Fished the same area as the previous two days with Chris. Once again we found great fishing in the area. Finished up with another 20+ Smallmouth Bass, 4/5 on Walleyes; along with a mixed bag of Perch, Rock Bass and some junk. Chris landed the whopper of the day and Outcast record 7 lb. Smallmouth Bass. Program remained the same as the previous two days.
Fished the east side for Smallmouth Bass with Tom and Casey. The winds from the previous day had let up which made for great fishing. We managed steady action most of the morning with the highlight being a quadruple, they managed to land 3 of the 4. Finished the day losing count and bringing 20+ Smallmouth Bass, 2 Walleyes, numerous rock bass and some junk over the stern. The fish averaged in the 3.5 - 4.5 lb. range with Casey landing a 6 lber as the biggest for the day. Program consisted of RR 600's off of the boards trolled 1.9 - 2.2 mph. Best colors: Glowby; Brown Perch BN
Ran out to the east side Saturday afternoon at 1:pm to check a couple spots for a Sunday Smallmouth Bass trip. Went 7 for 9 on Smallmouth Bass, with a bonus 27" walleye in the mix. Called it a day at 4:pm as a nasty NW wind and 4 - 6' waves made for a long ride back to the marina. Program consisted of RR 600's off of the boards.
Fished late morning to early afternoon, Northwest of Northeast Marina, with John. Headed out with plenty of sun, light winds and calm lake conditions that lasted for most of the day before building to 2 -3'ers out of the Northwest. Managed to go 14 for 17 on Lake Trout, losing the three on the way in, with plenty more knock offs along the way. Program consisted of downriggers near the bottom, inside wire divers 80 - 100 back and outside braid divers 120 - 140 back, all with spoons and dodger/spin n glos. Trolling speed: 1.9 - 2.2; Best colors: MS - UV green tuxedo; Green/chart dodger w/ green/silver spin n glo
Headed out Saturday morning with Jeremy and Dan in windy/rough lake conditions. Got to the mark and put the lines into the water. The last line went in "Fish On", a nice laker came over the stern. As I started to put the line back into the water, the crew decided to head in. The steady 4 - 6 footers had taken their toll and both had succumbed to a bad case of the Lake Erie flu.
Fished late morning to mid afternoon at same area as the previous day, with Ron. Finished the day 6 for 8 on Lake Trout with the biggest being 13.5 lbs. Program consisted of spoons off of downriggers, divers and 7 LC off of the boards. Best colors of the day: MS - Circus Frog Freak, DW SS - VQ blue alewife, Trolling speed: 1.9 - 2.2
Headed out for the first Lake Trout trip of the year. Fished late morning to early afternoon NW of Northeast Marina with Jake. With just the two of us we decided to keep it simple and ran just a four downrigger program of spoons and dodgers/Spin N Glo's. At the end of the day we decided to send out a 7 LC which took the last fish. We finished 13 for 14 with all of the fish being around 12 lbs. NE/SW troll at 1.9 - 2.2 with best colors being: MS scorpion - Frog Circus Freak; dodger/spin n glo in green/chartruese