Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan

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8/22/17 @ 5:44 PM
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kermy
kermy
USER since 5/8/11

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Beats the heck out of me, probably bought it 20 years ago, cant remember the sizes. I thought it was 1, actually researched it - figured 2. Its not a magnum, but the next biggest size in my tackle box, small, medium, large,magnum. So lets go with #1.                             

Update - Ok Checked again, I was looking at settings on the chart instead of size - so size #1 for sure

Edited on 8/22/17 6:42 PM
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8/22/17 @ 4:35 PM
TRPierguy
TRPierguy
USER since 8/23/11

Thanks for sharing Kermy!  I'm just confused on the "size #2."  Did you mean size #1?  Below is the chare for Luhr Jensen dipsies... Don't think the sell size #2 unless another brand out there you are using?  Thanks again for the info and great reports!

Size 3/0 ("Mini" or "030") is 2-1/4" in diameter and can dive to 20 feet.

Size 0 ("Small" or "000") is 3-1/4" in diameter and can dive 35 feet with the included O-ring attached.

Size 1 ("Large" or "001") is 4-1/8" in diameter and can dive to 50 feet with the included O-ring attached.

Size 3 ("Magnum" or "003") is 3-5/8" in diameter (4-7/8" with the O-ring) and can dive to 100 feet with the included O-ring attached.

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8/22/17 @ 2:00 PM
kermy
kermy
USER since 5/8/11

I was using a large dipsey- #2, not the mag. On 2 setting. I actually just put a magnum ring on it,the day before.  I am also running fireline. Getting it about 50 ft down. You're right, alot of variables, size,settings, ring, line, but I am guessing most are talking about the large #2 dipsey, although alot do run the magnum,(myself included)

Edited on 8/22/17 2:05 PM
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8/22/17 @ 12:57 PM
OldMillXxX
OldMillXxX
USER since 2/27/09

Hey Kermy, when most guys are talking dipsy, what size do MOST use?  I always see reference (as you did) 140 feet out, but that depth is quite different from a size 1 to a 3 (mag).  I won't even get into with or without the ring.  Just curious when people post, and mention just on a dipsy what size is the general rule.  I would like to help others when I have a good trip, so any info is appreciated.

Thanks in advance, and always appreciative of the info.

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8/22/17 @ 11:29 AM
Fish Licker
Fish Licker
USER since 7/28/14

Here are the two I use, one for in close and one for out deep:

http://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-87.53969475097655&lat=44.13751829500481#.WZxpcvh96Un

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/gtlakes/lmopen.htm


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8/22/17 @ 11:21 AM
Jzutz
Jzutz
USER since 5/23/15

Any suggestions for a WAVE FORECAST app or link? The one I used is 7 days behind.  Need it to plan ahead as it's a 2 hour trip for us.  Thanks in advance. 

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8/22/17 @ 11:20 AM
Jzutz
Jzutz
USER since 5/23/15

Any suggestions for a WAVE FORECAST app or link? The one I used is 7 days behind.  Need it to plan ahead as it's a 2 hour trip for us.  Thanks in advance. 

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8/22/17 @ 9:58 AM
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kermy
kermy
USER since 5/8/11

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Fished south Sunday 4.30 am to 9. 3 for 3. 1 - 15lb king 1 bow 1 laker. 60 to 120 fow. Bow and laker in 100 to 120. King in about 65. Bow on rigger 60 ft down blue yellow pro king mag spoon, laker on flasher fly llb. King on blue/gold spoon on dipsey 140 out. Had good temps 40 ft down - 50 degrees, colder deeper, right into 65fow. Monday fished 4.30 pm to 8. 3 for 4, 2 shakers & 1 - 17 lb king on blue flasher llb fly 40 ft down rigger. Skakers and 1 other hit on a cheater line - pearl spoon. Cold water slightly deeper than Sunday fished 70 to 80 fow. Not alot of marks but marking a fair amount of bait.

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8/21/17 @ 6:40 AM
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Big Santa
Big Santa
USER since 7/24/02

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Was not planning on fishing Saturday, had a family commitment beginning at 10:00 AM. However, woke up at 2:30 AM in a cold sweat, took that as a sign that perhaps the 30 pound king awaited me. So hooked up the boat and headed east for a quick trip. Departed the Manty pierheads at 4:30, headed due east, set up in 180 and trolled east with the chop. Out to 240, then back to 200, then back out again working about the same line. Had to pull lines by 7:30, had three decent kings in the box (released two smaller ones). Blue kool-aid down 90 to 100 took all of them.

Sunday rousted the youngest boy from bed around 5:00 AM, took the hour drive east and was departing the pierheads around 6:30. Anticipating south wind picking up, took a 115 heading out to 250 and started trolling north. We fished until about 11:00 AM, worked from 230 to 250, ended up a little north of TR. Fat 10 pound coho on a 75 foot rigger green flasher/fly, 12 pound rainbow on 300 copper blue flounder pounder, two 9 pound class kings on the deep rigger blue kool-aid, a jumbo lake trout on 250 copper flasher / fly, and three shaker king releases. Nice morning on the water, good to have some action with the boy.

The west winds didn't really do anything with the water; piss warm down to about 80 feet.

Still hoping for 'da 'tirty pound king before she's done!


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8/20/17 @ 5:39 PM
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tangled2
tangled2
USER since 4/1/02

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Some action off Two Rivers and Manitowoc Saturday and Sunday but basically pretty slow in general. Plenty of bait has maybe slowed the bite for Kings that are just about stage ready and warm warm has not helped.  My son and I did a short trip Saturday AM 90ft. to 160ft. and back off Manty and landed one of two bites.  I talked to a few boats that did 3 or 4 fish.  No pattern and just more time trolling perhaps helps.  We landed a nice Steelhead in 125ft. down 85ft. on a flasher fly and pulled at 8AM with very chopped conditions.  Not too many places where you can net a 12# Steelhead. The Kings are larger than recent years which means the forage is good right now.  Good luck.



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