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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 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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