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7/9/17 @ 8:22 PM
eyeslayer2011
eyeslayer2011
USER since 2/21/11
Couldnt believe the size of this Coho my dad pulled in today what a giant going on the wall 16.60# biggest one we ever caught

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7/5/17 @ 2:06 PM
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whitey
whitey
USER since 1/1/02

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

Late report from July 3rd. Found fish in 80 to 220. Spoons and flies equal. Water temp 47 in 80 and 52 out by the 200ft range.Could not get a bite traveling east at all. All fish came as we were heading west. Seamed to catch the Bows in 180 and Coho in 130-110 and Kings in 80. Nice morning after the fog lifted. 13 year olds first time, Need I say he wants to come back. Jim

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7/4/17 @ 7:53 AM
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Becky Sue
Becky Sue
USER since 5/14/14

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous

Had a great day on the water yesterday!! After the fog blew in we headed a little north and st up in 80'. The surface water temp was 48. I got all my lines out and my 10 color went. Had a double glow diver hoard J-plug. 18.3lbs. Set everything deep. Rigger went then dipsy then everything went. Had fish steady all morning. Ended up 10 for 15. Me my grandson and son in-law. When the sun finally burned off the fog we were in 225' and still getting fish. Water temp was 52 out there. 

Lake Michigan, Sheboygan Photo
Lake Michigan, Sheboygan Photo
Lake Michigan, Sheboygan Photo
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7/1/17 @ 10:10 PM
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Aequitas1916
Aequitas1916
USER since 6/19/17

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Another slow day. Went 1 for 1. Headed out at 4pm. Picked up a 5 pound coho on a dodger/peanut combo as soon as we had our first board in at about 240 fow.

Spent the next 4 hours trolling everywhere from 280 to 100 fow without anything biting. Had a mix of dodgers/flashers and flies and an array of spoons with no luck. Do they make spanish fly for fish?

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7/1/17 @ 2:17 PM
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Remi
Remi
USER since 3/23/05

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waxing Gibbous
Went 5 for 7 this morning, 2 were Coho and 3 were Rainbows. Fishing 5:00am to 10:15am. Setup in 90 feet and fished to 230 feet. No set color or setup was better.

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6/30/17 @ 9:11 AM
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Skippy Lou
Skippy Lou
USER since 2/24/14

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Report from 6/29/17

Still fishing without a sonar so I can't report water temp or depth where I was marking the most fish, but I can tell you that the surface temp is freezing cold and with all this wind the water is all mixed up. The fish are extremely scattered and my best piece of advice would be to cover a lot of water, varying depths, and try to find a bit warmer water.

Was setting lines by 6pm with minimal wind from the west but we did have big 2-3 foot rollers still coming in from the south. 

The setup was the same as the last post but as we were nearing dark I decided to throw out old faithful (Mag Moonshine Wonderbread) on the 3 color. I haven't gotten skunked in the last 2 years and I was determined that last night would not be the night. 

From 6-9:45 we covered a lot of water, depths from 45-120 feet without getting a single hit. At 9:50 old faithful pulled through and connected with a nice 12lb 3 year old king, that made my night. 

Didn't have a sonar but I don't need one to tell you that there is a ton of bait out there. After sunset I was using my headlamp to spotlight the surface water and I was consistently seeing massive pods of alewives a few inches down. Hmmmmm that might be another reason why the bite is tough, but at the same time that means that the kings and gonna turn into some real monsters by late summer.

-Skippy Lou

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6/28/17 @ 9:51 AM
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Skippy Lou
Skippy Lou
USER since 2/24/14

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Report from 6/27/17

Well as was previously said west wind on the shoreline, straight South/Southeast on the lake. Pretty hairy conditions in my 16 footer but I made the drive so I figured I might as well drop some lines.

Sonar/GPS unit has been acting up recently and it finally cut out on me yesterday, made for an interesting outing. Ended up using my navionics app on my phone to get a general sense of speed and depth that I was fishing.

Left the pierheads at 5:45 pm and had our 6 line spread in by 6:15 around 60-70 fow. 

2 riggers:

55 down, SWR Mag Blue Knight

40 down, custom white flasher, mirage uv glow fly.

2 slide divers:

140 loc, white flasher, custom lbb glow fly.

200 loc, big weenie glow with cracked ice meat rig.

2 lead core:

3 color, mag pearl

6 color, mag milwaukee minnow

Ended up going 2 for 3 fishing from 6-9:45pm.

First fish was at 6:45 on the blue knight down 55. Nice 4-year old around 20 lbs, they fight like mad in this cold water. 

2nd hit at 7:15pm, coho down 40 on ff uv mirage, about 3-4lber.

Soaked lines from 7:15-9:30pm until we finally got another hit this time on the slide diver out 140, ff lbb custom. Must've been another big king because it hit like a freight train and ended up breaking the 30# fluoro.

Talked to a couple fishermen at the docks that got skunked so I was pleased with the action that we got given the fact that we were essentially fishing blind and in adverse conditions.

-Skippy Lou


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6/27/17 @ 8:07 PM
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Apex
Apex
USER since 4/8/11

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

I've been gone for 10 days so first time out in a while.  Started to deep, 90 FOW.  Trolled to 130 to get around the nets then headed in, one and only fish at 65 FOW on a rigger 20 down, pro king spoon. Light west winds on shore but strong south winds on lake.  2-4 footers. The lake sometimes creates its own weather.  Spoke to a few others, kind of slow was the consensus.  

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6/27/17 @ 11:41 AM
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rpmman
rpmman
USER since 2/7/14

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Went 2 for 3 this morning from 5-9 all 3 hits on one rod dipsy 80 loc with king rigged flasher fly. Only two but they were nice ones 20#s and 18#s. Full of spawn. Will not be long now untill the king action gets crazy. It wass a trip netting them alone on the dipsy!! One I lost was at least as big. Great day on the water.

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6/26/17 @ 7:35 AM
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BIG ROCK
BIG ROCK
USER since 5/27/11

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

The heavy west winds and storms prior in the week really mixed things up in Sheboygan. The water temps continue to drop near shore and the fish are scattered with no real hotspots that we could find. We went 7 for 7 on Saturday morning with one king (4 yr old ) and 6 coho. We marked and caught fish from 45 to 110 fow, others I spoke to had found fish in water as far out as 175 with no real patterns. It seemed everyone caught fish on a variety of lures and everywhere in the water column. Hopefully stable weather will be here soon and set up better conditions. Good luck to all.

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6/22/17 @ 6:56 PM
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nutt53061
nutt53061
USER since 6/15/06

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Went 2 for 2 yesterday  very slow  With all the rain in the for cast 1 coho in 170fow on 6 colors  and blue&gold peanut fly nice rainbow  in 138fow on a high line blue and silver spoon 

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6/22/17 @ 8:14 AM
pollockalope
pollockalope
USER since 6/30/08

C,mon u Sheboygan guys, where are the reports? I need a reason to come spend some money at poor Russell's @ Anglers Ave. and get my Legend Larry's fix!!!!


Never seen such a tight lipped group!

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6/20/17 @ 10:00 PM
Kapshack01
Kapshack01
USER since 6/20/17

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/greatlakes/trapnets.html hopefully this helps this is a 2015 article but it helps to give the net ranges.

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6/20/17 @ 11:51 AM
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Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

Everybody please be patient, this will be the last weekend with nets close to Sheboygan, then they will all be moved much further south.

Right now it would be tough to say exactly where they are, as mentioned you can see a net to the north as soon as you leave the harbor and then a large area to the south. I would not recommend going into these areas in the dark or poor visibility until after they have been moved if your not familiar with them. 

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6/19/17 @ 9:18 PM
captpaddle
captpaddle
USER since 7/27/10

First of all, you don't need to be a knob. Let's be civil. Not all of us know everything.

From what I have seen on the water and what I have seen on Navionics, WDNR site and Seagrant they are no where close to where they really are.

Nothing replaces keeping your eyes open when you are out there. I wouldn't go out there in the fog and not in the dark.

It appears to me that there are 2 areas of nets, one just north and a larger group to the south of a line straight east out if the harbor. They are approximately in 80- 120 fow.  They look like they move them, often. There might be some deeper, I haven't been deeper then 120 in that area.

The nets make me nervous. I like being able to go where I want without the worry of snagging something that can pull my boat down and kill me.

So, back to Kewaunee and the open water, free of nets.

Be safe, Doug

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