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8/14/18 @ 12:53 PM
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Doug g
Doug g
USER since 6/27/16

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Got a late start.  Fished from 7:30 to 11 AM.  Started in 80’ trolled out to 110’ no hits.  Marked about 5 nice schools of bait.  Picked up and ran out to 150’ for about two hours.  Marked about 6 fish checking out my downrigger set at 42’ but no takers.  Two boats were pulling out at the marina, each with one fish.  Beautiful day even though the fish didn’t cooperate!

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8/14/18 @ 11:05 AM
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Mantaray
Mantaray
USER since 7/6/11

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Late report from the weekend.

Saturday setup in 100 fow at 5:00am and pointed east, set 4 downriggers from 30 - 60 down all with various colors of spoons, 2 dipseys out 100 at a 3 setting and 6 board lines with 6 ounce weights. Went 11 for about 20 no one spoon was better but blue was a common color. 1 Coho, 1 Laker, 1 Pink and 8 Rainbows. Did the best in 150 fow. Had to quit at 9:00am to get to a wedding.

Sunday had the same spread but started at 140 fow and was rewarded with 0/5, couldn't keep them coupled up. I made a poor decision on starting too deep and I over shot the cool water with the more active fish. All in all a great weekend.

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8/13/18 @ 5:46 PM
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tangled2
tangled2
USER since 4/1/02

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

I saw some one to five fish catches Saturday and Sunday AM at the Manty cleaning facility but slow in general.  Very slow for us Monday AM as we trolled about 2 1/2 hours with only one decent Bow to show for it and one other rip on a 300 copper.  I set in 115ft. trolled into 85ft. then out again to 200ft. before pulling.  Only a few marks along the way and not much for bait pods perhaps that is why the Bow had an empty stomach.  The one fish we netted in pic hit a 44ft. rigger spoon in 95ft. early on.  My son had an appointment but not before he and his boys and I had a  hefty Lates breakfast.    I ran stuff as high as 5 colors and as deep as a 112ft. rigger just plain slow as were the waves - dead flat.  Good luck.

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8/12/18 @ 11:25 PM
slumdog
slumdog
USER since 8/12/18

Recently moved to the area. Looking for any info on fishing walleye in the Manitowoc/two rivers area on lake Michigan.

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8/11/18 @ 9:10 PM
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UDDER BUSINESS
UDDER BUSINESS
USER since 9/10/02

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WE LEFT THE MANITOWOC DOCK 10AM. WE RETURNED 6PM. WE STARTED FISHING IN 140FOW. WE HAD OUT DOWNRIGGERS, DIPSIES AND PLANER BOARDS. WORKED FROM 140 FOW TO 280FOW. WE HAD A FEW HITS IN 220FOW AND THE REST OF THE HITS OUT TO 280. WE WENT 4 FOR 7. ALL RAINBOWS. WE HAD SIX HITS ON THE DOWNRIGGER 88 FT DOWN. ONE FISH ON DIPSY. ALL FISH ON SPOONS. GOOD COLORS WERE CHARTRUESE, BLUES AND SILVERS. NICE DAY ON THE WATER. 70 FT DOWN 48 DEGREE WATER. 90 FT DOWN 40 DEGREE WATER. 70 DEGREE WATER ON TOP.

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8/11/18 @ 5:55 PM
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big_fishman
big_fishman
USER since 10/13/09

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Wow, so cold water did come in.  Fished 35 to 282 FOW.  Fish are scattered.

hot surface water is deeper in the water column the deeper you go out.

In 75 FOW it was 25 feet down and in 282 it was 60 feet down.  Fish are scattered and biting on everything. 

WE had no luck working schools we found.  ended up with 5 but had to work for them. 


Good luck.  

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8/9/18 @ 10:28 AM
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Bakers Dozen
Bakers Dozen
USER since 6/18/01

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Late report from yesterday morning.  Left the dock at 4:30 and by 5:00 we were setting lines in 150 fow. We were back at the dock by 9:30 going 3-7.  The 300 copper with f/f was the hot rod taking 1 king and losing 2 others.  The 250 copper f/f also took a hit and a miss as well.  Downrigger 75 down took a king, while the highest line out on a board took a rainbow.  Most hits came in the 180-190 range, except for our last one. As we were pulling lines in 140 fow a downrigger at 28 with a watermelon spoon, got smoked by a huge rainbow. Sadly, this one shook its way to freedom as well.  We just couldn't keep them buttoned up today. Oh well, you can't catch em all.

All flasher hits were on pro king chrome flashers with UV.  Flies were Black Market Flies. I'm absolutely impressed with the amount of fish we have been catching using this combination this year.

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8/8/18 @ 6:21 PM
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tangled2
tangled2
USER since 4/1/02

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

My last launch was before that nasty thick spiny water flea hatch - just don't think it is worth the effort when they coat the lines.  Pretty much died off as our lines were clear today.  My son and I have talked about bottom fishing Lake Trout for a couple years just never did until today.  We had four lines set in 85ft. North of the Light but South of the Nuke Plant at 5:30AM.  Bouncing the bottom with two and two tight to the bottom.  65 degree surface with much cooler water deep at least for now.   A medium roller on way up from Two Rivers but smooth sailing coming back about 8AM.  We did net one 8# Laker that hit a dodger fly tight to the bottom in 90ft. and marked a fair amount of fish that weren't interested probably because the bait is thick I could not believe the amount of alewife in it's stomach at least 7 that I counted.  A grand-daughter came along to the cleaning and wanted to see the Lake trout's brain.  I told her the skull's are hard as a rock and left it at that.  Good luck.

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7/31/18 @ 12:46 PM
c_bass
c_bass
USER since 6/28/16

Thank you for the info Doug, very much appreciated. I may try those spots out. 

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7/30/18 @ 7:29 PM
Doug g
Doug g
USER since 6/27/16

C Bass....

you can wade the Manitowoc river from rapids road to the dam and above if you don’t mind getting your feet wet.  There are also spots down by the end of the 18th st viaduct near the bridges where you can vet the occasional crappie.  There is also wading around Shoto.  Both the wading spots can get smallies, rockies and the occasional northern.  Try spinners, yellow twisters or twitching floating Rapalas.  I have done well in the past, but it’s been a few years

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