Got out around 11 today for four hours. Tons of boats out and saw guys catching..... I went 0-0 again. Coho rigs. Second time out for them this season and blanked both times
Lake Michigan, Racine County
MOON PHASE (80%)
51° - 55° F
46° - 50° F
Got out this morning with my buddy Mike and his dad on Mike's boat (Bow's n Ho's) from 9 am til about noon. Patrolled 20-30 fow from the river mouth down past the treatment plant. We went 4-6. One coho, one king, and 2 browns. Kind of slow yet. Hits were 10-15 down mostly with one short drive by on a one color with a coho rig. We marked fish consistently, just couldn't get em to open their yaps and eat. It's only going to get better.
Team Bow's n Ho's
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
Fished Sunday morning, 6-10:30, straight out of Racine. 150-170 FOW. 10 for 13. 4 lakers, 3 steelhead, 2 kings, 1 coho. Temp break at about 65-70 feet. Fish hit at 100-40 feet down. Our peak time was 7-9 when we had 9 of our hookups. 1 on 150 copper, everything else on riggers and dipsys. Hot spoon by far was the skittles (silver spoon with 8 diff colored spots). Speed at the ball 2.0 - 2.2.
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
Out tonight for a few hours to relax with some friends... started looking in 120FOW ,, found 68 degrees 90 down ... moved on... 265fow found 53-55 about 75 80 down... set up... moved out to just shy of 300fow .. and turned back to shore... 2 kings on the way back,,, flasher fly, down 60 back 45 in 275,,... next was the 10 color with the bloody nose .. and that was the night for us... one new passenger got a little green and chummed a bit for us!! Lake was nice .. just far to much warm water on this side.
MOON PHASE (98%)
I have had fish smoke lures in the prop wash, you should be ok using your main motor. The only question is, do you want to add hours to that motor in the quantity experienced trolling lake Michigan? -Personally I have a kicker that's easy to replace once it's worn out.