Fished this morning and Had lines set before day break around 200’ 3 bites on riggers with spoons down 80-100 Boated 2 Kings and lost one at the boat all before or at sunrise. Other than that it was pretty slow for us. A couple shakers here and there.
Port Washington (Lake Michigan), Ozaukee County
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Friday morning fished 120 to 260 and back 50 to 100 down flasher flys.
appreciate the report and detail!!!
Battled the waves the last 3 mornings with the boys from North Carolina, got them on some fish with this morning being the calmest and the most fish. Had 6 Wednesday, 7 Thursday, and 9 this morning. Water has warmed up alot and pushed fish down and out. Fished this morning from 125 to 350. Had bites from 55 down to 95 down. All flasher and flys.
66° - 70° F
71° - 75° F
fishing report from the weekend. overall much slower than last weekend. Friday night from 5 to 8, 1/2 with one 8 pound king on rigger, lost another one on wire. 5 small shakers as well, was kind of a pain keeping lines clear. Saturday morning 4:30 to 12, 2/3 and tons of small shakers. one king at sunrise on wire and another king 2 hours later after going south. again, pain keeping lines clear of shakers. Sunday 6/7 with no hits early, picked up lines and went deep, 2 rainbows on wire with FF, 2 lakers on 10 color and 2 small cohos. marked very little all weekend.
I left a blue dry bag at the cleaning station Saturday morning. Hoping to catch some luck with someone knowing it's wearabouts!
I was sorting through shakers too and kept 3 badly hooked fish on Friday. Upon closer inspection one of those was actually an adult male Pink salmon. My first from Lake Michigan
So maybe take a good hard look at those shakers to identify what you have.
61° - 65° F
71° - 75° F
Fished solo last night from 4:30 - 10:30. Trolled straight east from the harbor. Started in 60 FOW and trolled out to 140. Going basically in circles and zig zags in that water depth east then west and so on. Went 8 for 11. All Coho and one King. Coho were mostly dink’s. Kept one that was 13”. Had a 6 or 7lb King hit just before I reeled up for the night. 6 of the Coho came on the downrigger. 30’ down and 30’ off the ball. Jager Copper Stinger spoon. Between 7 and 9pm I couldn’t hardly keep it in the water. One Coho was on a Flasher/Peanut Fly combo on the other rigger. 35’ down and 24’ off the ball. King came on a #1 Fire Dipsey at 3 Starboard side 94’ LOC with a silver spoon with a green stripe down the side.
Fished solo again this morning. Started at 4am and was limited out on Coho by 9 am. Went 5-6. Fished the same area. Coho were a bit bigger this morning but all were 13”-15”. All came on same downrigger setup as last night. Changed the other two baits a bunch and didn’t even get a drive by.
Water temps were between 64 and 65.7.
Fun solo trip. Glad I got into some. Would have liked some bigger Coho, but these will be good eaters. Good luck out there.
Got out tonight for the last hour of light. All spoons on riggers. Started north in 60 fow. Worked out to 80. Ended the night Picking up 3 shakers