Reply: straight east of the red marker going out of the channel set up at 70 ft S- pattern from 80 to 100 to the lighthouse North. 120 out on Magnum divers. Had the most hits,good luck....
Baileys Harbor/ Door County
Nick, nice job. I'm headed up to Ephriam on Sat with the family. Bringing the boat as the family loves to salmon fish, I typically fish out of Waukegan. Glad to hear you got some up there. I had been hearing the fishing had slowed down compared to the middle of June.
I know you gave the depth of 80-120, but can you tell me if you had better luck n or s of the harbor. I know the fish can move by the time I get there, but I would at least have a starting point. Assuming early mornings pre sunrise were best?
Ive fished out of sturgeon bay and Bailey's, I've caught more out of sturgeon, but baileys is much easier to launch and get out so I will probably go there.
Thanks for any input your willing to give.
Hi i live near superior as in the city. We do a little different style up here but my grandpa use to go down with me and family every summer mid july and we would fish out of Bailey's harbor or moolight bay. I know things have changed my grandpa got Alzheimer's and died havent fished michigan in 4 years was wondering what might have changed in fishing techniques. Was gunna do 2 dipsy mon up braid down each side 2 downriggers and some leadcore. I dont want 300 feet of lead behind boat so was gunna just do 5 or 6 color lead and if deeper clip snap weights accordingly. Also i hear flasher flys are big i got some michigan stinger and spin doctor rotators i use with howie flys got any good color combos i should try first? Any help would be appreciated. I have a 20ft deep v boat chaparral striker
Report from 4/1/17
Just trying to get this thread going again.. Fished around the Bailey's harbor area on Saturday both casting spoons and trolling spoons/stick baits. Unfortunately, nothing going, not even a bite. Tried shallow out to 30 ft of water. Was hoping the stealth of long lines and an electric motor would do it, but they were not having it. Did not see much for baitfish either. Guess a couple more weeks might do it? Was a great day out there on the lake with low winds and some sunshine. Atleast everything on the boat worked :)
MOON PHASE (96%)
I lost a left side offshore planer board south of the harbor in 120 fow on Saturday. There is no name or phone number on it. The front release is orange and the rear is red. There is a loop of downrigger cable with a snap swivel crimped through the hole on the release arm. If found , please call Brian @414-573-2674.
We fished friday, saturday, and sunday mornings pre-dawn - 10:00 am in 70-150 fow and only had 5 hits the entire time out. We caught 4 small kings and lost a nice one when the leader broke. Charters were working the same depths. Others were experiencibg the same slow fishing. Water temp is 75* on top and is 52* 70' down.
MOON PHASE (92%)
76° - 80° F
66° - 70° F
Fished this morning 4am-8 between 80-125 fow. Went 4 for 7 with most fish coming between 90 and 100 on spoons. The surface temp is 72 everywhere but the water temp below is between 45 and 50. Looked like most boats were at about the same depth as us throughout the morning.