Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Kris and I had a nice dinner cruise last night rather than a great fishing trip.  We fished from 5:30 to 8:30pm and didn't have any bites.  We went west from 100 to 205, then back East to 150 before calling it a night.  There were really no marks on the graph.  On the way in, we did see a cluster of boats in 70 to 90 FOW.  I'm going to give that a try on Friday.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Chuck, Kyle, Mark & I fished last night from 6 to 9pm in 180 to 255.  We ended 2 for 3 catching fish in the 240-250 area.  One coho on a green dolphin 70 down and a steelhead on 4 color with the golden carrot (carrot looking gold spoon pictured on last report.  We missed a 2nd steelhead on the same set up as we watch it jump, jump, jump off the hook.  So, we had more guys, more poles, but less fish.  I keep forgetting the net, but I haven't lost one yet at the platform.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

I had a great first trip on Rhino last night (6:30 to 8:30) and got my limit.  My wife backed out last minute, so it was a solo trip.  Earlier in the day, I had read one good report about fish in 190 to 240.  I did just that, fishing heading west from 190 to 240, but without a bite.  Since I was already there, I kept going west and found fish between 240 and 250.  I ended the night 6 for 7, loosing one fish on the slider.  4 were cohos between 1 and 5 lbs, a 5 lb steelhead, and tiny king that got released.  2 came on a slider, probably 30 down.  2 came on a 12 color, and 2 more, including the steelhead on a 3 color.  See the photos for 3 hot lures.  I only fished small spoons.  No magnums, no meat, no flies.  Great night!




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Saturday, April 30, 2016

I fished with TJ from 4:30 to 7:30 on Friday evening.  We went out looking for Coho, found them on the graph, but couldn't get them to bite.  We did end 3 of 5 with 2 little kings and and one coho.  2 or 3 of the bites were on a meat rig.  The Coho came on a slider and a coyote spoon.  We were in the 100 to 140 FOW.  We did hear of Coho being caught around 205 on Red dodger and fly combos.  I just launched my boat yesterday, so I hope to get out there again soon.


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

TJ has a boat on A-dock.  TJ is a good fisherman.  TJ is the Charter Boat Captain of Bending Limits.  Bending limits ran its first Charter of the year yesterday.  Yesterday the boat caught 26 fish.  Good job TJ!

It sounds so simple doesn't it?  Well what a day for bending limits!  They caught a around 15 Lake Trout, several Browns and few Salmon to make this a remarkable trip for this charter group.  The fishing is great so its time to get the boat in and start fishing!




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Sunday, April 17, 2016

The fish are biting and its now warm enough where you don't see your breath when yelling "Fish On!".    There have been a lot of Browns, Lakers, and Coho being caught right now.  I've heard that the beach has been good for browns.  We headed offshore yesterday afternoon and fished from140 to 190 and ended 5 for 6.  We caught 4 nice coho's in the 3 to 5 lb range and a 4 lb laker.  The surface baits didn't have any action and everything came on downriggers 50 - 90 (coho) and the laker near the bottom.  It was sunny and flat.  A great first trip out!

Wade



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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

 Shane and I went out last night one more time before I haul the boat.  We hadn't heard anything, so we just started at 80 feet and headed west.  The boat was having some battery and electrical issues from the start and it wasn't too long before all the electronics and helm controls/panel were out.  Because of this and the nav lights not turning on, we only fished from 4:30 to 6:30.  We ended up with one 6 lb King on a full core and magnum white/pink mirage-like pro king spoon.  It was probably around 100 FOW, but without any instruments its a bit of a guess.  I did hear that the fishing was really good in shallow and near the Saugatuck pier heads.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This is what the great fishing look like for us last night!



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Great Fishing last night!  The Kings were biting and Buzz and I had a ton of fun on TJ's boat fishing in the Steelheaders Tuesday night league!  We left the pier heads at 6 and started pulling lines at 8:30.  In that short amount of time we went 11 for 14 with 7 Kings, 3 Steelhead, and 1 Coho.  We did miss the 2 biggest fish of the night though which would have definitely helped us at the weigh in.  As it was, we took 3rd place for the night as several boats weighed in some nice big Kings.  Everything came on meat or flies in 120 to 150 FOW and copper rods had most of the action.  Straight out of Holland and fish were biting on any trolling direction and we were marking them consistently.


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Monday, August 10, 2015

I fished with TJ/Bending Limits in the Waypoint Classic on Saturday morning.  We started out going for Kings, North of Saugy,95-105 FOW.  After only going 1-4, we moved in a little shallower and put the trout baits on (Spin-n-glows) and started working the bottom.  We took several, but not enough to weigh 12 fish as we needed.   We ended 8 for 15 with 7 Lake Trout.  A lot of kings and steelhead were caught by several boats with the steel head out deeper in the 110 - 140 range.


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Thursday, August 6, 2015

We did catch our 5 fish in the Tuesday night league, but not the way we intended.  With TJ on Bending Limits we set up just North of Holland around 100 FOW and tried for kings with Meat Rigs and Flies.  After a real slow go at with a couple of hits, but no fish, we moved in a little shallower around 90 FOW to target Lake Trout with spin-n-glows and try to fill the cooler.  The Lake trout were biting and it wasn't long until we had 4 Lake Trout and 1 king in the box.  We ended 5 of 9.

What was real awesome was the 28.5 lb King that another boat landed and had at the weigh-in.  What a big fish!  Lots of Kings were caught on Tuesday night, so they are starting to be caught with more regularity.
 
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Monday, August 3, 2015

The Big Red Tournament was a lot of fun but once again the fishing, for the most part didn't go our way. Team Rhino (Mark, Marc, Wade, Paul, and Tony) was in right in the middle of the pack after day 1 when we caught 3 smaller steelhead and a 12 lb king.  The action was on 4 different poles: 3 lead lines with spoons and one downrigger with a meat rig and we ended 4-6 with the action coming in 70-85 FOW.  Day 2 was another story where the fishing was more difficult because of the wind and waves and the fish didn't seem to be biting.  We only caught 1 steelhead and couldn't get much to happen including marking very many fish and spent our time in the 70 to 120 foot range until the tournament was cancelled an hour early because of big waves.

On Friday I went out and practiced fished with Capt. TJ on Bending Limits.  We had a difficult time targeting kings in the first couple hours so we went back to targeting Lake trout and before noon we had 10 Lakers, 2 Kings, and a Steelhead.  Our biggest fish was a 15 lb king that we caught after snagging somebody's copper that had broken off.  After reeling in the copper, TJ then hand-lined in the second copper to find a freshly broken off King.  Bending Limits and a few other of the Pro boats finished in the top 10 in the Big Red and it was definitely due to their ability to target Lake Trout and fill up the cooler.




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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

 I fished with Capt. TJ in the Tuesday Night Steelheaders League.  We ended 4-6.  We mostly targeted Lake Trout, but they had moved out of TJ's normal hunting grounds so the action was slow and we couldn't get the 5 fish that we needed for the weigh in.  We ended up trying for kings in the last hour and picked up a nice 14lb king around 95 FOW but that was it after the 3 Lakers we took earlier around the same depth.  For the night, we were 4th in the league for the Biggest Box and probably 3rd for the Biggest fish.  I thing the biggest fish went to a 16 lb Lake Trout.  Most boats struggled only catching 2 to 4 fish.



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Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunday Morning:  3 for 4.  Slow action overall.  South wind pushed warmer water into the east bank.  Laker and Steelie hit in 150-160 FOW.  Coho (surprise) came on lead with meat and a large paddle on the business end in 115 FOW.  Fished close to Saugatuck.  Did notice a scum line about 110 FOW but no notable action.  Small flies and biting flies - it was very buggy out there today.

Capt Dick
Fin Warrior

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

From Captain Rich on Fin Warrior - Fishing 90 - 110, Picked up two steelhead last night. One on a dark colored J-plug I painted myself out on a full core and the other on a Dipsey 40' down with Monkey Puke on the business end.  Ran meat but no takers.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Great weather last night, so the Tuesday Night Steelheaders went on as planned.  I fished with Capt. TJ on Bending Limits and we targeted Lake trout and went 9 for 12 fishing in 80-90 FOW down by Saugatuck.  At the end of the night we switched things up and tried for kings, but without any luck.  At the weigh-in, our top 5 fish came in at just over 50 lbs which was second place for the night, while the top boat had a 60 lb box and the biggest fish caught was a 14 lb king.



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Friday, July 17, 2015

Tony, Paul and I fished from 6:30 to 9:30 last night and ended 2 for 4 with a 8 lb steelhead that came on a 3 color on a reg. size  green/white pro-king with an orange back.  The other fish was a 13 lb king that came on a green fly and spin-doctor with spots on dypsy.  We had a real big king get away as well.  The best action was on on a NE troll 85 - 95 FOW.

Lots of steelhead have been caught off the pier in the last few days.


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

My Son Ryan was home for a a couple days so I took him out fishing last night. We caught an 8 lb Lake Trout and two King Salmon of 5 and 12 lbs.   We had the action around 95 to 110 FOW and the trout and one king came on a full core with a magnum white and green spoon with 5 big spots.  The other king came on the same old green/pearl fish catcher and orange mirage fly that has been working so well for me this year.  We didn't have any meat out last night and only fished from 7 to 9:30pm.

I'll be giving it another try tonight provided we don't get too wet...

The sunset was pretty great!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This report is from the Fishing Pols:  Went out Saturday PM and washed lures for several hours before boating a nice big king that pushed 15lbs in 110 FOW.  Didn't try for any Lakers so I can't comment on the Laker fishing.  Ran spoons, plugs, meat and flies mostly in the white/blue/green combinations.  Very few marks on screen.   Capt. Jim


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Friday, July 10, 2015

Thursday night

Shane and fished from tunnel park north to about a mile south of port sheldon and back. We ended 1 for 6 with a small king on a meet rig 60 down.  We had a 10+ lb steelhead on full core put on a big aerial show before it spit the hook. A purple and black pro king magnum on full core took 4 hits.  Its too bad we couldn't keep the fish on the line.  Most action was around 120.


Thank you,
Wade

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