Fishing Reports


The information contained in this report is good for about 30 minutes, then it'll blow up. The storm early this week that was followed by some decent north and east winds really shook things up. Wednesday found fish scattered all over from the pier head out to 300 feet of water. We did very well in the 155 - 195 foot range and caught our fish from 55 to 165 foot down. The deep rigger went 4 times with the Trash Can and Spin-n-glo rig taking 3 nice trout and a king around 15 lbs. The 450' copper is still going strong with a green and double pearl glo tape pattern Spin Dr. dragging a Pickled Sunshine Action Fly. Blue and Green Dolphins in the standard size Dreamweaver spoons have been steady producers on the higher downrigger rods, Dipsey Diver rigs and 150' to 300' copper rods. While we were having fun in deeper water though, a couple people that were paying attention to the surface temperature when they left the channel saw temps in the 50's and stayed right there and hammered on an active school of kings with Jager Bombs and other spoons featuring some orange on them. Fish were hitting from top to bottom in the 30 - 50 foot of water range. The temperature is still right for these fish to remain active but the school seems to have left as the action slowed down rather dramatically in the shallow water. The good news is that the 130 - 165 foot depths are still holding decent numbers of fish. At least up until 20 minutes ago....after that??????? One last note that I should include. THE FLIES ARE BITING. If you can pick your times, go early in the am or late in the pm and avoid the worst of the heat and attacking flies between the hours of 9 am and 7 pm.

In other news, I'm having walleye for lunch as not all of the fish have headed up stream yet. My angling addicted son brought home a couple of nice fish the other day with one nice walleye measuring 22 inches. A chunk of crawler and 1/8 oz jig head is still working well and there are a lot of sheep head around to keep you occupied between walleye bites. The high temps this weekend probably won't make the inland fishing improve but why not relax on the water, or in it, as there really isn't any better place to be.

Good luck and stay cool,

Matt Whitney


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