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May 2015 Fishing Report Ludington Michigan

  • By Gary Smith
  • 31 Oct, 2015

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 31, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on May 31st, 2015
The North wind cooled the water back down to 41 degrees to the north. The channel was loaded with bait so we opted to fish the pier heads. First pass outside produced a small king and continued efforts produced two more. Bites came on high diver out 25 ft with a black and silver super slim and the other high diver with agold guppy silver slim. Moving farther south to the bass lake area. We fished 30 feet of water to 70 feet of water banged 2 lake trout and a 12 lb king. The high diver with black and silver SS... took the 12 lb king. 4 colors of lead core leading a fireball took other bites. Dreamweaver uv ice spindoctor and matching meat rig on a wire diver out 80 ft took a nice lake trout. Final count was 6 fish boated out of nine bites.

Ludington Fishing Report for May 29, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of  Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC  on May 29th, 2015
Finally some kings in the mix. We boated 3 Kings and 3 lake trout, lost a nice king and had 2 other bites. We fished to the north in 70 to 140 fow. Fish came on 2 color lead with fireball spoon, low wire diver 175 ft out with yellow haze King flasher and frog meat rig, larger size frog spin doctor with frog meat rig on rigger down 75 ft. Check us out on facebook

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 23 & 24, 2015

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

Saturday was slow for most boats fishing out of Ludington. We were on a scouting mission and did manage to boat a king, steelhead and laker out of the 5 fish we had on. Best water was in the 30 to 80 feet of water range. We did venture out to 140 feet of water west of the project with no action or marking of fish. Leadcore in 5, 6, and 10 colors with fireballs, carmel dolphin stingers, and blue dolphin all took hits. Wire diver out 80 ft with Kevin's girlfriend's spin doctor and blue moo meat rig lost a nice fish.

Sunday was a very productive AM with our crew boating 11 fish out of the 14 bites we had. Two kings and an awesome Lake Trout catch with a 17.5 lb, 15 lb, 13.5 lb, 12 lb and several 10 lb fish! Best water was south in 40 to 70 feet of water. Fish came on lead core 1 color with carmel dolphin SS, 6 color with fireball, 4 color, 5 color with stingray carmel dolphin, high diver out 60 ft with blue dolphin nuclear, Downrigger down 23 ft with hot mixed veggie, Chute down rigger 36 ft with tin can dodger spin n glow, low wire diver with tin can and spin n glo. We did mark a lot of big fish and a mix of smaller fish. Water had warmed up 3 degrees.

We still have some openings available. Good fishing to you!

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 20, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of  Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC  on May 20th, 2015
It was a cold frosty start this AM at 27 degrees and the fishing was slow. We did manage to boat 3 fish out of six bites. Most bites were in 30 to 50 feet of water. Bites came on small divers, one color lead core and flat lines using spoons. Water temp is cold and we need more south wind to warm the water!

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 16 & 17, 2015

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

Fishing was very slow on Saturday for most boats. We experienced a slight improvement on Sunday AM with 7 bites, boating 6 fish. We released 2 small kings and kept a brown, lake trout and two king salmon. Best water depths were 30 to 50 feet using Downriggers at 15, 22, and 25 ft. Both regular and slide divers produced fish and only one fish came on a board with 1 color lead core. We are anticipating an improvement with king fishing as the water warms a little more. There is still time to book your May charter!

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 3, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of  Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC  on May 3rd, 2015

Fishing remains awesome for the shallow water shoreline off Ludington. After only 1 bite in the 8 to 12 FOW line, we moved out to explore 20 to 30 FOW. Action was steady and we ended with 13 fish boated as the result of 18 hits. A nice spring king that weighed 13 lbs, a brown, a steelhead, and 10 Lake trout fell to net! Best action was on .5, 1, 1.5 and 2 color lead core behind boards trailing spoons, watermelon stingers, small brown spoons, and super slims. Both low slide divers took fish with mixed veggie regular and super slim Dreamweaver spoons as did small divers run as highs. This was a steady fish AM with three doubles. Water had warmed 3 degrees from yesterday and was pushing north fast. We have openings over the next several weeks and are predicting some great king action! Check out our Facebook and website for more pictures and info.

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for May 2, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of  Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC  on May 2nd, 2015

Today was Lake Trout Day with with the biggest 14 lbs and several over 10 lbs. Fish were a little deeper with most of our action in 14 to 22 FOW. One color, 1.5 color, and 2 color leadcore on boards along with small divers and slide divers out 20 to 40 ft were good today. Mixed veggie Dream weaver SS spoons were good, small brown spoons and jointed rapalas. Lures out fished stick baits. The water is warming and will be bring in the King Salmon soon! We have openings available for May

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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