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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 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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