Finally fishing! This is the latest start we’ve ever had. The cold weather and marginal fishing slowed us down. We took our shake down cruise today. There have been some Brown Trout hitting in the shallow water south of Ludington and reports of a few Kings being caught near Pentwater, but we decided to go north and try for Kings. We set up just off the bank in 120 fow and put it on a NW troll. The surface temp was 43 degrees and our Fish Hawk probe on the chute rigger down 110 was 39.9. We trolled for about an hour with no hits. Our first hit came in 230 fow. We took a bite on high wire diver out 300 ft. with a 10″ Dark Green Blade Spin Doctor with Blue Bubble tape on one side and Slick glow tape on the other ( Kevin’s Girlfriend) trailed by a Big Water Tackle Green Mile Meat rig and a Erie Dearie Premium Strip. We missed that one. That combo was our hot one. It went four times, taking two Kings. We hit a big King 150 ft down on an out down with a pair of Fuzzy Bear Frozen Veggies, a mag on the bottom & a regular stacked 10 ft. above it. The King hit the mag. We fought it for a while before it came off. We finally landed one on a low wire out 225 with a 10″ Dark Green Blade White Crush Spin Doctor /Moo Moo Meat Rig. That combo also took a nice Brown Trout. We caught a small Coho on a 10 color core on a Yeck Lighting spoon. The action was slow. We had had 9 bites, 7 of them were on 10″ Spin Doctors and meat rigs. Our fish came between the 03′s & 05′s in 190 to 230 fow. We got out as deep as 350, but had no hits out there. We marked quite a few fish in the deep water, but they weren’t too active. Our biggest fish was just shy of 19 lbs. We are thinking the fishing is going to improve with the upcoming warmer weather.
May 18, 2013 By
October 22, 2012 By
Our 2012 fishing season has ended and we are currently accepting bookings for the 2013 season. A big Thank You to all our fishing friends who helped make our season a success. See you next spring.