Lake Michigan Fishing Reports
Started out a little south of Ludington pier heads in 60' and trolled southwest away from the mob of boats. Caught a few right away on a double glow plug down 70' and the center downrigger at 90' with a double glow black spin doctor and moo moo big water meat rig. Later fish came on dipsey divers with dark green 10" spin doctors and green mile meat rigs way out and down deep.
Set up by the weather bouy or a little North of Ludington pier heads in 80' of water and trolled southwest out to 200' and back northeast in and out all morning. Fish didn't bite early, just picked at them throughout the morning. Best was a blue glow spoon on a 225' copper and a black 10" glow on glow dreamweaver spin doctor pulling a moo moo big water meat rig on the center downrigger down 90'.
Fished up North from Ludington. Set up in 140' and trolled North 7 miles then turned back south tell trip completed. High dipsey divers out 150' and 180' with blue bubble and mtn dew spin doctors with blue moo and moo big water meat rigs were best. Also productive were all glow j plugs and blue dolphins stacked first light.
This afternoon was a little slower than yesterday but still not bad fishing. Set up in front of epworth or the Lincoln river and fished East and West from 80' out to 150'. Coppers in 300' and 225' with big water meat Riggs have been best. Can't get any moonshine lures to go in two weeks but the fuzzy bear lures have produced fish.
Salmon and trout action was starting to improve. The better fishing was the top 60 feet of waters 90 to 180 feet deep when using green meat rigs and flies or glow plugs. Pier anglers caught a few chinook or brown trout on glow spoons.
Afternoon fishing has been much better in all then mornings because very little boat traffic. Set up a little North of Ludington pier heads and trolled North tell ran into all the boats who only know to go from bath house to point. Best baits were riggers Down 60 and 70 with fuzzy bear blue and green dolphin spoons. Also big water meat rigs behind dreamweaver spin doctors on dipsey divers were good during the daytime tough fishing. Again your best bet is troll AWAY from the boats.
More and more king salmon have continued to trickle in and our piles of salmon in select hot spots have grown. Again the all glow J-plugs and grey ghost j-plugs have been productive out front of Ludington harbor. I have been fishing just outside the mass of boats in 60-90' and will continue to move out as needed.
Fishing was tough. Some found trout and salmon in the top 80 feet of waters up to 160 feet deep when trolling spoons and glow plugs or green and blue meat rigs or flies. No salmon off the piers.
Fishing has been very tough with the normal early summer lul accruing now, late summer because of this years long and cold winter. Some of the big salmon are trickling in but the big mass of them are still scattered about throughout the lake. Fished this day and for the last week just outside the Ludington harbor in 30-50'. The morning bite consisted of :-plugs on short cores when able to run them because of overwhelming boat traffic. Meat rigs also on all four dipsey divers have occasionally taken fish.
Fishing had been quite good. The full moon and east winds though the last couple of days has made the fish hard to get to bite and the water extremely cold. I have been fishing out front of Ludington in 30-60' of water and have some successes but not a lot of numbers of fish. The fish we are catching though are large in the 17-25# range. I have been running big water meat rigs and dreamweaver spin doctors on my divers out 60' on highs and 40-50' on the low wire divers. In the mornings i have taken a few fish on my out and down downriggers as well with double glow j plugs made by Luhr Jensen. Don't expect big numbers of fish though with the average catch being only 3-7fish but, they are big fish. Getting a new phone set up now and will stay up with reports now. Good fishing.
fishing continues with great fishing and even better fishermen!!! Today Owen and Jack battled many large Kings and came out with great stories and even better pictures aboard the Lie-A-Lot. The boat traffic was horrible but I was able to run way North and outside the swarm. Big Water Meat rigs continue to dominate behind Dreamweaver spindoctors. J-plugs by Dreamweaver in Natural Glow as well as a Yellowtail glow spoon went early but after that it was all meat rigs.
Anglers found trout and salmon in 70 to 160 feet. Out deeper, try the top 80 feet with green or blue spoons and purple or blue meat rigs. Pier anglers said the perch action was slow.
Ran straight out and trolled North around the weather bouy fishing east-west after morning bite. This would not have been possible had I been fished in the mob of boats!!!! Again plugs on 5color and downrigger early were good with meat active during day. Big water meat continues its dominance!
The boat traffic is RIDICULOUS, try staying away from the other guy. There are a lot of fish straight out, south, and North of Ludington. I ran in front of manistee this day and trolled back towards Big Point Sauble. Best was J-Plugs on downrigger down 40, on 5 color as well as big water meat rigs behind Dreamweaver spin doctors.
Set up straight out of Ludington in 60' and trolled west out to 180'. Worked a temperature break in 160' - 180'. Best were 1, 3 and 5 color leadcores with yeck fireball and double orange crush. Also productive was 300' copper with meat rigs by big water tackle.