Capt. James Schlegel,
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters of
Lake Michigan, Sheboygan
MOON PHASE (56%)
66° - 70° F
51° - 55° F
Capt. James Schlegel,
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 <(((<
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.
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
We were out on Sunday and chose not to deal with the traffic and set up in 85 FOW of water straight out. Early on, We had the riggers working. Rigger 69 Down with a KitGlow Flasher and Rapture Gloceana Fly were good taking a couple kings. Warrior Green Alewife Spoon 59 down on the other rigger took some hits as well. As the sun came up the riggers slowed down for us and the action moved to the 200 coppers and Mag Wire Divers 161 out. Spoons with any type of green frog pattern were working well here. Finished the morning 10 for 11. Kept 6, tossed 4 back , and lost one. Biggest was a 16.85 pound King. It was a good morning on the water.
Tight lines, and be safe.
5-7 on Sunday morning (4:00am to 10:30am). Was a pretty non-active day meaning that all of the strikes were really spread out and we couldn't get on an active feeding school of fish. I'm guessing that this was the same for many other boats as it appeared as if people were really spread out fishing from 30-200fow. We witnessed only 3 fish being netted and the fish cleaning station resembled our suspicion that it was a slow day.
Onto what worked...
-Small coho on glow spoon, downrigger down 35 in 55fow in dark
-Missed fish on big als/brads, downrigger down 40 in 50fow in dark
Big break, no fish till 7:15am.
-Nice bow on stinger spoon, dipsey 3set 100loc in 95fow
-Coho on big als/brads, dipsey 1.5set 95loc in 110fow
-Missed fish on thunderstick, 3 color in 120fow
-Coho on stinger spoon, dipsey 3set 100loc in 110fow
While we were picking up getting ready to leave...
-Coho on big als/brads, downrigger down 80 in 90fow
MOON PHASE (20%)
Good morning fisherman,
Just a question. I see strong winds straight out of the west this afternoon and then dying down this evening to about 10mph and switching to NW and eventually North around 8 am tomorrow. Just curious how rough the big poind would be early around 4am til 8am tomorrow with W and NW winds? probably wouldn't go out much past the 110 ft depth. I have an 18'6" glass boat but don't want to come over if it is too bad.
Thanks for any advice/info.