Tag Archives: salmon

KING Of The GREAT LAKES

The Power, strength, speed, endurance and awesome fighting ability of an adult (KING) Chinook Salmon makes them worthy of the title “KING OF THE GREAT LAKES”!  Fighting a 30 pound King  provides enough excitement and fun to rank as the ultimate Fresh water trolling thrill! There is no doubt, salmon claim the title as the […] Read more
Category: Salmon & Trout

Early Ice Out Salmon Bonanza

Southern Lake Michigan is the capital of the Coho Salmon fishery. Indiana’s shoreline begins  attracting crowds of boats as soon as the ice leaves, usually in March.  If it warms up and we get lots of warm rain towards the end of February, no doubt it could be early March. Let’s hope so! Small boat […] Read more

SNAGGING…..LET THEM SPAWN!

“It is only the inexperienced and thoughtless who find pleasure in killing fish for the mere sake of killing them. No sportsman does this.”  – W.C. Prime, 1888 Here is an article I found written some time back….. I feel the same way about this goofy activity! “Every October, a strange and gruesome spectacle takes place Read more

The Great St.Joe Michigan

Spring salmon fishing in St. Joe, Michigan is second to none!  As the waters begin to warm in the spring, bait fish flock to these waters, bringing the predator fish with them. During this time fishing is phenomenal from all of southern Lake Michigan, especially the port of St Joseph. The warm outflow from the St […] Read more

Great Lakes Trolling Flies

These (4) Great Lakes Trolling TyFlys are built using #4 2X strong treble hooks, 30 lb. high impact mono leaders. A Dodger, flasher or Spin Doctor gives action to the fly, causing the fly to flutter and weave thru the water. This action gives the fly the appearance that a salmon or trout (the doger, […] Read more

Musky vs Chinook Salmon

 There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process!  Question: What would you rather catch, a 32 lb musky, or a 28 lb King Salmon? NOTHING MAKES A FISH BIGGER THAN ALMOST BEING CAUGHT […] Read more

Great Lakes Salmon (King & Queen)

Chinook (The King of the Great Lakes) The power, strength, speed, endurance and awesome fighting capabilities of an adult Chinook Salmon makes them worthy of the title “KING.” Fighting a 30 pounder provides enough excitement to rank as the ultimate trolling thrill! There is no doubt, Chinook Salmon claim the title as the Great Lakes […] Read more

Pastrick Marina (Jerose Park)

  Pastricks East Chicago Marina   Seems to be the best all-around location in the south end. The first 30 boats to launch each morning are free. Then, it’s $15 to launch. Located off Cline Avenue near Inland Steel. West: West is best. You will be protected by the shoreline and have calm waters. South: […] Read more

Solunar Tables (Best Time To Fish)

THE MOON & FISHING SOLUNAR TABLES…..Best fishing Times On the good days there are always times when the fish seem more ravenous and more plentiful than at other times of that same day. These periods, as a rule, last about two hours. All of us try to plan to take advantage of those feeding periods […] Read more

Fishing the Door

The fantastic Door County Peninsula   Some day when the fisher of men calls your number, consider yourself  fortunate if you’re granted your last wish to fish just one more time.  And if and when the opportunity presents itself, you just might want to make that last cast in the waters off the Door County […] Read more

Sister Bay (Close Encounter Of A Thirty Kind)

CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF A THIRTY KIND    SISTER BAY MARINA…..DOOR COUNTY PENINSULA WISCONSIN Some day when the fisher of men calls your number, consider yourself  fortunate if you’re granted your last wish to fish just one more time.  And if and when the opportunity presents itself, you just might want to make that last cast […] Read more

Dipsi Divers(The Poor Man’s Down Rigger)

The Famous Dipsy Diver (The poor man’s downrigger) Dipsi Divers, often called a poor man’s downrigger, are one of the greatest trolling  inventions of recent times.  In many ways, I think that  are even more effective than downriggers, because of the spread they offer(above). Downriggers are more effective in the Summer months when Read more