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Fishing Report September - October Ludington MI

  • By Gary Smith
  • 31 Oct, 2015


Lake Michigan Fishing Report for October 6, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on October 6th, 2015
We fished offshore this AM 10 plus miles slightly SW of port in the 40 to 42 west line. There was a steep temp incline from 45 to 55 degree surface temp and steelhead were there, we boated 6 for 8 fish on. Bites were all on clean lines, 1.5 and 2 color leadcores. Spoons with orange and brass color, Starburst gold stinger, and yeager stingers all took bites. No Downrigger or divers bites though we marked lots of big fish and bait from 40 to 120 feet deep.

This was the last trip of the season for Rodmaster Fishing Charters. Our team would like to thank all of you that joined us for fishing this past year and we look forward to seeing you next year . We anticipate another very busy season in 2016 so don't forget to book your trip well in advance.
Captain Gary Smith
www.rodmasterfishing.com
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(517) 712-8709


Ludington Fishing Report for Sept. 23, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on September 23rd, 2015

Offshore fishery is picking up. We fished in 350 fow this am and had 12 fish on but only able to get 6 in the net. Nice mix catches of mature and next year kings, steelhead, coho, and Lake trout. Our bites came on 5, 6, and 8 color cores with orange and green proking, Starburst gold, fireball spoons, 300 copper with 11 in white crush paddle and pickled sunshine fly, Downrigger down 62 ft sarge moonshine spoon, slider with yeager spoon, Downrigger down 110 with king flasher uv and balls down meatrig, high diver out 190 with hit man spoon.  
Captain Gary Smith 517.712.8709

Ludington Fishing Report for Sept. 20, 2015

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

Fishing was good to today offshore in 300 to 400 fow. We had 15 bites boated a nice mix of kings, coho, steelhead and Lake trout. Our bites came on high divers out 100 with fireball and green proking spoons, riggers with green dolphin and yeager bomber spoons set at 55, 45, (with sliders) and 120 down with nbk green spindoctor and uv ice meatrig. 350 copper with green sparkler spindoctor and yellow uv ice meatrig, 2 color with Starburst spoon, 6 color with Starburst gold spoon.
We have a few spots left for fishing days over the next few weeks. Call us at 517.712.8709 or check out our website at www.rodmasterfishing.com .

Ludington Fishing Report for Sept. 12, 2015

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

We fished North of Ludington working shallow waters for staging kings. The day was cloudy and raining, perfect for fishing. We had 13 bites and boated 8 fish. We lost two big kings tangled in lines. One threw the hook the other broke the line. They were on lucky charm plug on rigger 35 ft and blue splatter back plug on 5 color lead core. More bites came on orange and green proking spoon on rigger down 22 ft. Green jeans spoon out 65 ft on high diver, gold starburst spoon on 3 color leadcore, MOP plug on 6 color, green jeans spoon on 4 color, fire tiger spin doctor / orange squid on rigger 25 down, and green ladder back plug on 8 color.
There are still plenty of staging fish to be caught. Check more of our action at www.rodmasterfishing.com or Facebook RodmasterFishingChartersLLC  
Captain Gary 517.712.8709


Ludington Fishing Report for Sept. 6, 2015

Posted for Ludington by Captain Gary Smith of   Rodmaster Fishing Charters, LLC   on September 6th, 2015

Fishing in September remains great! There are still lots of mature kings in the lake waiting for the catching. We fished north again in 110 fow to 240 fow. Fish were biting on 250, 350, and 300 coppers. Plug bites were blue splatter back, blue glow, and mother of pearl. Wire divers, low wire at 100 and 220 ft, high wires at 150 and 240 ft. Green nbk spin doctor green mile meatrig, mountain dew spindoctor with black ice meatrig, frog spindoctor with green uv ice meatrig, Kevins girlfriend spindoctor with green mile meatrig. Rigger at 75 and 85 with plugs. We had one spoon bite moonshine striptastic on a slider.
We have weekday slots open in September call 517 712-8709 or checkout our website: www.rodmasterfishing.com for more information.


Ludington Fishing Report for Sept. 2, 2015

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

Fishing continues to remain strong with lots of mature kings still in the big lake . We fished north today in water ranging from 120 to 200 fow. Bites came on almost everything we had in water. 10 color leadcore, 200, 250, 300, 350, and 400 copper with plugs.... lucky charm, blue splatter back, green ladder back, green splatter back, and clown . Spoons were orange and green proking, blue jeans, and striptastic. High diver out 150 with Kevin girlfriend spindoctor and green mile meatrig. Green NBK spindoctor with black ice meatrig on low wire 150. Best rigger was 110 down with John king stimulus flasher and moo moo meat rig.  
Check out our website at www.rodmasterfishing.com
Captain Gary 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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