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  1. went 4 for 6
    deep dipsey out 130 and 120 in 78fow was magic for us tonight 
    cryptonite paddle
    white paddle
    that was basically all we could get em to bite
    no... we did have a beast king smoke a hi-dipsey our 220 with frog spindocter but it broke 40 pound mono leader and left with the fly on a big run
    trolling direction didn't matter
    our biggest fish of the evening was a 27 pound male
    gonna give it a try again in the morning 
    hope cold water keeps moving up in column and can get action on 5 and 10 colors
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    Looks like you had a great time. I hope to get out soon!

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  2. Made a trip out of Saugatuck yesterday after noon. Set lines at 5 pm and fished until 8:30 pm.
    Started in 140 and worked out to 210 basically straight out and ended up 3 miles north. north west troll was best 2.9 to 3.1 mph
    first Hit came on the rigger 81 down on #5 mongoose J plug  8 lb king 154 fow 30 ft behind the ball. 
    second hit came on wire dipsey with 10 pro troll white paddle and Canadian Ketchup yogurt fly set at 2 190 out. 5 lb Lake trout. 180 fow, wonder bread dipsey. 
    third hid came on the rigger again same set up as the first J plug. big rip had him on for about 30 seconds and came off. guessing big king 188 fow
    4th hit came on Half core. bloody nose streak. 195 fow water. Steelhead around 10 lbs. 
    got out to 210 and circled back in for another hour and no more hits. hit the dock at 9pm


    Great report. Sounds like we may start seeing more kings in the cooler soon.
    I can’t wait.
    Clyde
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  3. I run a Lund 1750 rebel with the same sport track. My advice is to look into a track system such as Cisco or traxstech. I ran traxstech tracks and vert tree last year, and just bought berts ratecheting holders this winter for my dipsys. I run my riggers, which are walkers, off my tracks in a traxstech swivel base. The nice part of the track system is I can move things around to suit my needs. Also, adding new holders doesn’t require the purchase of new bases. My first season for salmon was last year and I learned a lot. Mainly, dipsy rods put a ton of strain on the trees. I did a lot of research prior to setting up my rig and what I found was most people prefer to run a track vs mounting directly to the sport track itself. Hope this helps and good luck.  


    I have a Lund with all Big Jon rod holders and 1 tree. They all work marvelously. I am glad the tracks work well for some. I love my rod holders. And I advise to get the big Jon net holder too for your Lund.
    Good luck rigging and tight lines.
    Clyde
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  4. Thanks for the report. We fished Port Sheldon 6/4 from 6am to 11am am and experienced the same conditions including both the surprise 2 footers and the thick boat traffic. We started north in 155 and got our only keeper coho on the starboard rigger on the slider down 60 with a standard wonderbread. We caught 2 shakers on the 5 color and lost 1 nice king on it. It had a standard bloody nose on it.
    We went back out from 11:30-2:30. The lake had calmed down to nothing. And we out as far as 220 without another bite.

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  5. The water column is still cold. Generally people have been catching cohos in the top 40 from 110 out to around 200 feet of water and kings last weekend were in the top 60 around 230 feet of water.
    Good luck and tight lines. I may be out of Port Sheldon Saturday. Give me a shout.
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  6. Hi Dan
    We decided to go out of Port Sheldon yesterday. We went 7 for 8 with 2 nice Kings and 5 cohos. Fish were caught in 30-40 fow on everything but riggers. That included green jeans on a dipsey, netminder spin dr and free hypnotist on a dipsey, 2 on 3 color with Yeagar bomb, one on a red and gold thinfin.
    We got pretty wet but had a great morning.


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  7. Got blown off lake; pulled lines 12:30. Noaa, windfinder, iwindsurf, etc all lied. 2-3s were actually 2-4s which would have been fine; instead of dropping down to 1-3s built up to 4-6s. NW wind instead of NE predicted.
    1 coho couple miles south of pier in 35’on 2C on bk/wh alewife. 8 lines out, no other hits.


    I will be out later this morning Dan. Happy to share info with you.

    Clyde
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  8. 3 for 3 today fishing in and around the dirty river water. We got a laker on a Brads thinfin on a 3 color in 35 fow. And 2 coho pulling lines. One was on a copper thinfin and the other on a jaegar bomb spoon, both around 30 fow.

    Got tired of the wind and the waves or we’d sill be out there.

     

    Clyde

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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.


    Thanks Dan.
    I hope to get out soon.
    Clyde
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  9. Fyi... The DNR has pulled 2 of the ramps and closed off the big parking lot across the street from the launch site. I suspect they pulled 2 of the ramps out of PS also, but I haven't verified it. The big lake has all cold water now. The last blast from the rain and wind storms did the job.
     
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    Of course, now that we might actually catch some fish. Well, April is coming I guess.
    Thanks for the info.
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    Clyde


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