Is vets park launch open Friday?
Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan
Had an incredible day on the water, my best day to date. 4 of us limited. Started the day with a high teens king that pulled the leadcore from my hand as I went to clip the planer board on. Hit another screamer king that we lost after 30 minutes of battle, that was disappointing. Started working back and forth picking up a fish or 2 every pass. Had several doubles, 2 triples and a quad at one point. Everything we ran except for Mag Red Eye warrior spoon and Spin doctor & fly took fish. Flasher & flies or spoons on lead, riggers both deep and high, and dipseys took fish, it seemed almost equal. Ended the day with 16 coho, 3 big steelies and 1 king. Can't beat a day like today, and I love this fishery more and more every trip.
Went on a solo trip Wednesday morning out of TR. Headed south then put the wind behind me and worked my way deeper. Started at 40' and hit a steelhead at 50' on a red salmon buster spoon, 4 color. Lost him when I hooked the spoon with the net. Managed a big laker in 90' on a blue dolphin spoon/dipsey set down about 40'. Didn't get out until 9 a.m. and only made the one pass. Waves got to be too much when I was out around 120', just past the nets, so called it a day. Laker was packed with gobies and alewives. Surface water temps were 43 near shore, 46 out deep.
MOON PHASE (41%)
Went 3 for 6 this morning before work, lines in at 430 pulled at 640. Lost a screamer on 1 color coho rig before we had the 5th rod set. Hooked a nice steelie 5 color 00 dodger and fly, missed a fish on 45' Rigger mag sunkist while fighting the steelie. Turned around nailed a coho on 4 color dodger fly, lost a fish on the 1 color shortly after, and got another coho on 5 color as we got ready to pack up.
Also, we lost an OPTI Tackle Green Planer Board with the screamer, my name and phone number is on it with a label and my name is also written in sharpie on the side.
MOON PHASE (31%)
61° - 65° F
40° - 45° F
This past weekend was a good one on the Salmon Chasers boat. Friday it got splashed. Saturday and Sunday she was working and managed 15 fish limits both mornings. Saturday was mostly coho with a few rainbows. Sunday was about the same with 3 nice kings seeing the cooler, with the biggest weighing 20.7lbs. The best baits for the kings was a white flasher with a Little Boy Blue Mirage UV Fire Fly. For the coho and rainbows we ran small orange flashers with either Limited Out or Dynamite UV Fire Flies and a mix of spoons from the surface down to about 50' over 80-200'. We marked lots of fish and baitfish. The fish were packed with big alewives with the river loaded full of small ones.
Dad and I spent a lot of time to update the interior of the boat with new flooring, sanded and oiled all the wood, recovered the seats, and replaced the lighting. The cruddy weather we had most of May gave us the time to get the work done. We hope you enjoy it when you fish with us.
This year seems to be starting out a lot like last year and we hope it continues. If you are looking to book a trip, don't wait. A lot of the boats here are filling up fast. Good luck fishing.
MOON PHASE (31%)
Monday May 29 we broke the pier heads at 5:00 AM and made our way out to 80fow to setup. We got our 14 rods in the water and waited patiently for the first bite, Our first strike was a coho off a downrigger set at 35 on a Flintstone lures Blue dolphin spoon. That spoon took two other fish on the trip. When we got out to 130fow I turned and trolled south east and the fun started. We had numerous doubles and didn't go more than 20 minutes without a bit until we got to 200fow. Spoons took most of the fish but our hottest bait of the day was a mini orange spin doctor with a "Limited out" coho fly from Fire Flies WI on a 5 color leadcore. That rod caught four fish and accounted for two other hits. Almost all fish were caught in the top 40 feet of the water column. If you don't have any coho flies (Not peanut flies) I suggest you go get some, they flat out catch fish. The "Limited Out" is the best Coho fly out there in my opinion. We trolled back into 80 fow picking away at them before calling it a morning at 9:00 AM. We ended our four hour fun run 22 for 26. Out of the 22 fish we put in the cooler only one was a King the rest were Coho and Rainbows. The one King weighed in at 17.7 Lbs.
Semper Fi Charters
MOON PHASE (21%)
56° - 60° F
46° - 50° F