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Nice catch Candyman! Hey, how far back do you run your flasher / fly when running that deep? Thinking about trying Muskegon soon after reading reports like yours. P.S. I had pretty good luck on salmon last year running Green Jeans and Rasta Goose spoons out of Muskegon.

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Usually run about 8' to 10' of 25lb big game from the snubber to the swivel.
 

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Nice catch Candyman! Hey, how far back do you run your flasher / fly when running that deep? Thinking about trying Muskegon soon after reading reports like yours. P.S. I had pretty good luck on salmon last year running Green Jeans and Rasta Goose spoons out of Muskegon.

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I assumed you meant leader from the dipsey but if your talking line out on the reel it was 250 to 275' with the heavy divers set on 2. Gets ya 100 to 130 down speed dependant.
 

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Made it on the water a little later than expected, I ended up finding a launch, but thank you for the directions.
Fished solo for the morning, then picked my brother up for the afternoon fish.
Ended up landing 7 kings and 3 coho
2 small kings were released.
2cnd fish of the morning was the monster and had fun landing that one solo.
It is just under 39 inches and 26lbs. Makes the 10.2lb king in the middle look small.
My 300 copper with a magnum screwball was the most active rod.
Cohos and smaller kings were in the in deeper water 220ft.
Fishing really slowed when the sun came out.
Had a coho cross into my copper line and somehow managed to get it all balled up, so running without the copper today.
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Made it on the water a little later than expected, I ended up finding a launch, but thank you for the directions.
Fished solo for the morning, then picked my brother up for the afternoon fish.
Ended up landing 7 kings and 3 coho
2 small kings were released.
2cnd fish of the morning was the monster and had fun landing that one solo.
It is just under 39 inches and 26lbs. Makes the 10.2lb king in the middle look small.
My 300 copper with a magnum screwball was the most active rod.
Cohos and smaller kings were in the in deeper water 220ft.
Fishing really slowed when the sun came out.
Had a coho cross into my copper line and somehow managed to get it all balled up, so running without the copper today. View attachment 768551
Tank!
 

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Made it on the water a little later than expected, I ended up finding a launch, but thank you for the directions.
Fished solo for the morning, then picked my brother up for the afternoon fish.
Ended up landing 7 kings and 3 coho
2 small kings were released.
2cnd fish of the morning was the monster and had fun landing that one solo.
It is just under 39 inches and 26lbs. Makes the 10.2lb king in the middle look small.
My 300 copper with a magnum screwball was the most active rod.
Cohos and smaller kings were in the in deeper water 220ft.
Fishing really slowed when the sun came out.
Had a coho cross into my copper line and somehow managed to get it all balled up, so running without the copper today. View attachment 768551
Great report. I’m glad you found some. Those fish look very healthy. That king is FAT. He obviously managed to find some bait out there.
 

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Sat AM we fished 160 out to 250. Best water for us was 200 to 211. 40 to 60 feet down. We ran divers and riggers 90 to 130 down but they didn't get bit. Radio chatter had some guys doing well with riggers at 90 and 100 ft down. In the PM, we set up in 160 and trolled W to 266 fow before betting bit. That one was deep - wire diver back 300. It was a 10#-ish king we lost right at the back of the boat. We spun it around and got into more fish in the 200 to 165 range. We had a pair of doubles in 170 as the sun was setting. Most of our evening hits were 200 and 250 coppers and braid divers on a 3 setting out 135 ft, which should put my divers down 35 ft. No big fish, but these were the perfect size for the kids. We had 1 at 18, 1 at 14 and several in the 8 to 10 range. So 11 fish total between the two trips.

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Great report @Mega Byte . I think I heard you on the radio last night. A few of us were hooked up at the same time. There was a flurry of activity around 8pm last night.
 

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Nice fat king! Well done @FISH FRY . We chatted on the radio briefly yesterday around 5pm. Mary K on 68.
Yes sir, and just from the chatter it sounded like everybody was hooking up Saturday.
It sounded like Sunday morning was good for a few out there but was slow for us, I had one good size king on (by the size guessing 18#) Lost it at the back of the boat before we had a chance to try to net it.
In all a great weekend.
 

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Went 7 for 8 this morning. Started in 180 and trolled out to about 300 fow on about a 320 heading. 5 kings, 2 coho.

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We tried same water on Mon also 190-300 —-best water was 190-240 for us we also got seven ,, the lake trout was 1st then 3 Kings and 3 coho biggest King 15 lbs, coho were bigger than we usually see so that was a plus !! rigger down 80 and back 80 took 2 on blu hulk spoon biggest King on wire w/deeper Diver back 270 on 2 with green spindoctor and green and chartreuse fly 1 fish ,Chilly Willy spoon 160 cu took 2 fish ,-mixed veggies Mag spoon on 300 cu took1 in 200 fow and 1 in 240 fow
 

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We tried same water on Mon also 190-300 —-best water was 190-240 for us we also got seven ,, the lake trout was 1st then 3 Kings and 3 coho biggest King 15 lbs, coho were bigger than we usually see so that was a plus !! rigger down 80 and back 80 took 2 on blu hulk spoon biggest King on wire w/deeper Diver back 270 on 2 with green spindoctor and green and chartreuse fly 1 fish ,Chilly Willy spoon 160 cu took 2 fish ,-mixed veggies Mag spoon on 300 cu took1 in 200 fow and 1 in 240 fow
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I am a fairly recent new comer to West Michigan and reside in the Ada/Grand Rapids area. Muskegon was the port I fished most last year and had a very decent year. I have my captains license and fully rigged Lund with most of my salmon experience on Lake Ontario. Michigan is a bit different, but there is always something new to learn. I don’t have many fishing buddies yet so if anyone ever wants to fish mainly during the week send me a message. I hate fishing myself because it is more fun when you can put more than 3 rods out. Looking forward to breaking in 15 new tekotas this summer. Didn’t break the 30lb mark last year but plan on changing that this year. Can’t wait to post up some fishing reports.


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Michael, we've GOT to fish together this season!
 
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