It’s been two weeks since the last update and many of you are calling, so thought I had better send another update out.
The salmon and trout fishing on Lake Michigan waters has not changed much over the past two weeks. We were starting to see 7-8-10 fish per trip two weeks ago, then the winds came, stirred up the water and the fish went away. Now we are seeing 3-4 fish per trip again this week, but it has been very windy and not many guys are getting out. When they have ventured out the rough seas have made it difficult to get what fish are out there to bite and a lot of the bites are coming 120-140′ down where the water is warmer, so the hook ups have been less than you like also. Water temps still in the 40’s, so we need heat and calm winds for a few days to warm the water and bring the fish in and up.
Wisconsin, (along with a good portion of the country) has been colder and wetter than normal for 5 or the last 6 months and this has pushed back spring a minimum of 4-5 weeks. They say La Nina is now weakening and will allow normal temperatures to soon return and will also reduce the amount of storms and winds we have been seeing all spring. We certainly don’t need any more tornadoes!!!
Please remember we have been canceling the trips in early June and pushing their dates back due to “lack of participation by the salmon”, so the later calendar is filling. Better call and at least pencil in a date so you aren’t left in a quandary later in the season. We can always make changes later!
This late spring has done some good things. For one it has prolonged the walleye and perch bite. This week the guys are catching limits of both when trolling with crawlers in shallow water (8-12′). Or they are fishing perch with minnows on the bottom in 18-25′ of water and doing well.
I don’t think this bite could get any better. A friend of mine has caught over 200 bass in the last several days on tubes and grubs. When you catch that many color doesn’t really matter does it, but the darker colors have been good.
So tomorrow morning, depending on the wind I will be going walleye/perch or bass fishing. I will let you know and send you pictures.Tight lines and following seas to you and yours…………………Capt Bill