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.
Lake Michigan, Sheboygan
MOON PHASE (17%)
61° - 65° F
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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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.
MOON PHASE (3%)
76° - 80° F
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
MOON PHASE (17%)
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.
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
There's no call for being nasty. I also have a Navionics app for my phone, and it doesn't show net locations so far as I can find. I also have ancient hardcopy NOAA charts, but those obviously don't show them either. Being new to the big lake, I didn't imagine there was any place to look which would have the exact locations of the nets updated for however often they get moved. If someone can point me in that direction, I'd be obliged. Anything would beat just guesstimating where I might run into one.
Bugs that's retarded statement for one you can't see in the dark or very good in the fog. I am not looking for exact location just north or south of town and a water depth. I don't get hardly and reception on my phone so navionics doesn't always work for me when I am out there. Any help would be great if not I will try calling a charter for the info. I try to check online but I can't always find it. Also last time I was down there was no map at the landing showing the locations.
Bugs .....that is one of the dumbest statements ever made on lake links and that saying something ...
If you have the navionic on your phone ...all fish trap nets are required to be listed to the government and should be on the government maps
MOON PHASE (26%)
66° - 70° F
51° - 55° F
Fished Saturday 7:15 to 2:15. Went 10 for 11 on 9 cohos and 1 Bow. Standard coho rigs did all the damage at 120 feet give or take 5 fow. We fished south that day. It was a foggy day closer to shore. Just as we got to the gap a charter powered by too close. He was heading out. I shut it down but we took a big wave over the bow. Coast guard was checking someone else out and did nothing.That was a lot more dangerous than somebody having an expired flare kit. Mrt.