I have never really heard of people brown fishing in the afternoon/evening. Does anybody do this with any success?
Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan
MOON PHASE (44%)
Had an opportunity to get out with a couple of crusty old comrades on Monday 5/7. Fish catching expectations were low, but weather looked good so we took advantage of the day.
Departed the Manty dock as the sun was rising over the lighthouse. Took a boat ride to south of Hika, set up for Browns. Washed lures for a couple of hours, working between 12 and 25 feet of water. Water temps were 45 to 47 in close. One 4 pound Brown on a spoon.
Pulled lines, ran back to the north, set up in 50 about off Northeim and started working out and north. Ended up working out as far as 180, ended up a little north of the car ferry line when we pulled the plug mid-afternoon. One fly-by, no other bumps. Once outside of 30 fee or so, water temps were 35 to 37. Marked a very occasional fish on the bottom.
Hoping water warms and we'll have some fish to chase within a couple of weeks. Good to be on the lake.
MOON PHASE (94%)
41° - 45° F
40° - 45° F
Fished north of TR this morning pulling stickbaits for trout. Got one brown in 12 FOW about 2 miles north of town. Purple Thundersick at 1.8 mph. Not much but not a skunk for my first trip this season.
MOON PHASE (37%)
51° - 55° F
Below 40° F
1 for 2 this morning. Floating junk slick and the ice sheet made trolling this morning a pain, once the breeze kicked up and pushed it away from shore it was easy fishing. Glass calm and sunny. Water temps 36-40.6 depending on location.