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Written By: admin on July 7, 2013 Comments Off

Captain Jim Shutt from Dream-Seaker Charters reports from the UP:

Please print this fish report for the northern Lake Huron area near
Hessel. The fishing around here has steadily increased. There have
been more Atlantic salmon caught this spring than in previous seasons.
White spin doctors with green or white flies have produced well in the
top thirty feet of water, when ran fifty to seventy five behind the
ball. Orange and gold Rapalas, along with perch Rapalas have also done
well with these fish, and the Steel Head trout. Kings are coming in
the eight to twelve pound range on chrome and green, pearl white, and
green with gold back spoons. Nice size Lake Trout have been caught on
meat rigs, along with white and green spoons in one hundred to one
hundred twenty feet of water, within ten to twenty feet of the bottom.
Perch fishing has been slow, but good size perch are being caught on
minnows, and night crawlers. Northern Pike are doing better this season
with many pike in the thirty five inch range caught on large size body
baits in black and gold, and blue and white. Large chubs work as well
when still fishing, and casting the traditional red and white Daredevil.
Remember to use a steel leader for pike, as their teeth are razor
sharp, and will cut your line very quickly.

Report submitted by Captain James C. Shutt, of Dream Seaker Charters.
We are on the web at www.dreamseaker.com or toll free at 888-634-3419

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Written By: admin on August 14, 2010 Comments Off
08-14-2010 Lake Superior

Captain Brian Helminen From Sandpoint Charters reports from Lac La Belle:

Fishing report for Lake Superior fishing in Bete Gris and Stannard Rock out of Lac la Belle with Sand Point Charters, LLC aboard the Fishin Mission.
With the surface water temperatures warming up to the low 70’s almost all accross Lake Superior, all the fish are down deep. There are some thermoclines from anywhere between 50 feet down to the bottom. Fishing in water as deep as 200 feet, there are still a few Coho being caught, but mainly lake trout in the thermos, and at the bottom.
Dypsy divers and planer boards have been un-productive with fish down deep, so downriggers are almost a necessity. Another option that has always worked well is deep sea trolling with a heavty duty rod and 1 to 2 lb weight on a triangle, pulling a herring dodger and fly or “pop corn” spinner.
Catches of lakers in the 1 to 5 lb range have been most common in close, but larger fish in the 10 lb range at Stannard Rock are more normal.
Most spoons have been working well with Silver Streaks with orange, gold and black are most productive. Speeds of 2 to 2.2 for the laker trout and a little faster for Coho and Steelhead have been good. There have not been many Steelhead or King Salmon caughrt lately though. Kings are few and far between.
Many of us are looking forward to fall fishing for lake trout as the water cools and they come in to shallower waters.
To schedule a charter with Sand Point Charters, call Brian at 906-370-2257 or email brian@sandpointcharters.com. For more informaition, see www.sandpointcharters.com

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Written By: admin on May 26, 2010 Comments Off
05-25-2010 Fishing Report Upper Peninsula Waters

Watta Bite Charter Fishing Glen Arbor Michigan

Fishing out of Glen Arbor has been good. nice catches, of Lake Trout with an occasional Salmon are being caught in Sleeping Bear Bay. Tight on the bank in 50-60′ of water. Cowbells with spin glows, and double orange crush spoons are working well.

South Manitou Island produced some nice Kings over the weekend. Fish between 4 to 16 lbs were caught. Lead core, and copper were hot. Double orange crush and green blue dolphin spoons worked well,
trolling over 100 to 300′ of water.

The weather looks great for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Captain Bill Winowiecki
Port Captain – Michigan Charter Boat Association.

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Written By: admin on May 12, 2010 Comments Off

Captain Dick Stafford of Take Five Charters reports from the U.P Lake Michigan and Superior:

Perch fishing on the Bays de Noc has slowed down a great deal from two weeks ago. A few browns and splake have been caught around the Cedar River Area just south of Escanaba. Walleye opener is expected to be moderate at best. Numbers of spawning walleye were down this past Spring.
Meanwhile, cohos were up around Marquette, Autrain, and Munising. Coho fishing saw good catches around Grand Maris Harbor. Steelhead are being caught off the Chocolay River in Marquette. The sudden cold and windy conditions have, however, slowed up limit catches. As the weather warms, the catching should improve.

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Written By: admin on March 8, 2010 Comments Off

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Written By: admin on February 9, 2010 Comments Off
Testimony before Congress by GLFC Chair Dr. Mike Hanson

Written testimony before Congress on February 9th ┬áby Great Lakes Fishery Commission Chair Mike Hanson “The Great Lakes Fishery Commission” has more than 50 years experience controlling the invasive sea lamprey”

Written Testimony to Congress on Asian Carp

Video of the testimony

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