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  1. Solo trip. Started in 80 with the colder water. Was not marking anything, worked out to 120, only marking fish on the very bottom between 80 and 120. At the time, water was 54' around 30 feet, and was in the upper 40's once hitting about 60'. In 120-130 (south), marked a good number of fish in 60' to 80' range. In this water, took an 8# king, a5#l laker, and had a few other hits (but nobody home) - all on white spin doctors or paddles both with blue flies - all hits were 65 to 70 down on the riggers in that cold water. Was also rotating my 3rd rod as a 3 color, 5 color or 7 color - but had no hits up higher.
  2. All on riggers around the 50 degree temp break. One hit on braid diver that I lost shortly after the hit. No hits on the sliders today.
  3. Lucky solo trip this morning, Ended 5 for 8. Fish west and south west. 4# steely (released), 16 and 23 lb King all on white with black dots ace high plugs early in the morning. 11# coho on green spin Doctor Green fly. 7# coho on nbk spoon. Lost a big king on moo moo meat rig, and had a couple of other quick lost fish. Worked a lot of water from 80 to 160, bites were spread out.
  4. It has just dawned on me, that now I need to go buy a Yellow Submarine so I can complete this set and further my confusion on the water.
  5. TyeeII - So, I had to flash and take a picture to solve this mystery (attached). I had thought I had two of the same spoons, yet it seems I actually have one "Moonshine", and one "Blue Jackal". The good news is, both took hits today. : ) Thanks.
  6. Hope your boat repair is fast and reasonable. Thanks for the report.
  7. Hosted outing with member Littleboat today. Left dock 6am, fished till 11:30. Fished SW in 180-240. 4# Steel and #8 Steel on Mag moonshine pictured below, and lost one other on this same pattern, 40 and 45 down. 10# Steel and 7# King on green spindoctor / green fly on braid dipsey 80 back. All hits in ~200-210.
  8. 8/2 PM: 1 for 1 Fished solo ~6:30-9:00pm 24.5# King in 140’ FOW South, 46 down–on white spin doctor with blue fly ======================================================================= 8/3 AM: Ed ‘Littleboat’ joined me this morning. 3 for 5 Left dock at 5:30, fished until ~noon. Started North in 110, worked back and forth out to 165 & back to 100, staying north to be away from Holland tournament. Caught ~5# Laker fairly early and soon lost another off same spin doctor that caught the king in the evening, but with green fly, both hits 40 down. Then had a long lull period with little to show until about 11am, when suddenly 3 hits in quick succession in 100-110’. - Steelhead (lost) on 5 color with std NBK spoon. Gave a nice show though. - 8.5# Steelhead on DR, 45 down on mag double orange crush - 6.5# Coho on Dispey 102 back on 2 – white spindoctor NBK colors fly. Lots of boats out today, water was glassy flat.
  9. The Laker looks like a tennis racket. I've not been out for a couple weeks, was hoping the flip might bring good news. Thanks for the reports.
  10. Thanks for inviting me on the trip - very nice boat and setup. I learned a lot of ideas to try out on my boat.
  11. Zach, I was in a green Lund, solo. Nice size king! I did have meat out on a dipsey, no hits on that for me... I think you are right on the coho, the ones I had were small, like 15".
  12. I fished PS also this morning. 90-130', a bit south. I started at 5:00am. 3:3 Two small coho between 6am-6:30am on riggers ~45 down. Blue dolphin - mag, green dolphin - std. Not big enough to net, released both of these. One 14# king in 110' about 7am, 80' down on rigger same std size green dolphin. No other hits, flies got bad earlier today, very active by 9am. I pulled rods at 10am. I did see a guy near me with a fish on ~115, just after I put away the last rod to head in. Water fleas were also bad today...had to pause to clean the line to be able to get the king in. When it gets bad like that I usually start rotating lines in/out about every 30 minutes to try to keep them clean enough not to hang up on fish, but had not noticed they were active this am until too late.
  13. Storm looked a little scary at start, so waited til 7:15 to leave port...Storm was still active at gh, but just cleared PS. Fished in 110 to 130, mostly south. Ended 4 for 5. 4 Kings all about 7#, lost a Laker. 1 on STD blue dolphin 40 rigger, 1 on STD green dolphin 70 rigger, 2 on meat rig dipsey back 200 on#2. Laker was on a mag blue dolphin rigger at 45. Flies were miserable starting around 10am.
  14. I replaced much older Lowrance LCX series finders with Humminbird two Helix 10s, mega side imaging + down imaging (mine are G2N). The side imaging and down imaging don't come into play much for me for lake michigan salmon trolling. They are very helpful though for perch or other species, eg if fishing also a drowned river mouth lake attached to the big lake.
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