Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan

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TODAY @ 7:40 AM
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Big Santa
Big Santa
USER since 7/24/02

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Was not planning on fishing Saturday, had a family commitment beginning at 10:00 AM. However, woke up at 2:30 AM in a cold sweat, took that as a sign that perhaps the 30 pound king awaited me. So hooked up the boat and headed east for a quick trip. Departed the Manty pierheads at 4:30, headed due east, set up in 180 and trolled east with the chop. Out to 240, then back to 200, then back out again working about the same line. Had to pull lines by 7:30, had three decent kings in the box (released two smaller ones). Blue kool-aid down 90 to 100 took all of them.

Sunday rousted the youngest boy from bed around 5:00 AM, took the hour drive east and was departing the pierheads around 6:30. Anticipating south wind picking up, took a 115 heading out to 250 and started trolling north. We fished until about 11:00 AM, worked from 230 to 250, ended up a little north of TR. Fat 10 pound coho on a 75 foot rigger green flasher/fly, 12 pound rainbow on 300 copper blue flounder pounder, two 9 pound class kings on the deep rigger blue kool-aid, a jumbo lake trout on 250 copper flasher / fly, and three shaker king releases. Nice morning on the water, good to have some action with the boy.

The west winds didn't really do anything with the water; piss warm down to about 80 feet.

Still hoping for 'da 'tirty pound king before she's done!


Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan Photo
Two Rivers/Manitowoc, Lake Michigan Photo
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8/20/17 @ 6:39 PM
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tangled2
tangled2
USER since 4/1/02

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Some action off Two Rivers and Manitowoc Saturday and Sunday but basically pretty slow in general. Plenty of bait has maybe slowed the bite for Kings that are just about stage ready and warm warm has not helped.  My son and I did a short trip Saturday AM 90ft. to 160ft. and back off Manty and landed one of two bites.  I talked to a few boats that did 3 or 4 fish.  No pattern and just more time trolling perhaps helps.  We landed a nice Steelhead in 125ft. down 85ft. on a flasher fly and pulled at 8AM with very chopped conditions.  Not too many places where you can net a 12# Steelhead. The Kings are larger than recent years which means the forage is good right now.  Good luck.



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8/20/17 @ 9:06 AM
Carper93
Carper93
USER since 1/18/16

Was out fishing the pier in Sheboygan yesterday morning, no action there but some boats were set up by the entrance. They might be beginning to stage for the spawn, not sure. Manitowoc piers have been really slow, nothing but carp and sheepshead have been caught. Talking with other guys out on the piers and they have to agree that this has been a bad year so far for pier fishing!

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8/20/17 @ 8:18 AM
tgunn7
tgunn7
USER since 1/16/16
anyone seeing action near the piers yet? 

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8/19/17 @ 7:51 PM
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reel 4 fun
reel 4 fun
USER since 3/29/16

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waning Crescent

Fished 5:30 - 11:30am.  5 for 6 today with 3 kings (13, 10, 5) and 2 rainbows (7, 5).  Fished 60-290 FOW.  First fish in 80 fow 70 down on a rigger with mag green dolphin spoon (rainbow).  Then a long time until the next bite.  Second hit in 261 fow came on a pump handle with 16oz weight, out 175 with chrome/glow flasher and mirage fly (king).  While fighting that fish we lost a fish on a rigger down 80 with a mag blue foil proking. 3rd fish in 273 fow came on a dipsey out 185 green flasher/green crinkle fly (King).   Finished with a double in 285 fow on the pump handles (king and rainbow).  Rainbow came on the same rig as fish #2.  King came on a pump out 225 with 16oz weight and a chrome/silver tape flasher and LLB fly.

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8/19/17 @ 5:44 PM
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kermy
kermy
USER since 5/8/11

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F


Fished 5am till the ferry came in. 1 for 3 today blue/yellow pro king mag, rigger, 80 ft down,130 fow. 7# bow. Other hits pink dodger/peanut fly, 300 copper. Frog/glow spoon, 80 ft down, 200ish fow. And if your wondering,Yea the cold water did'nt move in, I think it got warmer. Although the surface temp was cooler right out of the harbor 65ish compared to surface temp of 71 out in 250. 50 degrees is still down deep 70 to 80 feet down. Sounded slow for others at the docks also.

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8/18/17 @ 12:46 PM
fishrepellant
fishrepellant
USER since 3/25/10

Yes people fish the lake in September.  The Salmon are usually staging and/or heading up river then.  There are usually reports of people claiming the fish are 'half dead'/ turning black and the meat is bad, but if you go down near the shorelines, you'll see people lined up with stringers of Salmon...

Not sure how the weather has affected the water-temps and bite, but planning on finding out this Sunday and hoping the cold temps are closer to shore and the waves aren't too big.

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8/18/17 @ 12:14 PM
postal
postal
USER since 8/19/02

Would love to hear from someone on the lakeshore whether not the big West wind blow the past couple days has moved any colder water near shore?  The surface temp map is showing mid 60's still near shore in Manty and the rest of it is most likely inaccurate due to cloud cover interference. Thanks in advance.

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8/18/17 @ 11:53 AM
Pwojahn34
Pwojahn34
USER since 1/7/13

Looking to fish Saturday morning, but don't have a boat. Any action in the harbor? Don't want to make the hour plus drive if everything is in 200+ feet. 

Thanks,

Paul

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8/17/17 @ 8:25 PM
Lil Lund
Lil Lund
USER since 8/17/17

Are people still trolling for salmon and trout at the end of September? I usually fish Lake Superior and we do up there. 

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