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Fishing Reports July 2015 Ludington MI

  • By Gary Smith
  • 31 Oct, 2015


Lake Michigan Fishing Report for July 28, 2015

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

Salmon fishing North of Ludington continues to be good. Today we worked hard for our catch of big kings. Fish bites came on 100, 200, 250 copper lines with racer spindoctor and sour apple fly, orange and green pro king spoon, spindoctors green sparkler/green uv ice meatrig, yellow sparkler/yellow uv ice meatrig, low diver out 80 and 120 nbk chrome killer/frog meat rig, green jeans/green mile meatrig and Downrigger at 55 ft with sarge spoon. Don't delay, book today your upcoming opportunity for a fun fishing experience. WWW.RODMASTERFISHING.COM or 517.712.8709

Ludington Fishing Report for July 27, 2015

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

Fishing north of Ludington with calm seas, and bright sun, made us work for our bites today. We did "pick" through the day and ended with a nice box of fish. Bites came on high wire dipsey 120 ft and 140 ft showtime spindoctor and blue moo moo, high fire diver 120 ft splatter back plug low wire 80 ft and 110 ft with chrome atomic killer spindoctor and green frog meat rig, Downrigger 100 ft with mountain dew spindoctor and green spin n glow, 150, 200, and 250 coppers with mountain dew nbk, green sparkler, yellow sparkler, Kevins girlfriend spindoctors and meatrigs, green Protroll and fourth of July meatrig. Call now to reserve your fun fishing time! 517.712.8709... website www.rodmasterfishing.com

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for July 24, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on July 24th, 2015
Fishing today was a little more work with 10 bites and 6 fish boated. We fished north again and suspect that the warmer water combined with heavier boat traffic slowed the bite. Fish bit on 250 and 400 copper with Kevin's girlfriend and uv green ice meatrig rig and nbk spindoctor with yellow uv meat rig. Wire divers 145 and 150 for lows with green sparkler/uv yellow ice meatrig and showtime with blue moo moo meatrig. Stimulus flasher/moo moo meat rig. RodMaster Fishing Charters 517.712.8709


Ludington Fishing Report for July 23, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on July 23rd, 2015
Fishing remains excellent North of Ludington in 120 fow to 220 fow. Today we had 18 fish bite, hooked up with 12 and boated 9 of those. Our biggest was 21 lbs that came on 80 ft of copper with a sarge spoon. That also took a stealhead. Other bites came on Green Pro troll echip with 4th July meatrig on 200 copper , stimulus flasher (aka Obama clown) with moo moo meatrig on rigger 60 ft down, Kevins girlfriend with green uv ice, netminder with blue moo moo, sparkler with yellow uv ice on high and low diver 100 ft to 275 out.
Now is the time to book your charter! Give us a call! 517.712.8709

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for July 22, 2015

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

Fishing continues to be strong with a fast early morning bite near Big Sable Point North of Ludington! Fish were biting in 100 to 250 feet of water. Our hottest rod today was a high diver out 145 with a yellow sparkler spindoctor and yellow uv ice meatrig. Of the over 17 bites, fish also liked Kevin's girlfriend with green uv ice meatrig on low diver out 80 ft, 250 copper with 10 inch nbk spindoctor and green meatrig, high diver out 120 with tin can and squid, 200 copper with showtime spindoctor and blue moo moo meatrig, netminder 10 inch spindoctor with moo moo meat rig on low diver 145 ft, rigger down 100 ft with purple stingray spoon, 8 color leadcore with orange/green proking and 2 color lead core with gold starburst.  
Now is the time to book peak action fishing! Call us at (517)712-8709...check us out on Facebook and our website.. www.rodmasterfishing.com

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for July 20, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on July 20th, 2015

Congratulations to all Ludington offshore tournament winners! Fishing this past week has been interesting to say the least with storms, fog, and inconsistent bite. Monday appears to be a turning point. We went north to fish near Big Point Sable in deep water and hit fish with our 5th rod in a high wire diver out 140 ft with Kevin's girlfriend's spindoctor and green uv meatrig. That rig went numerous times. High diver out 160 with tincan and squid, 250 copper, 200 copper, 300 copper with green sparkler, yellow sparkler and uv ice meatrig, Kevin's girlfriend with blue moo moo meatrig. Lead core 2 color with goldstarburst spoon and riggers at 75 with 10 in netminder spindoctor and blue moo moo meat rig were productive. We also took fish on a modified uv spindoctor with big weenie blue uv spot meat rig. Our low divers never took a hit.
We have a few spots open for a fun fishing time...give us a call at 517.712.8709 and schedule your trip with RodMaster Charters.


Lake Michigan Fishing Report for July 11, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on July 11th, 2015

Fishing north of Ludington on the bank was slow once again. We pulled lines and ran NW to the 17 and 41 line in 770 feet of water. We had 12 fish on but they were not biting aggressively and we managed to keep 7 on to the net. Fish were biting Freakin Johnson, Pats Bait, carmel dolphin, custom orange, proking bumble bee, and starbusrt spoons on flat lines, flat line with 1/4 ounce lead, 1, 2, 3, & 5 colors of lead core, high diver out 65 ft with green echip pro troll flasher and blue howie fly, and down rigger at 30 feet with UV beefeater, down rigger at 60 ft with purple paddle and mirage fly. Fishing will be on a steady up tick now... book a fishing trip of memories with us!


Lake Michigan Fishing Report for July 10, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on July 10th, 2015

Fishing was slow for most today. We started north on the bank. Within the first half hour we had a large king hit a blue spin doctor with aqua blue fly. After a lengthy fight he managed to twist the hook out. Boat traffic picked up and we speculate with clear cold water the fish scattered. Later we picked up a nice steelhead on the same high diver combo out 70 ft. Long run to the 17 line we picked at 7 more Lakers and steelhead. Flat lines 1 color 2 color with custom orange spoon, git r done, Starburst and UV beefeater on rigger down 30 were producers. Good fishing to ya!

Lake Michigan Fishing Report for July 3, 2015

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

Family fishing fun today! We fished NW of Ludington in 800 fow of water for a mixed catch of lake trout, steelhead, coho, and kings. Fish bites came on clean lines, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, lead core, 80 ft copper, 1/8 oz lead wt, with spoons: Starburst gold and silver, Yeager miester, steelie stomper, mixed veggie, orange/green pro king, Goldie locks, fireball. Low diver out 60 with green e chip flasher and Howie blue boy fly, and Downriggers at 30 with green m&m spoon. See me action on FACEBOOK: Rodmaster Fishing Charters LLC  
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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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