A good number of trailers at 4:45PM Wednesday at the Manitowoc launch. Perfect conditions just a chop, no flies and not much cottonwood. I had 6 lines set in 90ft. and worked out to 140ft. with only a four color going off on the way out in 109ft.. Turned in at 140ft. and took a laker in 115ft. on a shallow braided dispy spoon then nothing until about sunset where we missed one and landed another laker off a deep wire white bechhold lbb fly. Surface temp was 61 offshore. As I was cleaning fish Thursday AM talked to a boater who had a few early medium sized fish on a bumpy lake.
Fished a solo run 1-5 Sunday afternoon out of Manitowoc. Fished 70-130 fow going 2 for 5, both rainbows. Switched things around a bunch trying to find something consistent. Kept me busy rather than swatting flies! Started with 2 color, 6 color and deep rigger. Swapped out 6 color for 4 color and then swapped out the 4 color for the 10 color.
2 color mixed veggies: 1 - 2
4 color orange crush: 0-1
6 color blue dolphin: 0-1
10 color Happy Meal: 1-1
Tried a deep rigger with several D/F combos and a clean spoon with no hits.
Last week the Lake Fog was terrible to light but sitting out there very day. I talked to many boaters all friendly through-out the week that took on the fog and most had 1 to 3 fish some Skunks and some but not many really good catches. Good conditions to troll Sunday I had a nephew and his son along. I ran 8 rods until 9AM and pulled. I was set about sunrise very slow to begin; either we found fish or they woke up after 7AM when things picked up for us. I had 6 rods set top 30ft. that took our 7 hits; my two deep sets weren't touched. We ended with 3 bows and a King working 100ft. to 145ft.. Saw few boats deeper than 150ft.. Cottonwood was annoying. Checking their stomachs out it seems the bows are feeding on the trillion flies that have been on the Lake. My son checked the fin clips on that large Laker we netted my last trip and he told me it was planted in 2010. Good Luck.
Fish weren't jumping into the boat today but conditions to troll were very good except for the pesky flies. Next cottonwood. We stayed in 90ft. to 100ft. until I had lines set no bites so turned East. Surface water was 50-51 everywhere. At 130ft. my 104ft. down rigger snapped running a musselhead meat rig and even I thought King but 25 minutes later netted a Large Laker. It was loaded with big alewife a good sign. I turned in at 190ft. missing two fish top 20ft. along the way in. At 140ft. I set out a mag dipsy with ring to 130ft. on counter set 1 pulling a Luhr Jenson silver metal dodger and spin & glow and it fired a few minutes later taking our second Laker. That was it and I pulled at 120ft.. Good Luck.
5-31-21 fished 150-200’
3 hits on wire dipsy on setting 1, 155’ out
1 hit on wire dipsy 50’ out
1 hit on 150 weighted steel with blue dolphin spoon
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Fished out of Manitowoc today 10am-2pm. Started in 75' and worked that area out to 100' for a while with nothing. Picked up and ran out to 150'. Worked 150'-200' and picked up 2 kings and 2 lake trout.
DR down 100' with white flasher/LLB: 1 laker, 1 king
2 color with Mag Green/Orange ProKing: 1 laker
4 color with Mag Carmel dolphin: 1 king
Surface temp 49.4 and 44.0 down 100'.
Any fish in shallow? 30-60fow?
51° - 55° F
46° - 50° F
May 18th day before my 70th B Day. Off Two Rivers 80 to 135 fow. 51 to 52 degree water. Two Rainbows two Kings 8 to 10 lbs. Nice 10lb bow off the surface of 130 on a glo warrior orange/chart spoon. Off board. One of each king n bow 55 ft down off DR on moonshine glo white / with black spots. In 80 to 85 fow. Another King 35 down on glo moonshine blue flounder pounder...missed one 10 passes of Dipsey glo watermelon. 4 of 5 first trip 2021.....
Took advantage of a gorgeous Monday 5/17 to get on the water. My crew couldn't be available until 3:00 PM, I decided to check things out solo for a couple hours. Took about a 100 heading of of Manty, set up in 230. Surprised at how warm the surface temps were; 54 to 55 everywhere. Had from 43 to 47 degrees 30 to 40 foot down in most places. Worked from 230 in to 170, three 2-3 pound class fish (two kings, one rainbow). Two on 2-color leadcore orange spoon, a king on a 35' rigger flasher fly. Worked for a little less than two hours, then headed to the dock to pick up my crew at the dock.
Decided to take a boat ride to the north, and work a little deeper. We worked mostly from 280 to 350, putting three 8-9 pound class fish in the box (two bows, one king). Bows came on 2-color orange spoons, king a 130' LC wire dipsy flasher/fly. As the sun was starting to set, we turned west and ended in less than 100'. No bites inside of 200'. Piles and piles of bait inside of 80' (and in the harbor). Didn't find any big girls, but a glorious day on the water.
40° - 45° F
31° - 35° F
Still 45 degree surface temps in 100ft. Wednesday AM. My oldest son and I did a short run we were back dockside at 7:30AM with some success. We had two hits around sunrise a King hit a wire dipsy rod pulling a white/green bechhold flasher lbb fly set 2 out 110ft. and a laker hit a rigger rod shortly after running a mag moonshine spoon back 80ft. down 46ft.. The Laker was loaded with alewife I counted 8 and maybe 3 different year classes. I spotted this Hanson 25# capacity scale for $4.00 at the Oshkosh St. Vincent this Winter and put it to work this morning. I zeroed it out with a rag on top and it read 19.5# for the King. Good Luck.