Thinking about bringing my grandson down to the harbor. Any recent reports on the kings? Any info would be much appreciated. Was down on the 6th and lost a nice king. Saw 1 king caught.
Kenosha Harbor, Kenosha County
Was out on the harbor this evening from about 5:30-6:30. Stopped fishing cause of the rain and then started fishing again at about 7:15 for another hour. No hits nor did I see anyone catch anything. Quite a few people fishing. Saw a couple fish surface towards the end.
Thanks for the tips macho. I'll definitely try that out. I just spooled up with some 15lb mono and picked up a orange crush and a moonshine glow casting spoon. I'm hoping they provide some numbers. I have 3 vacuum sealer bags full of half dollar sized king spawn bags, a ton of cured king skein, and some brown spawn sacs as well. I'm sure those will get used up here this fall. As you said I waited out at cleaning stations and stuff and talked to some charter caps and they helped out.
Thanks again for the tips, I'll post my report sometime this weekend hopefully.
MOON PHASE (80%)
For tube jigs in a harbor/pier, you use the jig under a float, tip it with a wax worm. Cast it out, let it sit for a few seconds. Reel it in a few feet, wait for the jig to drop back down. Wait a few seconds. Reel it in a few more wait, wait for the jig to drop back down again, etc...
It's obviously different if you use it on a river, as you don't need to reel it in a few feet and let it drop back down. It's pretty involved, but it works pretty well.
For shiners vs spawn, it seems shiners are more common in summer (catching and using your own alewives seems to work best though) but once fall rolls around, spawn is more preferred. If fishing for salmon, 1 oz sinker is what I use, if fishing for trout, I use much smaller (1/4 oz sinker or smaller). If you need spawn, hang out at a cleaning station around when the boats come back in. A lot of boat fishermen don't care about the eggs and will let you have it.
Good morning hope everybody's going good. Had some curiosity hit me last weekend and I'm looking for clarifications on a few things. A gentlemen informed me that casting and straight reeling in a kastmaster isn't the proper way or the best way to catch fish, he said something about popping it letting it flutter down, and repeating it...I've never heard this and I've only been casting spoons a handful of times so any clarification would be great. Also does that go for all spoons or just kastmaster spoons?
Next is floating spawn or shiners...which do people is more of? How big of egg sinkers do you guys put on? How about a leader?. Currently I use a 1.5 oz egg sinker to a 3 ft leader and I just toss some cured skein on there. Is spawn sacs better? What about minnows, do y'all use shiners or roaches or what? Last year I tried large shiners from jalenskys with some styrofoam on the leader but no bites. I use the bottle trick for bite indications. Would they be better under floats? Is there a better minnow to use?
Then the last bit is the white tube jig...I've seen this old man down there turn this into an art. His one pole outfishes my 3 poles Everytime and I don't know his magic but it works. Do people tip then with something or scent or something that makes there lires so much better?
I'm just trying to get an idea of how to improve my catch ratio. Last year I spent a month out there casting spoons and floating all things I could think of and never had any luck. Maybe I'm unlucky but I'm just curious on what y'all do, maybe I'm doing something wrong. Maybe my line is to thick or whatever. I use 12lb fluro leaders attached to 20lb power pro. And for hooks I use gamakatsu hooks.
Any and all tips or tricks are appreciated. I'm always willing to partner up with someone to if they feel like having company. Thanks y'all.