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7/19/16 @ 10:08 AM
promag161
promag161
USER since 8/17/06

Not a report. If anyone lost a fillet knife set at the cleaning station you can text me at 946-2478 to claim it.

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7/17/16 @ 10:46 AM
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basswarrior
basswarrior
USER since 1/4/11

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

Just a little fun on the water

in last 3 days 12-24

coho is in 2nd place 

Lake Michigan, Sheboygan Photo
Lake Michigan, Sheboygan Photo
Lake Michigan, Sheboygan Photo
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7/16/16 @ 2:48 PM
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seeth11489
seeth11489
USER since 2/18/10

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

Went out Friday from 4:30pm till 10:00pm. We tried everywhere from 35fow to past the slick line of water mixing and out to 80fow...nothing happening. We didn't really even mark and big archs and it was a dull night. We did end up 2 for 2 in the dark. For all of the boats outs, we saw only one fish netted. Talked to a couple people that didn't do any better than us.

9:10pm downrigger down 25 with glow spoon got a small coho

9:50pm dipsey 3 set out 75 with glow spoon got a small king

P.s. anyone have trouble in the slick line with current? We had lines tangle twice going through that, crazy currents. I tried to find the fish around it but just couldnt.

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7/16/16 @ 2:34 PM
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blitzkruege
blitzkruege
USER since 7/6/14

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
went 5-6 on a short run this morning. Stayed inside 100' and most action was on spoons. We did lose an offshore planer board on the first king of the morning, name and number are on it. 

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7/15/16 @ 8:55 AM
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Esox178
Esox178
USER since 10/25/02

MOON PHASE (82%)
Waxing Gibbous

Interesting advice.  Any fish can be fickle.  Earlier this year I was out with a group of guys and we were all running the same line, same depth, same crank baits, same exact area and we were catching walleyes on every pass when the other three boats weren't catching a thing.  


I heard there is going to be a fishing tournament this weekend out of Sheboygan.  The Port Washington launch is closed this weekend too because of Fish Days.  I think the launch is going to be a zoo.

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7/14/16 @ 3:48 PM
seeth11489
seeth11489
USER since 2/18/10

"And keep changing baits, even if it means taking a bait off one rod and putting it on another. Sometimes all it takes is a slight change in presentation."

You could not give better advise.  Case in point:  Last trip out I took one of my favorite spoons off a rod because it had soaked all morning without a strike.  After running through the setup and switching out baits I decided on the last rod I was gonna put the trusty spoon back on with hopes that a change in depth/presentation would change things.  I let that line out and not even 5 minutes later, FISH ON.

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7/14/16 @ 3:41 PM
Walk Soft/Carry Big Fish
Walk Soft/Carry Big Fish
USER since 1/3/03

That's kind of a loaded question.

Back when I ran charters, I could have 2 boats side by side, matched in every way, yet one would catch fish on one bait/color and the other couldn't buy a bite on it.

That said, anything with white has been good for kings for me this season, orange for rainbows and coho, blue or green for all of the above. Best advice I can give is to put a variety down, see what goes and work from there. And keep changing baits, even if it means taking a bait off one rod and putting it on another. Sometimes all it takes is a slight change in presentation.

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7/14/16 @ 2:55 PM
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Esox178
Esox178
USER since 10/25/02

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waxing Gibbous

Awesome, thanks.

Is there a typical color used for baits?  Not looking for your exact set up, but are greens and blues typically better than an orange for example?

And yes, I will be attending some of the workshops and getting books that people talked about.  Very helpful suggestion.

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7/14/16 @ 12:19 PM
Walk Soft/Carry Big Fish
Walk Soft/Carry Big Fish
USER since 1/3/03

Esox,

Not exactly, j-plugs typically dive to about 5 feet max. Used bare or with snap weights they will catch a lot of fish in the right conditions. 2.3 MPH is a good median speed, work up or down from there.

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7/14/16 @ 11:14 AM
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Esox178
Esox178
USER since 10/25/02

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waxing Gibbous

Thinking about heading out this weekend to give it a try.  Thanks to everyone that provided me with information and ideas on what may work for a beginner.  I am going to start simply running some spoons and J plugs behind planer boards.  Is a J-plug essentially like a Crank bait where it goes so far back behind the board according to the dive charts?  I am going to try some snap weights on the spoons to get them down a bit.

How fast are spoons and J-plugs typically trolled?  My first thought is 1.5-2.0 MPH.  Is that right?

Thanks again for the help and my messenger is on if you want to shoot me a note.


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7/13/16 @ 4:05 PM
ler
ler
USER since 4/17/07

If you are new to the lake check out Captain Dan Keetings books!  He also does seminars in the winter.  I was a first timer last year going 1 fish for 10 trips. I read his books and attended his seminar now I have been out 12+ times with decent fish every time. It's more of a science than I originally thought. 

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7/12/16 @ 4:06 PM
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James Schlegel
Sea Dog Charters
USER since 7/8/01

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
I’ve been on the water every day this month except yesterday. This year’s fishing has been simply amazing. This morning we shot out to 50 feet of water and the action began immediately. We caught a rainbow, some cohos and some nice king salmon. There was no pattern today at all. We caught fish on the surface with j-plugs behind planner boards as well as 30 feet deep on pro-king spoons. The water temperature was much cooler today than it had been for the past week.  Watch a short video of some of todays fishing action.

Capt. James Schlegel,
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan,
920-918-2628
https://www.facebook.com/SeaDogFishing


Edited on 7/12/16 4:07 PM
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7/12/16 @ 2:14 PM
reel riot
reel riot
USER since 8/26/01

Hi Neillsvillebrad,

Check your Private Messages before you choose a Charter Captain ! Thank me Later !

PS> Chip Porter has a great book out on Salmon Trolling Basics 101 . Read the book , then read it again , and then take it in your boat with you , after you go with the charter captain ! You will be completely up to speed, but you will learn something every time you go out fishing ! Have Fun now go get them !



Wet Nets and Good Fishing to all


Reel Riot <(((<

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7/12/16 @ 1:12 PM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

I don't believe there is any "best charters", it all depends what type of experience you're looking for. Some are more corporate, some offer more personal customer service, some are bigger bridge boats, some are smaller sport fishing boats. I would recommend picking a boat similar in size and lay out to yours because they all fish different.

You might be just as well off trying to do some ride along trips with other Lake-Linkers so you can see multiple set ups.

Edited on 7/12/16 1:15 PM
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7/12/16 @ 12:41 PM
Neillsvillebrad
Neillsvillebrad
USER since 7/10/16

I fished Saturday and Sunday last week of the north pier and had no luck it was my first time fishing on the lake any advice would be great I plan on coming back in a couple weeks I was using a blue and silver spoon and also a minnow I put the sinker about 2 ft up and threw it out there I would also like to go with a charter because I want some salmon and trout I have a big boat I want to set up but first I want to go with someone to see how it is done who is the best charter 

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