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Stars & Stripes
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9/1/14 7:49 PM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Conditions have been very foggy. This usually means we are in for some great fishing, but also potentially hazardous conditions if you are not prepared. Last night we had at least three separate boaters experiencing difficulty finding their way back in. I know what it feels like to be lost in the fog, it is no picnic. Here is what I have learned:

If you are going out in foggy conditions, have an idea of how you are going to find your way back to the harbor. Have a good GPS, and a backup plan. (Second GPS unit, radar, smartphone app) Write down the harbor mouth coordinates before you leave the harbor mouth. When visibility is good, mark a GPS waypoint centered due east and 200 yards outside of the harbor mouth (waypoint #1), and another waypoint due west of #1, in the middle of the harbor (waypoint #2). When it is time to come home, navigate to #1, then to #2 and you are pretty much home free. I always keep my backup GPS unit set to navigate me to waypoint #1. Always. (and yes, I have a backup GPS on my boat).

Practice navigating to the harbor mouth when visibility is good, so you will have an idea what it looks like on your electronics when visibility is poor. Make a deliberate decision to fish either North or South of the harbor, so that when it is time to get home, you know what to do.

If or when your electronics fail, it is possible to navigate back to the harbor using nothing other than your compass and depthfinder, but you must practice on days when the visibility is good, and you must keep in mind where you are while you are fishing. And you must be patient.

You must practice these things when visibility is good, so you have the confidence and experience to execute a safe return when visibility is limited.

Last of all, be patient, trust your compass, and be safe. I hope everyone finds this helpful.

Now let’s go catch some fish!

JAMES SCHLEGEL
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9/1/14 7:15 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
After the strong blow on Friday and Saturday the cold water moved back to our shoreline. We’ve fished the harbor area all weekend long from sunrise to sunset. We treated our guests to catching some nice king salmon in shallow water. This is our favorite way to fish these salmon on basic monofilament line using small spoons and some smaller plugs. Working in and out of the area where the lake and river water meet seem to be the most productive. Not only are the larger king salmon staging around our harbor, We’ve also noticed many jumping in the river. Here is a short video of some of our fishing action recorded this weekend:

Capt. James Schlegel, Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters, http://www.fishsheboygan.com

Bait Waster
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8/31/14 4:36 PM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Fished Saturday morning. 7-9. 4 4yr old kings, 2 bows, and a coho. Best action was north of harbor in 80-90 FOW. DR 60 ft with UV FF. Rest slide divers and 4 and 5 color LC using various orange and green spoons. Both standard and mag. No need to fish the GAP. Plenty of fantastic fishing away from harbor.

swamphunter
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8/31/14 12:55 PM CST
Lost an off shore planer board today little north of harbor in 55 fow.. no name on it..but it has a certain setup on it that i can describe to prove it is mine. please pm me if you are kind enough to return it. thank you.

Went 3 for 8..all kings shallow early..then went out to 130 and marked a ton..lost 2 screamers and a bow that jumped its way to freedom. Total combat fishing by the harbor..these guys know that the whole lake is open to fishing right?? Puke

king jdowg
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8/30/14 7:04 PM CST
Im am a liitle sick of the rudness of most people on the lake so u know what u wanna be a jerk just putting u all on notice since everyone thinks its funny to just plain be rude just because i cach fish doesnt mean im snagging and thts just one example y im just goona be a jerk back Cool

BIG ROCK
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8/29/14 11:06 AM CST
We took a buddy out last night from 5:00 pm till dark. We started in 100 fow and started hitting a few rainbows on four color lead off the boards. The evening progressed and we had a bunch of shakers hitting everything. We tried to get all of them back in the water as fast as we could. The last 40 minutes before dark the dipsy's fired one after another with 3 & 4 year old kings. All fish came on spoons in all sizes & colors. We ended up going 13 for 16 with 60 / 65 fow doing great at the end. Good luck to all.

jondulac
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8/29/14 8:12 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
4/6 Thursday afternoon in 100-130 fow. All bites going north. f/f on rigger @ 68 took 1 laker and 1 rainbow. Wonderbread j-plug on 10 color and watermelon spoon on rigger @ 40 each got nice rainbows.

DAN WELSCH
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8/28/14 6:05 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Windy conditions didn't slow us down any as we did bring enough fish back for a cook out during our riverfront store and condominium ribbing cutting today. A huge thank you to our Mayor, television host Dan Small, all of the Chamber members, my family, friends and the entire Dumper Dan crew for your support today in celebrating our big day of making history here at Dumper Dan Charters of Sheboygan.

The larger Kings for us lately are coming north of town in 45 to 60 feet of water while better numbers of trout and salmon are being taken working east and west from 130 to 300 feet of water straight out of the port of Sheboygan. Spoons seem to be doing the best for my boats on downriggers, leadcore on the boards and diver rods. Have a great yet safe Labor Day Weekend!

Dumper Dan's Six Boat Charter Fishing Fleet of Sheboygan. www.dumperdan.com

jigawhopper
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8/28/14 3:30 PM CST
Do you run faster than 2.1 when running spoons and J plugs versus flies and flashers?

BIG ROCK
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8/28/14 12:58 PM CST
The Fishing in Sheboygan remains very good. We had a father / Son team out and had good action with most fish coming in 60 to 100 fow. We had a spoon bite for the most part with 30 to 60 down doing well. We caught fish on orange, green & UV spoons. The divers and riggers did well, with a chute rod holding its own. The guys did a great job and we all had a great time. Its was Nick's ( 10 yr old ) first trip to Lake Michigan, I think his arm is sore !!! Great job guys

JAMES SCHLEGEL
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8/28/14 9:11 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
It’s been another great day on the water here in Sheboygan. We caught all Great Lakes sport fish except the brown trout during both trips yesterday. We fished the morning trip in 70 feet of water where our diver rods did most of the damage. We fished with a couple of seniors that had an exciting experience battling our sport fish one after another. Our afternoon party caught their limit in 120 to 130 feet of water. The surface water is still warm but down deeper it is as cold as the mid 40’s. Here is a short video of some of our fishing action and catches over the past couple of weeks:

Capt. James Schlegel, Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters, http://www.fishsheboygan.com

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8/26/14 9:15 PM CST
Went 4 for 6 tonight lost a big screemer Worked inside of most of the boats in 35 to 50 FOW. Plugs and mag spoons got the bites.

Nobody
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8/26/14 2:32 PM CST
Went out from 11:30a.m.ish till 2:00p.m.ish. 1 king, about 5 pounds, 55 down on a rigger on a standard PK white w/orange ladder back in 90 fow. Went in to 50 fow off North Point got 1 king, high teens, missed two on the same spoon 36 down. Also knocked a few with the rigger ball, so I'm guessing they were in there a little thick. Ran out of gas on the main tank, switched to the reserve and went in or I would have stayed longer. Oh well. Kiss Tounge Out Kiss

BIG ROCK
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8/26/14 10:28 AM CST
We went out mid day yesterday after the storms rolled through and worked in close from the gap to a half mile north. We did not fish the evening but still did ok. We picked up a couple hot spoons from Russell at Anglers Ave and went 4 for 5. We had 3 kings and 1 brown working 25 to 45 fow. Moonshine uv spoons did well and orange stingers had action as well. The 22.9 lb king pictured came on a 2 color lead off the board. Dipsy's & riggers got hit as well. Good luck to everyone.

[This post was last edited on 8/26/14 at 10:34 AM]
NiteMite
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8/26/14 10:13 AM CST
North pier in Racine. They never say you can't 'fish' from the pier. They always say something like, " you can't be on the pier after dark" or " you can't park here after 10pm" or "the road is closed after 10pm" which means members of the RYC have no access until 6am or "you can't ride your bike on Columbus parkway" (which is south pier access) or you can fish on the pier, but you can't be on public property after 10pm until 6am, which means you could be airlifted to the pier and then airlifted off the pier if you're between those times or even swim on and off the piers.

Unless you have visited every public pier along the lake several times at nite, please don't make silly comments like that. Someone's liable to believe you and waste a trip.

[This post was last edited on 8/26/14 at 11:55 AM]
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