Well the wind and waves were calm so i got the boat out on the big lake. We went 1-3 lost one when my snap swivel came open, lost the fish and the lure. lost i nice bow at the boat but we did land one nice coho. fished 3 pm to sunset worked 170 to 125 east south east of TR. didn't make many fish, but a nice day on the water
61° - 65° F
71° - 75° F
We fished out of two rivers yesterday 140-190 fished different colored water 7 nice salmon mist on dipseys using s biners 115 out 2 setting some missed hits after the fog cleared out not bad out . Fished today also 2 fish and rough seas but a nice day to b out . Enjoy your posts Santa
Sadly, very few opportunities to fish the next month. With yesturday's fantastic weather, decided to tell The Man to ram it; left work at 10:00 AM, hooked up the boat, and headed east.
Left the Manty harbor ~ 1:30 PM, took an approximate 90 degree heading until we hit 300 and then set up. Surface temps were ~ 59 on the surface until we hit about 220 FOW, from 220 to 260 it dropped a degree or two.
Started setting up ~ 2:15 PM with a NNE troll. Probe had 56 degrees down ~ 40', started marking a decent amount of fish from 40 to 60 foot down. Had a mixed spread with 5 color LC the highest, two riggers spread from 35 to 80 down, 200 coppers, 300 coppers. Later tried 3 color leadcore.
Worked in as shallow as 280, as deep as 380 trolling different directions but ultimately ended up pushing north (ended up probably close to the point). Marked a good number of fish, most between the 320 and 350 depth range. A few small bait pods. Most of the marked fish were between 40 and 70 foot down.
We ended with 4 in the box; 10 pound bow on 5 color spoon, two ~ 6 pound bows also on 5 color spoons. 4 pound stocked king on 40' black/purple spoon. Tossed back smaller king and two bows (one on 40' rigger, other two on 5 color). All hits on spoons, no flasher/fly bites.
Pretty fogy on way out until we broke beyond 3-4 miles off-shore, then visibility was good but very overcast. Probably around 4:00 PM the sun broke through the fog/clouds, I'd say we had most hits while the sun was shining. We trolled until the sun was hitting the horizon.
Fabulous afternoon on the water, would love to do it again soon but not going to happen for me. Was encouraged with the number of fish we marked, and bites we got. No really big bows or three-year old kings, but nice action.
First picture is what we found in the bellies of the fish we cleaned. Second picture was taken as we pulled out last rod; marked three different pods like that in a very small area. What are those fish down deep? Whitefish??
Go get 'em!
fish from 7am to noon not a hit not bump off the north pier in two rivers
Suns out, lets go get em guys.
Wednesday evening at the Marina in Manitowoc as I was walking to my Honda Element in the West parking lot I found a large fishing net. If anyone knows who’s it is contact me by text and describe it. I’ll try to find a way to get it back to you. I will be there Tomorrow Friday September 13th from morning until about 4:00 P.M. 9207220799 I drive a Honda Element, Silver/Black. Has JFK and a Frank Zappa stickers on the back. I will probably be fishing all the way out near the steps to the light house. Name is Paul J
If the salmon is a slight to medium golden brown color, i would probably smoke the bigger ones, and grill the smaller ones. Once they turn dark brown and blackish color , the flesh is deteriating and becomes soft and mushy and tastes terrible ! If you push your thumb down on fish's skin, and it doesn't pop back up , its garbage.
So at what point are salmon not good to eat once they moved in to the harbors and streams? I don't normally fish this time of year but my cousin and I figured since we didn't get much of a chance to get out this year we'd give it a shot. Any tips would be helpful.
Ok, everyone knows this is a log for present fishing reports. Because 9/11/01 was an historic day I'd thought I'd let you fishermen read my log post from that day. I was fishing offshore with my son and father-in-law. It read, " Water has turned over 9 Bows, 2 nice 3 yr. old Kings and 1 Laker. 47 degree water out to 200ft. I set in 217ft. and fished to 240ft.. Very good as surface water quickly turned to 60 degrees by 245ft.. Fish came on Dream Weaver watermelon 39ft. rigger plus orange flashers riggers 40-45ft. down worked with flies. Dipsies orange flies and small red dodgers set wide and 12 passes worked also. Everything worked also had 2 strikes on birds with 1/4 & 3/8 oz running spoons." I remember my son got a phone call from his girlfriend now wife concerning the attacks and the ride in was not a fun one. Not a stellar season for me this year appreciate the guys here that have posted reports or on other cities up and down the western coast of the Big Lake. Good luck !
Excellent reports thank u appreciate it