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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 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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