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8/12/19 @ 10:35 PM
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Waxing Gibbous
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66° - 70° F
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71° - 75° F
X Boat
MEMBER since 2/21/08

Went out Friday evening into the night from Milwaukee to Whitefish Bay 100ft.

Trolled ff and spoons. Had one on past filter in 80ft came undone. on the way back reeled in 3 color lead from 6 color with a moonshine glow.  It went wild as soon as I put it in the rod holder. being a big fish and taking  out drag, I cleared my other two lines with in line torpedo divers. The fish was deep in 70ft. As It came up , It looked like a good king, till I saw a white mouth and square tail. The fish got crazy wild at the yak and rammed it twice. This was a strong fighting brown trout biggest I ever caught. It weighed 21.7 lbs after dragging it back three miles to Milwaukee. After 2 previous skunked trips I was pretty thrilled. 

8/9/19 @ 4:47 PM
Clownfeesh
User since 8/9/19

Got a kayak finally this year in spring and have been using it inshore basically every other day, I also have a ton of salmon gear and have fly fished for them every fall. Does anyone have any tips or plan to go out soon? I'm close waukegan, but don't mind driving up to kenosha or what not

7/18/19 @ 4:03 PM
LuckyC
LuckyC
User since 2/12/17

I generally use:


https://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/gtlakes/mkxmz.htm

https://glbuoys.glos.us/45013

And on my phone I use the Windy app.


Good luck!

7/18/19 @ 3:55 PM
dragon21612
User since 1/7/14

Sorry not a report but I'm looking for some help. I haven't been out on the big pond in my kayak at all this year due to weather and work but I'm having a hard time finding a website or app that shows the wave height predictions for lake Michigan. If anyone has a good site or app that they use please let me know. I'm looking to get out sometime in the next couple weeks but want to make sure that I can get out on a good day. Thanks and stay safe out there.

7/17/19 @ 2:03 PM
88ms3
User since 8/24/15

Dsto06, Just a heads up. The lake is foggy. At least in Racine. I went out yesterday late evening and the fog cut my trip to about 30 minutes. This morning and as i left work today the lake is still foggy. 

Im probably waiting till Friday to go back out again, hopefully the fog clears by then. 

7/17/19 @ 12:21 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous
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Sunny
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
Dsto06
User since 2/28/17

Heading out of the kenosha port this evening, if anyone wants to join. Always safer in number. PM me if interested.

7/17/19 @ 11:08 AM
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Waning Gibbous
Tom920
User since 3/9/17

Ya, it's been tough, 4 trips so far, at least 40-50 miles, only one 14.3lbs king.

7/17/19 @ 8:01 AM
LuckyC
LuckyC
User since 2/12/17

Tough SAR bite for us too.  6 outings in 4 days, covering 50 miles and I was 3 for 5.  A 19# king (currently in 2nd), A 16# brown (didn't register since I didn't buy a boat ticket this year), and a 3# laker.  I donated $80+ of tackle to the lake gods after getting broken off by a significant fish losing a flasher, fly, torpedo and clip, as well as losing another torpedo due to user error.

7/16/19 @ 8:19 PM
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Full Moon
Kayak Fisher
Kayak Fisher
MEMBER since 6/4/08

Not much so far. Three days of fishing... One 15.8# brown

7/15/19 @ 9:40 AM
88ms3
User since 8/24/15

Well day 1 of salmon a Rama turned out to be a skunk. Beautiful day to be out there though. I dont know how some of you guys do it but pedaling for 4-5 hrs, i was hurting. But i am out of shape and it was my first time out this year. Looks like only one kayaker weighed in a fish on Saturday so im guessing others struggled too. Or maybe didnt bother to weigh in their fish. Hoping to get out again this week to get on the board. Good luck to everyone and stay safe. I went out alone but if anyone's want to buddy up for saftey reasons, PM me. Ive got limited time and days but its always nice to have someone else nearby. 

On a side note, i got my torpedo divers to show up on my fish finder. Moved my transducer from from the front closer to the back. If slow down enough just under 2 mph i can see it faintly. 

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