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Ended 4/5 couple smalls and 2 adults. Wind was all jacked up turn out of the west....hard to stay on any line. Went straight into them for awhile and then turned with them when we where NW of port....started picking up lines and the wind went from 10-15 to 20-25 in morning nutes. Glad we where NW and could ride them in. Brutal out there now.

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OK , I am coming up for a week, the wife and my son staying at the casino. I hope the winds are favorable. Does anybody have any good reports of fish or even thermals that are a little higher up than 90 or 100ft. down?
I also have a question about my planner board releases. Has anybody been using the Sams releases? I'm thinking of ordering some before I come up. I have been using the mr-16 and they either release to easy or you have to put them all the way past the post and then you have to reel them in with the fish on which is not easy and some times the board dives. Running the 300 weighted steel is a bitch bringing in a large fish with the board not tripped.
 

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OK , I am coming up for a week, the wife and my son staying at the casino. I hope the winds are favorable. Does anybody have any good reports of fish or even thermals that are a little higher up than 90 or 100ft. down?
I also have a question about my planner board releases. Has anybody been using the Sams releases? I'm thinking of ordering some before I come up. I have been using the mr-16 and they either release to easy or you have to put them all the way past the post and then you have to reel them in with the fish on which is not easy and some times the board dives. Running the 300 weighted steel is a bitch bringing in a large fish with the board not tripped.
Temp is still down because of the winds, doesn't look like it will change much till late nest week. head deep to look for cooler water.
 

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Actually, today and tomorrow may bring the temps up a bit. Only one way to see.. A good NW will bring in cold water after a day and a half maybe two day blow. East will push out the warm as well but sometimes takes longer.
 

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OK , I am coming up for a week, the wife and my son staying at the casino. I hope the winds are favorable. Does anybody have any good reports of fish or even thermals that are a little higher up than 90 or 100ft. down?
I also have a question about my planner board releases. Has anybody been using the Sams releases? I'm thinking of ordering some before I come up. I have been using the mr-16 and they either release to easy or you have to put them all the way past the post and then you have to reel them in with the fish on which is not easy and some times the board dives. Running the 300 weighted steel is a bitch bringing in a large fish with the board not tripped.
I run the sams pro release on my offshore pro mags and love them. They do take some some tuning to get the pressure but it's dialed in then they stay without an issue.
 

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Temp is still down because of the winds, doesn't look like it will change much till late nest week. head deep to look for cooler water.
Thinking about driving up Saturday. Never been to Ludington or Manistee… How deep do you think people will have to go?


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Don’t need to go any further than the shelf. We had a storm shortened trip last Saturday evening. Bites came in 140-150 fow. All bites 110’-140’ down on riggers, high divers out 300-400’, lows out 225’ and 250’. Wind this week should have brought up the real some, but fish have been coming deep this year regardless of what your temp says because the schools of small alewives have been deep
 

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Buoy is reporting 41 degrees down 70-ish at Muskegon this morning.


My bad...apparently that data was old. Disregard! LOL
 

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Same as Bill P, got chased off early by the storm last Saturday but took 5 fish. All came in 120-130fow. Wire low divers 160-180 out, 180 being better. Riggers targeting 90-105 down. 15 fish on the weekend, 14 of them being kings. All fish caught on dipseys and riggers. Flasher flys and meat rigs. Not a fish on a spoon.

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Same as Bill P, got chased off early by the storm last Saturday but took 5 fish. All came in 120-130fow. Wire low divers 160-180 out, 180 being better. Riggers targeting 90-105 down. 15 fish on the weekend, 14 of them being kings. All fish caught on dipseys and riggers. Flasher flys and meat rigs. Not a fish on a spoon.

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Just curious, were you the Hewescraft just to the outside of my Thompson Fisherman on Saturday evening?
 
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