Anyone know if the pier fishing has been good? Thinking of visiting Sunday.
Went out Saturday at noon and ran out to 100 fow and trolled out to 300 did not mark much at all and no hits. Waves were 1-2 foot while I was out there. When I can back in a couple was loading up and said they got a limit out in 380 fow, marking fish all the time.
Hit the water in the Sheboygan harbor at 5:45am Sat. We drove 130 miles from Mauston Wi. to hit the salmon. WELL, the weather people who said one to two footers lie. We faced an southeast wind of 10 mph with swells of five feet or more. Making it out to 300 ft was a battering chore. Trolling was an up and down trial and after two hours we boated a very small king on a green spoon down 25. We finally gave it up. Went in and talked to other fishermen and they said "slow is an understatement" My big gripe is with the nearshore marine forecasters. They missed big time. Ed and Lee
Headed out of Sheboygan for the first ever time this morning. We got a late start but set up just south of the harbor in 35 ft picked up a nice laker right away on the 4 color with a warrior ludinton watermelon. Once the fog cleared we pointed east and picked up a small jack on a rigger 47 down with a moonshine night crawler in about 75ft. Made it out to 290 I was going to switch out the 8 color and the braid broke in front of the board dropped a mark on the GPS made a few passes back through but never found it and of course it was the only one I had without my name or number on it. So if anyone comes across a board with 8 colors of lead core and wants to give it back please call or text 920-843-1712 and I will describe it to you to make certain it's mine. Drug lines until 1 without a bump then we got a nice rainbow when we were picking up on the 3 color with the orange and yellow Michigan stinger in 315ft. All in all a great day to be on the lake marked alot of fish in top 60ft from 175ft all the way out to 315ft just couldn't get them going.
We wasted a couple of AM hours inside and not marking a single fish, so we pulled and ran out to 260 Caught a small king 35 down on a rigger. Still marking nothing. Pulled and went out with the big guys all in 300 to 325. Saw the Edmund Fitzgerald in the haze. It cleared and got hot. 80 Surface temp was 67 deg. Thermal cline was 25 to 30 down. Packed with fish. Caught 3 more kings on green spoons down 45 to 65. Had to leave, but know that more were to come if we stayed. We will be back in two weeks and hope the fish will have moved closer to the harbor. Ed and Lee
Friday morning worked 80-175 FOW with absolutely nothing. Pulled lines and went straight out to 300 FOW. Went 5-8 on rainbows. All spoons. Riggers 30-45 down and 6 color LC. Spoons with green and orange seemed to get hit more. Surface temp 65 degrees. 40 feet down 53 degrees.
Report from Thursday August 25th.
Went out last evening after work and had lines set by 6 pm. I was running 3 RV moonshine spoons, 1 brads cut plug, 1 glow cracked ice j-plug, and a white flasher with an aqua blue glow fly.
Was targeting depths from 35-65 fow. Had a surface temp of 52 right outside the pier heads extending out to 45 fow, once I got near 50 fow noticed that the surface temp was now 58 degrees.
Ended up trolling from 6-8pm without a bite. Then finally got a hit in 45 fow on a swr magnum blue knight down 20 feet, about 100 ft behind the ball. That fish ended up being a nice silver male coho about 7-9lbs.
Fished until 9:30 pm with one more hit on the 3 color with Moonshine RV Atomic Melon, but that fish got off after just a few seconds. Final tally a whopping 1 for 2. Couldn't believe the amount of fish we were marking in the cold water without getting bit, oh well thats fishing. Talked with some guys at the cleaning station, alls they had was a king that was around 8 lbs.
Talked to some guys on the end of the south pier and they had a couple of mature kings, still silver, that they got casting jigs n gulp. The fish are around, just seems like they got a bit of lock-jaw.
The Lake Michigan DNR meeting which is open to the public is this Monday night August 29th from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North Ave., Cleveland, Wis., in Centennial Hall West. Key DNR officials will be looking for our opinions as to what we have witnessed this season with our fishery. Please attend as this meeting will decide the future stocking program of Lake Michigan trout and salmon. I have the Mayor of Sheboygan attending and our WLBA staff will all be at this meeting, thank you for your support...
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