Lake Michigan Bender Park, Milwaukee County

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8/14/17 @ 5:21 PM
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Grey Beard
Grey Beard
USER since 1/27/02

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

 I continue with my rather long streak of being a day late. Two weeks ago chased to Sheboygan where one boat had 19 for 40 bites the day before. We did get 10 nice fish that day and the following day only five, surrounded by charters and did not see nets moving. Then changed plans from fishing a good report at Racine to fish Milwaukee last Wednesday because they did well on Tuesday and Wednesday was slow. Yesterday one friend was 20 for 30 and another 19 for 26 off Wind Point. Got there today temperature had warmed by 10 to 15 feet and the fish moved somewhere. Others I spoke with in that area with the same complaint of good yesterday and slow today.

Launched at Bender and dropped lines in the dark in 100 feet of water marking a little bait and a few hooks. Marking most fish in the top 25 and said to my comrades those fish never bite. Regardless I put out a shallow Dipsy 3 set magnum bloody nose 40 LOC. It took our first bite but that fish jumped out of the water and the profile was much like watching salmon jumping the falls out west. A pretty sight except disappointing.

We did not box of fish until 730 but a dandy 8.5 pound coho down 85 white flasher Bullfrog fly 180fow. Then a small lake trout 200 copper brad's bloody nose three fly teaser/pearl fish flash. Then a rainbow full core Brad's chartreuse jack/ Big Al silver fish flash. Then a long time for the next bite working 175 to 190 feet of water despite a good number of marks in the top 45 feet of water. We ran seven of our rods in that zone despite being in the high 60s until below 60 feet down. I missed a good rip wire Dipsy Mag UV green spoon 70 LOC and 2 on 125 copper Mag UV Orange Hulk.

Put on a pearl UV blue 11 inch paddle and LLB fly down 115 feet that captured our last three bites boxing two more lake trout up to 15 pounds and a bigger one fell off behind the boat. We did not know where the fish moved and seems like no one else was having success. Decided to troll back north meandering between 160 and 190 and not a bite the last two hours despite continued marks. Went 6 for 9 hook ups and four or five drive-bys.

It was a beautiful flat calm day to fish and fun to get Jack back out again. He's fished with me since he was not much taller than the downrigger board and now towers over all of us.

Grey Beard


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8/8/17 @ 11:32 AM
eckes
eckes
USER since 1/28/07

Maybe- message me?

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8/8/17 @ 9:40 AM
riverfishwis
riverfishwis
MEMBER since 3/3/07

can ya come to port wash

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8/8/17 @ 6:56 AM
eckes
eckes
USER since 1/28/07

Hey all

if I am gonna come fish off the shore tomorrow or Thursday- what is my best shot at a few fish? Here or McKinley? Moving soon and this is on my list to do once... 

please message me! 

Anyone have room for 1- I'll pay for the gas! Can't do charter- moving is expensive!! 

Thanks and good luck!!

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8/6/17 @ 2:30 PM
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deltadog
deltadog
USER since 5/10/16

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Last night 4-4,  16lb steelhead, another steelhead, 2 smaller kings. 150-160 FOW.  1 on 10 color w/ blue night, 2 on green/blue fly with green flasher, 1 on cut plug- seahawk.  7pm on.


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7/30/17 @ 11:06 PM
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One_Eye
One_Eye
USER since 12/20/05

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F
Got a slow start, but we were on the water by 6 AM.  We headed northeast, out to 150'.  We finally found a ton in roughly 110' to 130', and they were anywhere from 25' to 110' down.  We had two in the first 30 minutes and we lost them both. Both were on a 5 color, white flasher with a blood nose. After that it was a dead sea!  We found them, tried eveything, and NOTHING!  Regardless it was a beautiful day and it was great to be out on the big pond!  Hope to get out later in the week, and I will keep you all posted!

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7/28/17 @ 4:51 PM
eckes
eckes
USER since 1/28/07

Hey guys

Shore fisherman hoping to find something tomorrow?  Am set up to bottom fish - can I buy alewives or gotta work for them.  Anyone have any advice about where I can go tomorrow- moving away soon- hoped to actually get a few before we moved...

Thanks all and good luck


J

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7/18/17 @ 6:10 PM
Loretta 08
Loretta  08
USER since 12/29/11

attention  to detail , equals  fish !  someone has done their  homework ! nice job!! musky  il. go brewers!!

Edited on 7/18/17 6:11 PM
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7/18/17 @ 9:52 AM
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Musky IL
Musky IL
USER since 4/10/10

MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

12 for 16, 6 Lakers, 4 Bows, 2 Coho, 260' - 280' ow (not a typo), 1 guy, 3 rods, 3.5 hours. 2 of the lost fish were Bows that put on quite an acrobatic show. 1 was likely a King. 

Steady action with 2 doubles out deep,... really deep!. Water is 65* on the surface and you must get down to 76' before you hit 50*, and 80' before you hit 45*. Reports came in last night of several friends headed deep looking for cool water and everyone did well in excess of 250'...so I took the boat ride this morning and didn't do 1/2 bad myself. Size on the Bows was good.

By far the 7 color Blue Knight was the boats "star", but it only would catch Lakers so it came off and a dipsy (that never went off) took its place. A rigger down 44' - and an SWR down 40' caught the remainder.

1 rigger down 44' - 45 back flat line white flasher boy blue fly

1 rigger down 40' swr white flasher double aqua

1 - 7 color Blue Knight for all the wet sock Lakers you wanted to reel in!



 

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7/16/17 @ 8:46 AM
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Sunshine2
Sunshine2
USER since 12/20/01

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Yes, it was a typo.... sorry

Here's a more detailed report. Was in a rush yesterday.

7/15/17

2 guys, 6 rods. 4am to 11am, 8 for 11 fish with kings, coho, rainbow and one small laker. No giants but all very fat and healthy. Biggest king almost 15 pounds. Water temp 43° at 50'. Fished 65-75' depth around the wreck. Spoons f/f and d/f ruled the day. Best spoons were Blue knight (2), Wonderbread(1), NBK(1),  3 color lead was best with spoons followed by 10 color. Best dodger was Aderton white dodger w/ homemade blue/silver fly(1).? Best Dipsey was at 100' with ProKing Charlie Special flasher w/ LBB fly (took 3 fish). Nothing on riggers. Nothing with Brads cut bait. 3 misses on Slide diver 125’ w/blue knight. ( not sure why, trying to figure this one out). Best speed was 1-9 to 2.0 at ball


Edited on 7/16/17 11:38 AM
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