Thursday, June 30, 2011

Big night fishing!

Paul and I had great night of fishing from 6 to 9:45pm on Wednesday.  It started off with the same lead line getting the first 3 hits (2 in the box).  It was a 15 color lead line with a magnum white wonderbread spoon.  We got the idea, and put a magnum silver wonderbread on a downrigger and then that took a fish.  So I looked for any other similar spoons to put out there.  I found a magnum bloody nose with a big black dot and tried that because it was the closest in color/size.  Then that took a fish.  Dipsies and flies were quiet all night. We ended the night 6 for 10, 5 kings and a nice 9 lb steelhead.  We had two double headers before 8 pm.  During one double, a huge king, 15 lbs or so, had its way going through our lines and making big mess - we ended up losing both fish.  We spent most our time in 120 to 130 FOW.  We heard from another boat fishing close to us that at 8:30 they didn't have any hits yet.  Most of the action on my boat was before 8pm.  The water was calm, 67 degrees on the surface, a great sunset, and a refreshing swim after the lines were up.

If you have a Salmon Fishing Report for Lake Michigan please reply to this post. Fish On!


Anonymous said...

nice work Wade thanks for the report heading out in the morning for the first trip of the yr. Skip

Wade Eldean said...

Good luck and feel free to add your report to this blog.

Anonymous said...

Well made it out at about 6:30 this morning with flashes and dark clouds in the distance. Set lines in 100 fow went SW to 120 and a nice 10 lb. king ripped the full core with moonshine flounder pounder lots of marks between 120 and 130 and the storms pushed us off...hope to be out again soon.