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ZachEno

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  1. Fished north of the harbor but not quite up to Fort Sheldon.  Finished 9 for 10 from about 6:30 to 11:30am in one of the better trips in some time.  The action came in about 150FOW and I ultimately never worked much outside that zone trolling North and South most of the trip.  I could not get much of anything to hit early morning under the cloud cover.  Once the sun broke and swapping out UV lures for early morning glow and dark spoons, things picked up.  The one Spin Doctor / fly did nothing and I pulled it early to go with all spoons.  Also, J-plug on SWR had no takers and was pulled early.  Blue spoons were dominant for kings but most were in the 5lb range and released.  I kept one 10lb king and another that I could not unbutton off the back of the boat.  Green UV spoons took the rest other than the Coho (tonight's dinner) that came on Orange Crush.  The SH that kept jumping on the SB long line while the Coho was brought in on the Port long line was eventually landed with one barb left in its mouth that about fell out.  I will take fish luck when I can it and added my good fortune to the fish box.
    Inspired by Mega Byte, I did my best to take notes during the trip on my yellow pad and loaded the data in the table below.  Dipsey bait depths came off of Smart Troll probes.  SWR was +10' on top of the Smart Troll reading.  Big marks again between 120' to 150'.  I assume these are LT but will have to put a line down there next trip to see what is down there.  Hope to build a log sheet over the next few days to improve my reporting.
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    Thanks for the detailed report! Awesome job on the fish.


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    • Coho 7 for 8; in 20-30’ between Deerlick Creek and Palisades Plant; fire tiger and green/yellow body baits; half on 1C and half on high lines back 60’ on inlines.
      Speed 2-2.5; all hits trolling south into SE waves.
      Nice day on Big Blue.

    Nice work Dan. We went 5-6 in that same water on Sunday, all but 1 hit on Thin Fins in the same colors and high lines, the other hit came on a three color with a copper colored body bait.


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  2. First troll of the year was good for us. Set up in 20 FOW and went on a south troll. We ran thin fins on boards staggered with 50 to 80 ft leads.  Stinger orange spoons on divers out 15 ft. Fast action we trolled less than a mile and had 11, turned around and got our 20 in another half mile. Got into 7-8 fow, shallow was good. Good luck!
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    Hell of a nice job! Thanks for the report!


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  3. Fished with Tom from Water Dog mid-day.  Set lines close to 2:00 somewhere around 140FOW, 4 riggers, 2 wire divers, no long lines.  Outer riggers set with blue silver J-plug & spotted green spinny / proctologist fly 115' down.  Inner riggers, SW tipped with wonderbread Brad's cut plug & herring oil down 140' and light line rod with mag frozen seagull down 125'.  Mag dipsy with blue holographic spinny / blue bubble fly out 200' and std. dipsey + mag ring out 210' with spoons, stopped the rotation at std. size frozen seagull.  The probe down 115' was still at 63 degrees so we pushed out to deeper water.  Just past 200FOW we got action.  Mag frozen seagull on light line took a big laker that stayed down forcing us to clear lines on the SB side to bring it in the boat.  There was a steelhead jumping out of the water behind the LT we were pulling in that we eventually figured out was on the SW rig.  Boated that and two more SH came immediately on the J-plug and the blue bubble fly.  At that time we had zero lines in the water and were in 235FOW.  Got everything back down, turned around and the two dipseys took back to back kings under 10#.  Coming back into about 195FOW the blue bubble fly on the dipsey got hit again with another SH.  After about an hour and a half of non-stop action it all came to a halt.  Pulled lines near 6:00 and came in.  Went 7 for 7 with 1 LT, 4 SH and 2 kings.  5 of the 6 rods took fish.  No big kings this trip but plenty of fun!
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    Sounds like a blast! Nice work and thank you for the great report!


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  4. Didn't find much inside last night so we decided to work deep. We fished a 6 rod spread 180 to 280 FOW West of the pier and North where there is some deep water structure. Ran some steelhead and king setups. Tried all troll directions.
     
    There is some warmer water out there. We fished the cold water on the E side, worked though the warm water and worked the cold on the deep side.
     
    Never marked any bait. Marked 2 fish on bottom at 200'. We only had lines down for 3 hours as my fishing buddy decided to go bale hay instead of trying inside. We didn't target trout. So I guess with this trip I can only tell you where not to go.
     
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    Thanks for the report. These are very valuable reports as well.


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  5. Motor wouldn’t start at the dock so my plans were partially ruined.  So I thought.  Used the kicker to get out to 60 fow.  Fished north and then south between 60 and 70.  Lots of bait.  Lots of marks.  Cold water (55 degrees down 50).
    Got a 20 lb king on a spin doctor out 120 on a high diver.
    Got a 5 lb lake trout on a meat rig out 95 on a low diver.  Fished for about 2 hours.

    At least you were rewarded for your efforts. Nice work!


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  6. Motor wouldn’t start at the dock so my plans were partially ruined.  So I thought.  Used the kicker to get out to 60 fow.  Fished north and then south between 60 and 70.  Lots of bait.  Lots of marks.  Cold water (55 degrees down 50).
    Got a 20 lb king on a spin doctor out 120 on a high diver.
    Got a 5 lb lake trout on a meat rig out 95 on a low diver.  Fished for about 2 hours.

    At least you were rewarded for your efforts. Nice work!


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  7. Fishoak, I think that was us this morning by you. We hooked into a 24lb king in 115 on a Musselhead Tackle meatrig Emerald Shiner in color with a Kevin’s Mistress Spin Dr on a 300’ copper. I had barely set the road out, put it in the holder and the fish hit. You gotta love that! We had a lot of hits without hookups this morning as well. Maybe cohos slapping at our lures? All hits came on flasher/flies and meatrig this morning. No hits on spoons or our riggers.


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