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Fishing Reports August 2015 Ludington MI

  • By Gary Smith
  • 31 Oct, 2015

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for August 30, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 30th, 2015
Salmon fishing and catching remains good as kings are staging for fall runs. We fished north of port again. Action was steady throughout the morning with bites on 150, 200, 250, 350 copper, 8 color lead core, using lucky charm, blue splatter back, green ladder back, clown plugs also stiptastic and beefeater moonshine spoons. High wire divers out 110 and 160 using superman plug and Kevins girlfriend with green uv ice meatrig. Our only rigger bites were down 110 with stimulus john king flasher and moo moo meatrig.  
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We have a few openings yet for September. Captain Gary

Ludington Fishing Report for August 21, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 21st, 2015

We were wondering... what would happen with the big two day blow... water warmed... we went north near toward big point and it was 70 degrees from surface to 100 ft down! Fish are still there and so is schools of bait. We had bites on 300 copper with frosted mixed veggie spoon, 250 copper with spoons both sarge moonshine and sexy shad. Low diver 175 out with Kevins girlfriend and green uv meatrig, downriggers down 90 ft with a pearl pink dotted plug, 120 ft down with 10 in green nbk spindoctor / green uv meatrig, 65 down with sextant moonshine, and down 85 ft with hot lips moonshine spoon.  
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Ludington Fishing Report for August 18, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 18th, 2015
Fishing remains exceptional! Both AM and PM have been providing great catches. We moved our Wednesday AM trip to Tuesday evening for a double that day. Fish were biting on down riggers down 74 to 90 with #4 plugs in pearl with pink dots and green splatter back. Low wire out 200 ft with double crush spindoctor and moo moo meatrig, high diver out 190 and 150 with mother of pearl plug and 250, 300, 350 copper with blue splatter and mixed veggie plugs. We fished 160 fow out and north back to big point Sable then SW on bank. Check out more action photos on our facebook site : RodmasterFishingChartersLLC and website : www.rodmasterfishing.com

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for August 16, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 16th, 2015

Fishing is good and the early AM bite is strong. Fishing with mostly plugs it was most productive in 90 to 220 feet of water. Mid AM the the bite swithed to spindoctors and meatrigs run on 200, 250, 300, and 350 copper. High wire out 180' and lows our 170 with meatrigs took some hits. There are two opportunities left this month for a fun fishing. Call us at (517) 728-7090!

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for August 15, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 15th, 2015

Fishing remains good with an early AM bite in 90 to 120 feet of water. We have been fishing North of the harbor to north of Big Point Sable. Early has been mostly a plug bite on coppers, high divers and riggers. Later moving to spoons, spindoctors with meatrigs. We have two days open this month, Wednesday & Thursday, August 19 & 20. Call us now for your reservation.


Lake Michigan Fishing Report for August 14, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 14th, 2015
The salmon appear to be here in bigger forces than the past week. Many decent catches reported by others from Little Point to Big Point Sable and north. We fished a little north of harbor to beyond the point. Just about everything we put in the water took a hit with a combined 18 bites. Bite started with plugs and a pearl with pink dots horde took 4 hits on a high diver out 140. Spoons filled the gap with moonshine happy meal mag on a 150 copper and moonshine green physco on rigger down 60 being best. Double crush white and a double slick white spindoctor with meatrigs on low diver 145 out and rigger down 90 took the most bites later. We took a steelhead on a 10 color leadcore with frosted mixed veggie spoon. We have 2 openings for the remainder of the month! Give us a shout if you are looking for a fun fishing experience!


Ludington Fishing Report for Aug. 10, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 10th, 2015
Fishing was improved today, we worked just south and north of Big Point Sable. Our 10 bites came on: chute down 85 with big weenie FN flasher / meat rig, high diver 200 with green sparkler spindoctor / uv green meatrig, low diver 110 with atomic killer / green moo moo meatrig, rigger down 70 fr with green jeans meatrig, 300 copper with green nbk / uv ice meatrig, 250 copper, 350 copper with spindoctor and meatrig.
Check out our facebook site: Rodmasterfishing Charters . We have a couple openings for next week. Act now. Call 517.712.8709

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for August 8, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 8th, 2015
We set up SW of the harbor in 100 feet of water and fishing was good for us. Bites came on riggers down 70 ft with sarge moonshine spoon, 75 ft with white crush spindoctor and moo moo meatrig, 80 ft down on chute rigger with Big weenie FN flasher/meatrig. Copper line out 250, 300, and 350 feet with spindoctors and meatrigs. See more action pictures at www.rodmasterfishing.com

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for August 7, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 7th, 2015

Better catching today with interception of hungry fish straight out and south of Ludington. Bites came on riggers down 70 and 80 with king stimulus flasher/moo moo meatrig, 250 and 350 copper with moo shine sarge spoons.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for August 6, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 6th, 2015

Fishing has improved! We started in 150 feet of water north with a triple and after 9 fish on boated 2 for the day. Bites came on tin can dodger squid on high diver out 150, rigger down 75 and 65 with moonshine green physco and sarge, low diver 140 with atomic killer/green moo moo meatrig, 300 copper mountain dew nbk spindoctor and yellow uv meat rig.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for August 4 & 5, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 4th, 2015

Fishing was good but the catching was tough! We worked hard to get bites past couple trips. Worked offshore and new waters. Seems the rough waters and warming water has put lock jaw on most fish resulting in lower catch numbers. Nothing consistent...just run your best lures and stay confident. Pictures are 13 lb Brown trout and 14 lb lake trout.

Ludington Fishing Report for Aug. 3, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on August 3rd, 2015
Rough Fishing the last four days in a row with bumpy seas and high winds. Today our trip fished north by Point Sable in 140 to 240 fow. There was a good bite before we pulled lines early. 8 color lead core on beefeater moonshine spoon, 10 color with green splatter back plug, 200 copper with Kevins girlfriend and green uv meat head, low diver out 80 and 150 ft with chrome killer and showtime with meatrigs, high divers out 125 and 150 with racer frog / sour apple fly, 4 2nd spindoctor / blue meatrig and rigger down 50 with white plug

Fishing Report - RodMaster Fishing Charters

By Gary Smith 27 Jun, 2017
Thank you Jamison, Greg, Zach, Bob, & Manya for joining us this weekend. Too rough to fish the AM.. so we fished from 12 to 5 PM.
Again 80 to 100 fow is loaded with bait and prey fish. We managed to entice 17 bites and get 12 in the net ! Bites came on low and high divers bouncing bottom with Dreamweaver 8 inch spindoctors in chrome, twoface, and Dark green all with Whirligigs in uv lime, uv green, chrome blue dots, greasey chicken wing dodger/ orange spin n glo, 350 copper with 8 inch Dreamweaver uv fishscale spindoctor / Whirligig, Downrigger down 69 ft with Dreamweaver 3 days at sea spoon on freeslider and Downrigger bouncing bottom with 8 Inch NBK spindoctor / uv lime Whirligig.
By Gary Smith 27 Jun, 2017
Fishing Report 6-23 PM
Thank you Jimmy, DJ ,Lilly and Kevin for joining use this evening.  
Out of 8 bites we put 6 fish in the box. Bites were on wire divers bouncing bottom with 8 in chrome spindoctor / uv lime green Whirligig and chicken wing dodger / orange spin n glo, Downrigger at bottom with 8 inch Dreamweaver NBK spindoctor / uv green Whirligig and Downrigger at 64 with moonshine flounder pounder. Fished from 60 to 100 fow.
By Gary Smith 27 Jun, 2017
Fish on for Freedom today big thanks to Veteran and Captain Joe Marion and first mate Jay Funk for treating veterans Michael, Larry AND Gary to an awesome fishing experience. This crew boated 12 fish. Thank you veterans for all you have done
By Gary Smith 27 Jun, 2017
Fish on for Freedom today Captain Gary was aboard Lie a lot charters with Captain Mike Darke . Awesome trip with veterans Nicole, Jon, Ron, Stan, and Greg. The crew boated 19 fish! Thank you for your service!
By Gary Smith 22 Jun, 2017
An awesome Day On The Water with Pam, Levi, Carlie, Ben and Kylee. They boated 9 fish of the 17 that bit. Biggest was Levis 17 lb 3 oz Lake Trout. We fished 80 to 130 fow slightly north of harbor.
Bites came on wire divers bouncing bottom with 8 inch Dreamweaver Spindoctors in chrome, mountain dew, twoface, NBK / Whirligigs, and chicken wing tin can with orange spin n glow. Downrigger bouncing bottom with two face spindoctor / Whirligig. Downrigger down 70 ft with Dreamweaver Super Slim candy crush on freeslider.
By Gary Smith 22 Jun, 2017
Those BIG Lake Trout are cruising the area... 17 lbs 3 ozs.... Levi's first Lake Michigan Fish !
By Gary Smith 22 Jun, 2017
Good time fishing with the Beste team today.. thank you guys for joining us! The wind and waves didn't cooperate with us and we had lines in the water only 45 minutes. .. long enough to boat 3 lake trout. Bites came on Dreamweaver 8 inch spindoctors in chrome / UV lime Whirligig , Two Face / UV lime Whirligig on low wires bouncing bottom and a silver green stinger stacked 6 feet above Downrigg ball bouncing bottom.
By Gary Smith 22 Jun, 2017
Fishing report June 19
Thank you Matt 1, Matt 2 and Adam for joining us today! Fishing....bite ... was steady and we boated 13 of the 20 bites we had for a nice mix of lake trout and salmon. Fished in 96 to 110 fow.. Marked a fair amount of bait. Our bites came on Dreamweaver 8 inch spindoctors chrome, green NBK, and two face with UV lime green Whirligigs and chrome lime green Whirligig bouncing on bottom with chute rigger and low divers, high divers out 240 Kevins girlfriend spindoctor with green mile meatrig and high diver out 180 with blue bubble spindoctor / blue bubble fly, Downrigger down 80 with green jeans moonshine regular spoon, 400 copper / green echip paddle / blue Howie fly.
By Gary Smith 22 Jun, 2017
Fishing report for June 16
Thank you Don, Don, Russ, AJ and Matt for a memorable experience today!  
We fished slightly north today in 150 to 250 fow. Fish were finicky we had 10 bites and 6 fish. Bites came on Downrigger 40 ft down on free slider with Wonderbread dreamweaver spoon, 300 copper with Happy meal mag moonshine, 250 copper with orange / green Proking, low wire out 200 ft chrome 8 in spindoctor / UV kelly green Whirligig, low wire 240 ft with 10 in Dreamweaver Netminder spindoctor / blue fairways meat rig, Downrigger 120 ft with NBK green 8 in spindoctor / UV lime green Whirligig.
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