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Port Washington (Lake Michigan), Ozaukee County
If anyone is still willing to give info id like to know if there is anyplace around the port area that sells spawn sacks late at night or in the wee morning hours...or anyplace that may still have them in stock any suggestions are greatly appreciated
MOON PHASE (34%)
61° - 65° F
Fished Tuesday night from 5-8pm. Finally had some calm seas and was able to fish where I wanted too. Went 3-4, all silver kings in the 10-12 lb range. Fished 140-180 fow. Dipsys with 200 on the counter, flasher fly. Lots of guys fishing in front of the harbor but only seen a few fish come in.
MOON PHASE (57%)
We fished the gap Sunday from 6:00 till about 11:00 AM, and yes it was a rough ride the whole time. Also made a couple laps in the harbor, and had to drop one person off part way through due to illness. I know of at least 3 other boats that did the same thing. We put 3 in the box. 2 kings and 1 small brown. Lost 2 nice kings near the back of the boat, had a couple others on and off. 8 bites total. Everything was on J-plugs and mostly green with a yellow belly and a black ladder back. Wouldn't touch any of my "go to" spoons. 2 color, one dipsy and riggers had the bites, and they were all in the upper half of the water column, so from the top down 15 ft. Nothing got bit below that. Best speed seemed to be 2.5 to 2.8 on the probe but it was very hard to control with the wind and the waves, and the GPS was jumping from .8 to 4.2, so you tell me what it really was.
We marked a lot of fish and bait nearly constantly so they are there, and most of our bites came after 8:00 AM. So if you get a flat lake I suggesttrying it. One suggestion is that when you leave the harbor go south and try to get into a counterclockwise pattern going north and south. If everybody does that it makes it a lot less painfull to fish in such close quarters with all the other boats.
Fished Sunday morning launched the boat at 4:30 no another boat was in the parking lot which was very strange, knew it was gonna be bad out there but got out there and it was much worse than expected. getting tossed around the boat trying to set up in the dark just doesn't make for any fun but decided to fish as long as I made he drive. Fished for an hour waves didn't calm down any stayed strong and only got worse as the sun came up so decided to call it didn't catch a single fish or have any hits. I give props to all the other guys and charters that still decided to fish that hope they at least got a few fish
Is there any hope for some harbor kings Sunday and Monday? I haven't read hardly any good reports with this warm water. I have a little bit of skein (2 fish) just cured w salt and borax. I'm driving 5 hrs...hope I can get a couple to cooperate.