I agree please post even if you dont give specific info. I live vicariously thru those that post pictures and info. I havent been able to get out since last year. Picture of 35lber. Thanks to those that post....
Lake Michigan, Sheboygan
I was out Tuesday solo and went 4 for 5. I only kept one fish, 3 were shakers. I lost a really big King that left me only the spoon and split ring, broke the treble some how. I got it close to the boat and it ran 400 feet on the line counter. Then it was gone. As always I was in the wrong depth to start. I went to 80 FOW and found 40 to 50 is where I should of been. It changes all the time and I wish guys would share at least where to start. It’s a big Lake??
Looking for a starting depth for tomorrow morning if anyone was out this weekend please give me a shout. Also how deep should I fish. Is the warm water still in close? Any help would be greatly appreciated
Historically they are not staging yet. Week before labor day should start the staging with labor day weekend or the week after becoming very good in shore fishing.
What everyone saw was very cold water which brought them in. This can happen in june if the water temps are good.
Will the staging kings move out now that the water has warmed in shallow. Or will they stay in the warmer waters.
please tell me how many entrants
how many boats entered
how many fish regestered thank you
Miggle, I use a silver hammered Daredevil about 20-24” behind a smaller dodger almost every time I go out. It’s my go to rig. I usually run it closer to the downrigger ball, about 10’ than I do my barefoot spoons.
71° - 75° F
Went 3 for 3 this AM from 6-9AM solo. 50-95 FOW. Marked huge bait balls in 50 FOW off the power plant. One fish on each rod, all with spoons. Rigger, wire dipsy and LC off board. Started getting pretty bouncy by 9AM.
8-10-19 / AM report - We started in 60 fow before sun up, the boat traffic was the heaviest I have seen this year with the tournament going. We had only 1 king for the first few passes and decided to go find some clean water. We pulled and reset in 270 and put a slide diver out at 45 with a UV orange spoon and it took off within seconds. It was a rainbow that threw the spoon on the third jump. We slowly picked away at them going 7 for 11 with two throw backs ( small king & rainbow ) We went as far as 499 with 375 to 415 being the best water. The program was pretty standard, leadcore on boards, high slide diver and riggers with spoons, anything deeper than 40 down was dead along with any F/F combos we tried.
8-11-19 / PM report - With the pressure off we tried the shallow bite again, 50 to 85 fow. We fished about 6 hours and went 5 for 7 with 2 small shakers going back. The spoon bite was 100% even with plugs and F/F combos in the mix all evening. The colors were assorted but glow and/or UV glow worked. The trip came down to a flurry that was about 45 minutes and a half hour prior to dark, no luck at dark or later. We went to the cleaning station to see six fisherman in a row with one fish each....however they were all 3 or 4 yr old healthy kings. Get the net !!!