Use a few really small gold hooks on a mainline with a sinker on the bottom of it. for some reason alewives love an empty small gold hook, no idea why but it works, did it many times. Or a better option in get a small umbrella net and drop it down, pull it ip quickly and whala, whatever is between you and the bottom you got! i read sabiki rigs work well too but i ended up buying a boat and giving up shore fishing, although it was fun as heck!
Racine Harbor, Racine County
MOON PHASE (12%)
Went out Monday (6/11/18) around 4pm and fished until around 7:30pm. Went 15 for 16 including 3 double headers and a triple header. Nothing of spectacular size but still alot of fun and great eaters. Caught everything on glow-spoons between 20-50ft down. Were out in 115-140 fow. No luck on flies. Ended up bringing them in and switching everything to spoons. Caught multiple fish on riggers, dipsys, and yellowbirds. Tons of fun. Can't wait to get out this weekend for Father's day if the wind calms down a bit.
I can't believe, not a word has been mentioned about the Salmon Unlimited derby this past weekend. It was the first time we fished it. Had a great time! (Even tho our fish didn't make the cut, just didn't hook up with any tanks) It was great competition, (so much for me sayin, "Im one of the first on the ice"), thought it was organized and ran well, the sponsors did a fantastic job, and the Marina bar/restaurant was more than welcoming.
Great job to the men and women who made it happen! Thx.
MOON PHASE (31%)
This morning our group drilled holes for tomorrows Ice Derby. All together we drilled 30+ holes. Ice thickness ranged anywhere from 5-14”. We’re set up in the S/W corner of the marina which is where the bad ice was a couple weeks ago.
Last week Sunday we fished the central marina area and had 15-16” of ice. Fishing was slow that day but as far as ice is concerned, this is one of best years for ice here in many years with ice averaging around 14" at this time. That said, this marina has several aerators placed throughout, exercise caution and bring an ice bar if you plan to fish these areas.
Should be a great day for fishing the derby. Can’t hardly wait to hear that horn sound off and we drop our lines. Good luck to all and have fun out there.