Captain Ron Westrate reports from Saugatuck
This past week produced some unpredictable results with creels of 10 to 16 fish consisting of ¾ salmon one day and then 1 or 2 salmon the next with
the rest mostly lake trout. Warm water continues to dictate the location
and movements of the salmon with most of the fish being caught in 80 to 100
foot of water. Early in the week the water temperature is 70 degrees on
the surface and 70 degrees 100 foot down. By the end of the week the
temperature was 68 degrees down to 70 foot and then dropped to the 50’s and
40’s at 100 foot. The salmon were mainly caught in the warm water 40 foot
to 70 foot down and the lake trout were caught 80 foot to the bottom.
The Chinook Salmon were caught on Ace Hi plugs on 200, 300 and 350 foot of
copper. The best colors were pearl/glow, wonderbread/glow, silver green
back and green/splatter back plugs. We also caught both salmon and lake
trout on blue bubble, mixed veggie and silver flashers with Rapture Oceana
and Oceana Tuli flies. Dipsy divers at 150 and 200 foot with silver,
silver/mountain dew, white/slick glow and silver mountain dew/glow produced with No See Um flies with yellow beads, Oceana flies and Green Hypnotist flies. Once again the majority of the lake trout were taken on Gold Star metal flashers and spin n glos.
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