @ 7:55 PM
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EUPYOOPERJIG
EUPYOOPERJIG
USER since 2/29/16

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Yes the letter I got in the mail says Vets is open tomorrow but closed sat/sun, Seagull is open to use if you have a Vets park pass for free. 

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