Coho Salmon, Lake Trout and Small Mouth Bass Fishing Up-Date

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Andge and Boys

5 Coho Salmon and 1 Lake Trout here with Graphic Artist Andrea and her boys

Kurby N Tyler

7 Fish, all Lake Trout for these happy brothers (who didn’t get along too well on the water.

Lew N Bob

Birthday Bob with his prize


Sunday today, rain and wind will keep me on (wet) land today instead of on the water. Coho Salmon have been active on pink, black and green spoons as well as a spin and glow every now and then. Pulled in a Coho from down deep at 100 feet, but mostly on the surface or just below on dipsy divers. We’re seeing some good sharp temperature breaks below the surface and that’s usually where we are finding the fish. There’s been a few Lake Trout in the temperature breaks too… not just on the bottom.

Trolling at 1.8 to 2.2 has been a good speed for us because my spoons are designed for a slower speed. Some guys like a little faster speed, but I think they’re using flatter spoons designed for faster speeds or flashers with cut bait rigs. The bottom line (pun intended) is to do whatever works for you and your set-up.

Deck hand Stanley and I fished on Portage Lake in the Angler/Youth Angler Tourneyment so I turned down the opportunity to take out charter Matthew… I hope he made it out with someone. We caught some pretty nice Small Mouth Bass, but they didn’t tip the scales high enough to place. Next time, if we register, we’ll go after Walleye as you can weigh in up to 5 of them.

We sent Graphic Artist Andrea home with lots of Coho and some Lake Trout yesterday after a 2 week stay here at Lac La Belle.

I’m still debating about registering for the Soumi Salmon Tournament next weekend in Manistique.

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About Brian Helminen

Brian is the owner and Captain of Sand Point Charters, LLC. He also owns and operates Designotype Printers, Inc. with his wife, Margaret. They have a cottage on Lac La Belle that can be rented by the week in the summertime.

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