The Winthrop Harbor buoy has registered a 13 degree surface temp drop from 430 pm yesterday at 71.1 to now at 7 am of only 58.1 degrees ! Sounds like there is a thermocline flip maybe going on ? i would love to hear any fishing reports from anyone fishing the hills at the state line today. This flip during mid July historically brings in the big boys to feed on those hills !
Winthrop Harbor - Lake Michigan, Lake County
|@ the lake|
Any report from north point
71° - 75° F
81° - 88° F
South Winds 10-12 MPH. Waves 1-2 ft. Bright overcast.
Put in at 8:00am out at 1:00pm.
Set up in 80ft. Due east troll to 150 ft. Into wind Drive by at 86ft. Kevorkian Mag. Picked up 4 lb. Coho in 136 ft. on the turn Green and Gold peanut fly orange 00 dodger. Worked back on west troll had a break off on same rig at 125ft. (should have checked for damage after first fish.).
No go after that. Tough day. Very comfortable conditions.
Hope others did better.
56° - 60° F
71° - 75° F
Fished 6:00 a.m. -11:00. Went right out to 160'. Marked fish from 25'- 70'. Set riggers at 45' and 70'. Lost one big King on Kavorkian at 45' and caught 1 -6# Coho on same. Flies w/dodgers on top nada. Worked our way in to about 100' with no luck. Pretty slow out there. Saw one other boat. Water temp at 160' was 56 degrees. Tight lines.
Went out Thursday and Friday solo. Went 5 for 6 Thursday and 5 for 7 Friday. All coho and most on the orange dodger peanut fly rig in the top 30ft in 75-150fow. A couple came on meat rigs, red and greendown 50 to 80ft.
Anyone get out at Winthrop Harbor this past weekend?
10 for 14 coho 20-30 fow
Any word on the Coho. I would assume they are starting to show up now.