Nice conditions Thursday AM on the big lake for this old arthritic neck only a chop to cruise over. Surface temp was 68.5 in 120ft. and down 100ft. about 60 and I heard maybe 58-59 down 100ft. in 180ft. but that was probably about as cold as you might find inside of 200ft.. Not jumping in the boat but they haven't done that for me all Season. Today 3 hits and they all held a small laker bleeding and legal so kept it and will cut it in half and smoke it up with some other fish. Then a nice King and bow all three fish hit my side riggers set 96ft. and 106ft. on counters. I was surprised that the small laker had enough gusto to drip my black release. Old school 11 inch flasher with howie lbb fly worked. I kept things a bit slower because of the warm water and maybe that worked I'm not sure. I didn't get deeper than 135ft.. No bait in the stomachs and spiny water fleas were STILL minimal so mono riggers were still fishable. Good Luck.
Anybody know the top weights for Two Rivers Kiwanis Derby last weekend?
66° - 70° F
66° - 70° F
5 am till noon. 2 for 2. One bow one king. Both on downrigger. King at 75 feet down. Bow 85 down. Right where the temp hit 50 degrees. 68 degrees on surface. Both on Pro King blue/green/chrome flasher aqua fly. Only marked about 15 fish and no bait balls. King in 155 and bow 170 fow North of Two Rivers.
No worries fishinteach.
I have my locator dialed in...shows thermoclines, side imaging, etc. I'd rather have a fish hawk than my locator...my 2 cents.
Cohoho, I was being sarcastic. Let's just say, "if you only knew".
Fish Repellent, electronics are only so good....IF a person knows how to use them. A graph will tell a person sooo much more, if it is adjusted properly. A Fish Hawk should just confirm what a graph shows and how a person "reads" their rods. They do help get dialed in, but it should be dialed in to what a person is doing. Get confident in fishing without a Fish Hawk because you never know when a probe will be lost or batteries will die.
Cohoho - same here! I don’t get it, but until I find replacements, I keep trying! Message me and maybe we can solve some things.
Fishing this lake is too addictive and I’ll sleep when I’m dead. I can’t seem to get any of my buddies up early anymore though. Maybe hangovers are harder now??? So I guess I’ll fish afternoon into night or by myself.
The more I learn, the more questions I seem to have. Now that I have a Fishhawk and have more info at the ball, it appears I have been doing everything wrong for years...however, I seemed to always have success back then.
- What I mean is that in order to get around 2.5 mph at the ball, I now need the boat to be moving anywhere from 1.5 - 3.5+. (used to just set the boat at 2.5 on the finder...)
- I used to wait until I would see fish or bait and set up in that area. Now I'm looking for the "magic 50 degree water" (almost impossible in the shallows it seems) and don't ever mark fish or bait there. I do seem to catch fish when and where I mark them, but that never seems to be the magic areas.
- Am I being too picky?
- Is the temp more important out in deeper water (over 150? Over 250?)
- Past years it seems there was a lot more activity in 250 fow or more. This year, seems everyone is reporting less than 140/150'...is that true? If so, why? Is anyone still venturing out deep?
Thanks in advance.
Cohoho, salmon don't bite at night. Stay in bed and sleep. LOL