Thursday I had to go to town with some kids and spent the night, so by Saturday morning, I was having with-drawl symptoms, like shakes, nervous twitches and talking to myself.
In order to rid myself of the fever, I set out early with me, myself and I on Saturday morning, so I was only able to set 3 lines. (once again, I couldn’t convince anyone else to fish) In order to increase my number of hooks, I used stationery (clip-on) sliders 10 feet above the balls on 2 down-riggers, so I was effectively fishing with 5 lures. Actually 2 of them were orange herring dodgers with small Howie flies, which the coho seem to prefer. Lately, I’ve caught most of my fish on a small pink fly with a 6 inch Luhr Jensen herring dodger. It was a fun morning as I landed 3 Coho Salmon… 2 of them on a dipsy diver and one on a down-rigger. One came on a pink FinnAction Lure with a pink prism stripe, one on a green spoon with glow tape on the back and one on the dodger set-up mentioned above. Surface temps still running 67 degrees, so the fish are not right on the surface, but I was seeing a sharp temp break on my sonar about 30 to 60 feet down. At the end of my trolling, I snagged into an abandoned gill net, just about ¼ mile or less out from the mouth of the Montreal River. See me for coordinates if trolling in that area. I marked it well with a white jug and will have the GLIF pull it next time the come.
This evening, my son Dan, daughter-in-law Heidi and granddaughter, Amy fished for an hour or so before dark near Bear Bluff again and scored with a nice coho and a lake trout. The orange dodger and pink fly brought in the coho, while the laker was taken on a pink FinnAction Lure.
I’m ready for color tours/cruises. Plan your sightseeing excursions now so you don’t miss out on Keweenaw’s most beautiful season and come to the Copper Country for a drive through Houghton County and a boat ride along the Lake Superior shoreline. I’m still fishing for trout and salmon at least into October too, so come on U.P!