After hearing reports of bait and fish on the Bank north of Ludington we decided to try it up there this morning. We ran to 01:50 and set up in 100 fow. The graph was pretty clean. We marked a few small schools of bait on the bottom, but the bait & fish that were there yesterday were gone. We got all our rods set and didn’t have a bite until we got to the 03′s. We almost pulled off the Bank and headed for deep water when a 12 color took a hit. It zipped out some line and was gone. Our 11″ White Crush Dreamweaver Paddle/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly set at 90′ on the chute rigger went and we were hooked up with a nice King, the one pictured left. Just as we boated that King an out down set at 55 with a pair of Sportsman SS spoons fired. It turned out to be a good size Steelhead that took the free slider. We took it up to the 04′s before we turned back south. We talked to a couple other boats that were out deep and they didn’t have any better action than we did so we decided to work between the 03′s & 04′s on and off the Bank. The action was never hot, but we hit one triple and boated two out of three, 1 King & 1 Steelhead. A Glow Bloody Nose spoon on a 5 color core went 3 times taking 2 Kings and a Steelhead. A 3 color core core with a Dreamweaver SS Steelie Stomper took a good King . The Paddle on the chute rigger went 4 times. We only had one wire diver bite, a 10 Atomic Spin Doctor/Green Death Big Water Meat Rig out 160 took a King. Our 12 color core went twice. The surface temp was 52 and 40 down 90 feet. Our best speed was 2.3 at the ball on the Fish Hawk probe.
5-23-12 Fishing Report
May 23, 2012 By