Too calm not to make a solo run this morning. Ended up going 5 for 9 with a mixed bag of trout and salmon. All fish hit spoons in 120'-160' north of town. Surface temp 51 degrees.
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Hope you fishermen all have a good Fall and Winter. I do the ice for Trout a couple times but only when my son invites me to tag. A week ago today my wife and I walk a long path adjacent to a lovely river in Petoskey Mi. the "Bear River." Spotted many Salmon working their way up Stream. As most of you know September and early October were both crazy Windy on the Big Pond more so than most recent years not allowing many to get offshore. I also read Michigan is probably increasing their Salmon planting numbers.
Hardly anyone fishing at Shoto Dam or Mishicot Dam
No fish coming in yet
51° - 55° F
46° - 50° F
Lots of bites skein ..mono. bobber. Wafter level average 1 week more may be too late.
Water in harbors too warm for main run of kings appx 69-71 degrees ! next week starting Tuesday evening thru Friday the forecast is for strong westerly winds up to 25 mph gusts ! This will push the warm water out and cool water in and in front of harbors. By Thursday or Friday if this holds true , the main run of Kings is going to happen Big Time. Make sure you have fresh line on reels with large spools of 300-400 yds of line incase you get a fresh run silver , you will need it ! If your casting with spoons (KO Wobblers ,Cleo's ,Krocks ,etc., make sure you use 3/4 ounce size so you can get near bottom where cooler water and fish will be! Remember nite fishing time restrictions inside most harbors, kicks in tomorrow on Sept. 15th !!!! In addition there will be no full moon next weekend, and Kings will not feed as much at night then, possibly creating a heavy bite right before sunrise ! Port Washington strictly enforces the no fishing between 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise in most parts of their inside harbor ! Info available at bait shops and wardens on the dividing lines !
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Looking for information on the fall salmon fishing on the Two rivers (both east and west), Kewaunee, and /or Manitowoc rivers, are the fishing going up the streams yet?
If so, which areas?
I just wondered people who fish a lot on the lake what do you do with that much poundage of fish
Tangled, I prefer lake link too.
I was out last evening seeking but not finding silver fish. In 170 FOW I found 68 degree water stacked from top to bottom -- crazy! The recent blow must have brought it in. Out in 270FOW I found a sharp thermocline down about 110 feet. Only 10 feet deeper and it dropped into the upper 40s. Didn't manage to hook up anything in that narrow band of water.
Swung in by the pier heads at sundown for a quick pass at spawning fish. No, luck but we enjoyed the beautiful sunset.
Geez have to follow my own report from sometime back. My son told me most people use facebook but at my age I'm sticking here. I rarely fish two AM's back to back which I did Wednesday and Thursday off Manitowoc. Both short trips with decent results. I had lines set both days about 5:20AM an hour before sunrise; pulled lines both days at 7:30AM. Wednesday AM Solo trip; Thursday with my son. Unless I launch again it will be the first year I have not netted a Lake Trout since 1989. Anyway, both days same routine 130ft. to 190ft.. 75ft. to 95ft. down and both spoons and flasher fly combos worked. Yesterday solo the spoons worked off riggers for my 2 Bows and 2 Kings; today deep dipsies trolling a bit slower took our 3 Kings with flasher fly combos. On Wednesday the larger Bow took a happy meal spoon 76ft. down rigger. Today the Port wire dipsy took our two bigger fish down maybe 80ft. with a bechhold flasher pulling a double aqua fly only 42 inches behind the dipsy. So 11ft. dipsy leads aren't always necessary. Lots of bait and fish out there right now. From the girth of our 2 three years olds next years 4's should be huge. Nasty ride in Wednesday much better on Grandpa's back today. First pic yesterday; second pic today. Good luck.
71° - 75° F
Nice chop Tuesday night off Manitowoc to give the lures a little action. My son and I trolled for about 2.5 hours pulling at 8PM. They weren't jumping into the boat but a few fish were caught off Manitowoc. I talked to two other boaters at the dock who each had one fish each and a friend had a couple. We worked 130ft. to 155ft. a couple times with two good bites one of them held both on wire dipsies and flasher flies down between 60ft. and 70ft. were some cooler water prevailed versus the top temp of 72 degrees. We netted a nice silver 3 yr. old Female that went 10.5# on my Hanson Scale at the house. It hit a green bechhold and green howie fly. Warmest water of the year right now you know it when youngsters are swimming at Red Arrow Park. Have not seen many Steelhead this year and noticed other Ports the Bow catch doesn't seem too great either wonder what is up there ?? We ended off the Hospital and thought Geez when I read 8.7 miles to the Manitowoc Pier Heads last night. Good Luck.