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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.
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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 04 Sep, 2017
Fishing report for September 2nd PM and September 3 rd AM
Thank you Layne, Norm , Kirk, John, and Alan for joining us . Warm and rough water fishing was very slow and a tough bite both AM and PM trips . Fished from south of pier to bathhouse in 80 to 100 fow and in PM lake. Bites came on high diver out 70 ft with white slick 8 inch spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly, 250 copper / blue bubble spindoctors and blue bubble fly, 5 color with flounder pounder and 80 copper with copper naked jordo.
By Gary Smith 04 Sep, 2017
Fishing report for September 2nd AM
Thanks Anthony, Hunter, Colin, Mark and Joey for a fun fishing time! The fishing was slow but the enthusiasm high! We fished north and south of point in 80 to 150 fow and did manage 3 of 5 fish to the box. Bites came on high diver out 130 with white slick 8 inch spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly, 200 copper with magnum flounder pounder moonshine spoon, 5 color dreamweaver starburst SS spoon, Downrigger at 52 with Mountain Dew slick spindoctor / liquid sunshine spoon , and low diver at 150 with blue bubble spin doctor / blue fairways meatrig.
Thanks Anthony, Hunter, Colin, Mark and Joey for a fun fishing time! The fishing was slow but the enthusiasm high! We fished north and south of point in 80 to 150 fow and did manage 3 of 5 fish to the box. Bites came on high diver out 130 with white slick 8 inch spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly, 200 copper with magnum flounder pounder moonshine spoon, 5 color dreamweaver starburst SS spoon, Downrigger at 52 with Mountain Dew slick spindoctor / liquid sunshine spoon , and low diver at 150 with blue bubble spin doctor / blue fairways meatrig.
By Gary Smith 04 Sep, 2017
Fishing report for September 1st
 Thank you Mark, Mitch, Jeff and Robert for fishing with us today! We fished from the pier head north then south in 60 yo 80 fow of the project. The bite was tough today but we did manage 2 for 3. One was a big 15 lb coho!
Our fish came on high wire out 50 with 10 in white slick dreamweaver spindoctor and pickled sunshine fly, Downrigger at 42 with yeck Scotty blue magnum spoon.
By Gary Smith 04 Sep, 2017
Fishing report for August 30th
Thank you to the fishing team of Luke, Norm, Tim, and Steve for joining us today! We started North in 150 to 250 fow and with only one bite in the first couple hours decided to run west to deeper water. We ended the day with 12 bites and 7 fish in the box. Our bites came on Downrigger at 92 with dreamweaver regular wonderbread spoon, Downrigger at 120 with Mountain Dew nbk 10 inch spindoctor / uv ice meatrig, Downrigger at 75 with yeck blue Scotty spoon, 250 copper with Happy meal mag moonshine spoon, 250 copper with yellow sparkler 8 inch spindoctor / gasoline meatrig , high diver out 240 with white slick 8 inch spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly, low diver out 220 with 8 inch blue bubble spindoctor / blue fairways meat rig, high diver 240 with 8 inch blue bubble spindoctor / blue bubble fly, 400 copper with yeck blue Scotty spoon, 300 copper with 8 inch green echip paddle with butt ugly green fly.
By Gary Smith 28 Aug, 2017
Fishing report August 27th
Rough seas didn't stop this family fishing team... thank you Bob, Todd, Kyle, and Lois for being aboard with us today! We fished north and south of the pier head in 60 to 70 fow boating 3 coho and 1 brown trout with three other hits.
Our bites came on high diver out 120 with 8 inch green slick spindoctor / green meatrig, Downrigger at 40 with dreamweaver Super glow wonder bread SS spoon, Downrigger at 58 with Striptastic moonshine spoon, Downrigger at 47 with dreamweaver Super glow wonder bread SS spoon on free slider, 150 copper with lucky charm plug and 5 color leadcore with green ladderback ace high plug.
By Gary Smith 28 Aug, 2017
Fishing report for August 26th
Thank you to Gene, Jeff, Jim and Jim for fishing with us today. We fished south again today, bait and big fish everywhere! After picking up a king and losing a fish on 10 color lead core with magnum moonshine happy meal in 65 fow, we moved to deeper water and hit a big king on 250 copper with regular moonshine orange hulk. Unfortunately we lost it at the net . A Rigger down 75-85 with green salmon slayer 8 in spindoctor and green fly took a nice coho then a lake trout ate our
10 color leadcore with mag happy meal moonshine spoon. Our last fish was on a high diver out 165 with green e chip 8 inch paddle with blue howie fly.
By Gary Smith 28 Aug, 2017
Fishing report for August 25th
Once again John, Kevin, Bob and Nick presented their catching skills of 100% for day two. Unfortunately it was a lock jaw morning and we only had 2 bites .. putting both into the cooler. They came on Downrigger down 76 with ghost plug and high diver out 90 with dreamweaver 10 inch black slick spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly. We trolled south and for more than 4 miles marked big fish after fish mixed with bait . Turning around we trolled back 6 miles marking bait pile after bait pile. Tomorrow brings another day hopefully with hungry fish!
By Gary Smith 28 Aug, 2017
Fishing report for August 24th
Thank you long time charter friends Nick, Bob, John and Kevin. You guys are awesome and your fishing skills shined with 10 fish on and all 10 to t h e box! We started in 140 fow to the south and trolled in to shallow water. Our bites today were on High diver out 160 with 10 inch dreamweaver black slick spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly, low diver out 120 with 10 inch chrome killer spindoctor / white moo moo meatrig, Downrigger at 45 with Yeck blue super glow spoon, 200 copper with moonshine flounder pounder spoon, 300 copper with 8 inch green echip paddle / blue Howie fly, Downrigger at 46 with dreamweaver wonderbread regular spoon on main line and dreamweaver wonderbread SS spoon on free slider, 250 copper with ace high green sides plug.
By Gary Smith 23 Aug, 2017
Fishing report for August 21 AM
Thanks to the crew of Ike, David, Gerry , and Dwayne for fishing with us this am. We had an awesome time and the bite was much improved with 10 fish on and 9 into the net ! We fished 140 fow and had bites from 50 to 120 ft down. They came on Downrigger at 120 ft with grey ghost plug, Downrigger at 55 with dreamweaver Super glow wonder bread SS spoon on free slider, low diver 140 with 10 inch dreamweaver chrome killer spindoctor / uv ice meat rig, 10 inch black slick spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly 240 ft out on high diver, low diver out 200 with 10 inch black slick spindoctor / chartreuse meat rig, high diver out 150 with dreamweaver 10 inch white slick spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly, 200 copper with 8 inch green echip paddle / green butt ugly fly : )
By Gary Smith 23 Aug, 2017
Fishing report for 8- 19 & 20 evenings.
Thank you to the crew of Henry, Jon, Doug, Dale, Trent & TJ for joining us Saturday night and crew of Harry, John, John, Matt, Cody, and Josh for joining us Sunday Night. The fish were not active and the bite was very tough both nights with a total of 11 bites and 3 fish to the net . Bites came on:
250 copper with glow blue lightning Capt choice plug, 5 inch green spindoctor with black fission fly on high diver out 150 and 180 , black slick spindoctor with pickled sunshine on high diver out 180, and mt dew dragon slayer spindoctor with U/V ice meatrig on low diver at 120.
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