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7/10/21 @ 9:07 AM
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Stosh The Ogre
Stosh The Ogre
USER SINCE 3/29/16

Got out Friday night with a SE wind at about 12mph and 1-3ft waves. Not knowing how much warm water came in over the past week, we headed NE and setup in 150fow on a NE troll. Water was WARM to say the least as we had 65 on the surface and 61 degrees down 90 all the way out to 200. Thinking we may have to go half way to Michigan to find what we were looking for temperature wise, we figured that the few fish we did mark back near the bottom in the 145-150 range might become active closer to sundown we worked back to that depth without as much as a bump, running lines mostly 40-110 feet down. 

Started marking some fish once we got to 150, but had a few more in the 140 range, so we worked that area now N8 about sundown. Our plan B did produce 2 kings to close out the night, but it was a very tough night as the fish that did stay in the area were scattered about. Talked to other boats at the cleaning station and the best we heard was 4 for 6 with most in the 0-2 fish range. It will be a tough start for SAR this year with the warmer water nearby and wind expected. One boat I spoke to went as far as 240 and did find some 45 degree water, but they had no hits all night.

Good luck to the SAR fisherman. I will try to get out later next week.


Stosh

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7/9/21 @ 7:52 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Musky IL
USER SINCE 4/10/10

8 for 11, 1 King, 4 Coho, 2 Lakers, 1 Bow, 1 guy, 3 rods, 3 hours, 120'ow Drive 55, 61* surface, no water set up yet.

Busy morning for 1 guy. Lost 3 Kings right away. Went straight out to "Drive 55" and had fish immediately. The meat rig was the "star" today however all rods got fish. It went off as I turned around to set my second rod. Lost the fish, and then had it fire again with 2 screamers on at the same time. Lost both of them as one took over 500'ol. 

Water flea were showing up for the first time this Season. I couldn't find the cold water, but it didn't matter.

Saw something really cool today... as I was fighting a King I saw a flash over the side of the boat. It was another King with a Dragon Pro King Flasher in its mouth just swimming along side the boat just below the surface. About 16# or so... There were no other boats within miles of me today so it must have just been hanging with his buddies with a battle reminder.

2 riggers 1 SWR white flasher LLB fly, 1 flat line back 43' white flasher LLB

1 Dipsy Meat Rig LLB

Musky IL

6/13/21 @ 9:05 AM
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Partly Sunny
Arrowed_Tom
Arrowed_Tom
USER SINCE 2/9/12

Late post from Friday June 11th.  Setup in 100 fow at 05:00.  Trolled East for 90 minutes.  Nothing until 160 fow.  Got a 6-7 pound laker and king.  Laker on a 4 color purple moonshine.  King on a MTD flasher on the rigger down 51.  Made it home before 7 to work.

not many people out.

6/12/21 @ 8:54 PM
Musky99
USER SINCE 8/8/11

Heading out tomorrow for the first time with wife for a “sunset cruise “ .

first time out this year any tips, how deep?


6/6/21 @ 7:23 PM
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Fxwhitetail
USER SINCE 6/10/15

Limited out off the beach. Hitting the surf. Been on fire! Incredible browns all day most released. A laker here n there. Lots of kings n mainly coho. One biiiig steel. Oh Lord

6/4/21 @ 4:09 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F
Musky IL
USER SINCE 4/10/10

The "Drive 55" may be over for me. Far less hooks even though we fished slightly deeper with the west wind (145' - 162'ow / searching for hooks).

We had our rippers and a few losses, but it is not what it was the last 3 weeks by far. You still have an opportunity at a huge one (both Kings n Lakers, Coho limited), but hooks and side scan show less fish. It may be a temporary lull with no wind, and west wind, but I am looking at other productive waypoints @ in previous years. I believe it has lived its life this Season for me.

Anyone who has fished with me knows, I am a big proponent of past waypoints at the same time of year regardless of water temp. Same point, relatively (6 -10 days) same "same time of year", and exactly that. They produce consistently, year after year, after year...

Please chime in if u believe the same, or have been in my boat for me to show how important this is. Many have fished with me and have experienced  this too not to believe it till it happens. Do yourself a favor, and waypoint is more than a "Point".

Waypoint every fish, and use that info for same time of year, every year. I can't explain it, but it works, and has for years. Nothing on the bottom, no structure, nothing for them to "ligit" come back to on future generations. It works, and has made me a better fisherman in the "great abyss". Try it!!! Don't miss a bite.

Musky IL

6/4/21 @ 1:59 PM
#Troutlife
USER SINCE 6/1/21

Thank you all for the extremely valuable information. I really appreciate all the help and support. 

6/4/21 @ 12:06 PM
Smokenfish
USER SINCE 10/4/11

On your gps you have a N and W number

The north number is the 54 line- it would read 54.5 N and west would be 87’39”.  Racine harbor is 44 N and 46W so this spot is 10 mi north and 7 miles to the east 

6/4/21 @ 11:54 AM
uwoutdoors
uwoutdoors
USER SINCE 6/27/12

Does location north/south matter? - or is it more about water temp/depth? For example, if I launch out of Bender - do I just go straight east to 145'ow? Or am I looking for something specific?

6/4/21 @ 11:37 AM
Fv.screaming drags.com
Fv.screaming drags.com
USER SINCE 3/29/20

145ow stands for 145 feet of water 54.3x89.39 are coordinates of some sort. So if someone reports they were fishing in say 200ow or fow that means the depth of water that they were fishing. As far as where to start if you would prefer to fish south of McKinley than bender Park or Pershing Park boat launch in Racine would be best. I personally prefer Racine over bender Park cuz they got a fish cleaning station,food, bathrooms etc. And deeper water at the launch if you have a big boat imop good luck fishing and stay safe out there!!!

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