What is happening out of sheboygan ??? Very quiet --- is it worth looking to fish there anymore this year ???
Lake Michigan, Sheboygan
MOON PHASE (59%)
46° - 50° F
46° - 50° F
Report from Monday 10/09/17
First time out in almost 2 months :( , but after seeing that the conditions looked decent I had to go out.
Left the pierheads at 5:45 am and headed straight east, keeping an eye on the water temp as I progressed out towards deeper water.
60-150 fow I was reading a surface temp of 45, once I hit 150 fow I saw it rise to 47 degrees so this is where I set up.
Was a solo trip unfortunately so I decided to run:
A pair of stealthy leadcore ( 3 and 6 color)
-Magnum Wonderbread on the 6 color
-Magnum Mongolian beef on the 3 color
1 slide diver out 110 LOC
-flasher and pro-king raven spoon (purple and black)
Started my troll headed straight east in hopes that I might find a more significant temp break where fish could be concentrated but from 150-270 fow it was a constant 47 degrees.
Turned back towards shore at 270 and had my first bite in 220 fow on the 6 color with wonderbread. Nice 6-8 lb steelhead.
Kept heading West and in 170 fow had a triple,
ended up getting the 6 color in with a 5 lb laker and the slide diver in with a nice 9 lb steelhead.
Concentrated my efforts the rest of the morning on the same area in 160-180 fow and was rewarded at 11:00 am with a beautiful wild 2 year old king that looked more like a tuna.
Final tally the wonderbread got 3 of the 4 fish, I wish someone could explain to me why salmon and trout like it so much haha!
Hoping to get out again friday morning (weather permitting), its just too hard to hang up the salmon gear for the year :(.
Tight lines and get out while you can!
MOON PHASE (0%)
71° - 75° F
61° - 65° F
Fished 13-16 Sept. We went up as 3 boats for our annual private tournament. Water temp varied. In the gap, it was high 60's but there was spot off the North Pier that was in the 50's.
We all mainly fished the gap and the reef. Our three boats caught some fish in the mornings but, by 7:30, even the charters weren't catching anything.
We caught 15 fish ranging from a really small jack salmon at 3 pounds to 5 fish in the 15 to 23 pound range.
One boat caught the most big fish 17, 20, 23 on chrome flasher fly combinations. Only one other boat caught fish on flasher flies and reported luck with diving stick baits and jplugs.
All 3 boats caught fish during the 7:10-7:30 PM time period and that was our most productive time of the day. We were catching fish literally minutes apart all three days.
61° - 65° F
66° - 70° F
Fished Sept 13 morning. Worked 200-280 FOW...not a bump. Surface was 67 degrees and never changed all the way out. 80 feet down was 48 degrees. The temp break was between 75-80 feet down. Tried everything; nothing doing. Didn't mark much either. Had the lake to ourselves.
MOON PHASE (78%)
51° - 55° F
66° - 70° F
Wanted to get out in deeper water and fish for silver fish but the waves had other ideas. Fished the gap from 5:30 to 8:30 driving in circles. Not one hit and did not see any fish caught although there were about 10 boats including 4 charters doing the same thing. I hate that kind of fishing although for the most part the boats were courteous except the to be unnamed white chater boat with mutiple boards out, Sheboygan fisherman know who I am talking about. Think I will hang it up for this year it was a feast or famine year for me. Good luck all and cu next year.
Shoreline, I think you have the wrong thread. This is the Sheboygan thread. Sounds like you are trying to get the crowds away from you? Lol. Kings are in the river here already from the mouth to above Eslinger Park. The usual crank baits or spawn are both producing fish here.
they are catching kings off the breakwall in port mostly out at the light house at around 3am till 8am or so. i saw 2 big kings caught over by the power plant yesterday one 26 pounds and one 24 pounds on spawn sacks both at around 9 am
Stopped at the Sheboygan pier yesterday and talked to a couple of locals, no fish, nothing rising. Went to Port and casted off the breakwall for 3 hours, no hits. No one caught a fish while I was there but a couplel of kings and one large cat were caught earlier. I would be surprised if kings show up this year. They no longer stock to speak of, there is a natural re production of kings (1.5 million) off the Michigan side but when it comes time to spawn they will not be looking for any harbors on the Wisconsin side. Might be better off staying home and watching Judge Judy.