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Fishing Reports June 2015 Ludington MI

  • By Gary Smith
  • 31 Oct, 2015

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 29, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 29th, 2015

Today we went NW 17 miles from port to set up in 550 feet of water for steelhead. Fishing was good and we boated 7 of 9 fish we had on. Bites all came on flat lines with 1/8 oz sinker and lead core in 1, 2, 3, and 4 color segments. Add spoons were superslim tangerine, margarita, get r done, Majic man, yeck sterling stomper, orange and green pro king and gold Starburst.  

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Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 28, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 28th, 2015

We ran the bank this AM and after boating only a Steelhead on a 3 color lead core with orange and green pro king spoon we decided to pull wnd head north west to 550 feet of water. We ended up with 12 more fish out of 14 bites. A great Mix bag of kings, steelhead, and Lake trout. Fish came in the top 30 feet using clean lines, one color, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, lead colors, 80 ft copper, free slider on and slide divers put 30 ft.spoons were Starburst in gold an silver, orange and green pro king, tangerine, jawbreaker.

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Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 27, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 27th, 2015

We started out north on the bank in 100 feet of water this am. Before our third rod was in the water our low diver with racer frog spin doctor/green meat rig was creeping out starting at 30 feet went with a big king. Within 15 minutes another nice king took a honey pot moonshine spoon on 300 copper. Then the bite quit. We moved out west to 535 feet of water and set up for steelhead. 7 bites and boated 6 small kings and small steelhead. Bites came on flat line with 1/8 ounce weight and Lil thumper pink spoon, one color lead with tangerine superslim, 2 color lead with Starburst, 3 color lead with orange and green pro king, high slide diver with fireball spoon. Looking to go fishing? We have available days...check our site at www.rodmasterfishing.com or call 517.712.8709

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 26, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 26th, 2015

We fished north today working the bank 90 feet of water to 120 feet of water and sliding deeper mid AM. Our total keepers were one lake trout and 7 kings. Best combos were high divers at 150, 160, 180 with racer frog spindoctor/sour apple fly, showtime spindoctor/moo moo meat rig. Low divers at 110, 120, 130 and 150, frog spindoctor/frog meat rig, black and red spindoctor/red meatrig, 150 copper with moonshine fire and ice. Check out more fishing action on Rodmaster Fishing Charters LLC Facebook site. We have some July openings available 517.712.8709.


Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 20, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 22nd, 2015

Fishing was a slow pick today starting out at Big Point Sable in 90 feet of water and trolling north in 120 to 200 feet of water. Kings came on low wire 110 ft with showtime netminder spindoctor and blue moo moo meat rig, 150 copper with sarge spoon and high wire diver 150 with nbk spindoctor and uv ice meatrig. We trolled west 7 miles and found a pocket of steelhead and lakers. Bites there came on 2 color lead core with copper Starburst spoon, rigger down 25 with free slider and Starburst spoon. Check out the Rodmaster Fishing Facebook page for action pictures or give us a call at 517.712.8709. Hope to see you Fishin'!

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for June 19, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 19th, 2015

Fishing started out with a bang this am as third rod in went and a big king tore off 400 ft of line! The bite was steady and we boated 8 of the 16 hits we had ... biggest king was 16 lbs. We fished north of the point in water from 100 to 175 feet of water. Best baits were showtime uv spindoctors with meat rigs on high divers out 225 ft, low divers out 115, 125, 140 and 160 ft. Copper wire, 200, 250 and 300 with meat rigs and flashers were good. 125 copper with orange and green pro king spoon took Steelhead. Bigger kings are moving in and we still have some openings aboard Rodmaster Fishing Charters.

Ludington Fishing Report for June 17, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 17th, 2015

We had a good early AM bite north of the point in 110 to 130 fow. Fish bit on low wire divers with showtime spindoctor and blue moo moo meat rigs out 144, 200 copper with red and black king flasher / red meat head, 5 color lead with green jeans, 3 color lead with jaw breaker spoon.


Ludington Fishing Report for June 14, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 14th, 2015

We started straight out of the harbor and fished south to the project in very dense fog and a little rain. Our four man team mastered a nice catch of kings with the biggest one 16 lbs and an exciting triple to add a little flavor. Our best water was 120 feet of water using 200 and 300 copper with showtime spindoctor and meatrigs, 3 color core/black and purple spoon, low wire 140 ft spiny and meat, chute rigger 75 ft down with stimulus flasher and moo moo meat rig.

Ludington Fishing Report for June 13, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 13th, 2015

We started north again and after a couple of hours without lifting a rod and reports from many others north of us with similar results we decided to make a major move. With a tip from a friend who had a few kings we headed south to near the project in 100 to 130 feet of water. We did end up with several kings and lake trout. 200, 250, and 300 copper, low wire diver out 120 ft, chute rigger down 100 feet. Most of our bites were on spin doctors and meat rigs, with the lake trout coming on chute rigger stimulus flasher/meatrig.

Ludington Fishing Report for June 12, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 12th, 2015

After setting out Thunderstorms we left the dock at 8:30 am. It was raining and bumpy water but this team was determined to catch fish. We boated some nice kings and a lake trout fishing North near Big Sable Point in 100 to 160 feet of water. Fish came on 3 color lead core with jawbreaker superslim spoon, 300 copper with white slick spiny and meat rig, 200 copper with magnum fuzzy bear Carmel dolphin spoon, low divers out 140 with show time spin doctors and meat rigs and chute rigger 85 feet with the stimulus flasher and meat rig.


Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 5th, 2015

Interesting AM of fishing. We set lines at 7:30am starting in 70 feet of water. We fished most of the morning in heavy fog and bumpy seas. We had a great crew and they toughed out the 46 degree air temperature to boat 9 out of the 10 fish we had on. We caught all our fish in 70 to 100 feet of water. 300 copper, low wires out 140 and 150 using Obama clown/white moo moo meat rig, 10 in Dream weaver black with Red and white crush spindoctor/red meat rig, high diver with green and white crush spindoctor/blue bubble fly, 200 copper with yeck fireball spoon, rigger, at 65 feet of water blue dolphin spoon. Give us a call to hook up with some great salmon fishing 517.712.8709


Ludington Fishing Report for June 2, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on June 2nd, 2015
The good news the water is warming, setting up and fishing should improve. The bad news is the bite was slow today. We fished straight out in 65 to 90 fow. Water temp was 47 degrees. As we moved north it quickly dropped to 40! We spun around and worked south. The water warmed to 49 degrees.we fished south as far as the 54's and out as far as 140 fow. Our best water for marking fish, bait and bites was 100 to 75 fow. We had 10 fish on and got 5 in the net, 2 kings and 3 Lake Trout. Best combos were low wire divers out 110' to 175' with spindoctors, 10' Show time with blue moo meat rig and Mountain dew NBK with lemon ice meatrig. High Slide diver out 75 ft with 30 ft lead and orange and green Pro King spoon, 4 color lead core with orange fireball, 300 copper with blue / silver King flasher and blue meathead, 200 copper with 8 in Spin Doctor Kevins Girlfriend/ blue moo meat rig, and .5 color with copper majic man spoon.  
Fishing should really fire up now, give us a call to book your trip: 517.712.8709.

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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