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I fished all day Friday and didn't get a bite! I think this is the first time ever to get skunked on LOW. I guess that is why they call it fishing! I downrigged out of Long Point and Rocky Point for six hours at depths from 30-36 feet with SR-5 shad takers? Then I drifted over 12 mile reef with a spinner and crawler for two hours...nothing! It wasn't in the cards for me and my 14 year old daughter that I dragged out of bed at 6:00am wasn't impressed either! Where are the hot spot areas for downrigging right now?

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Hi, There were 6 of us out of Adrians from the 19th to the 23rd. Fished out by the Charter boats dragging leeches crawlers and minnows with few bites. I didn't see any quality fish at all. The fish that were caught were 13" to 16" at best. We did catch 4 Sturgeon in the river largest was 50 1/2" next was a 371/2 caught on a walleye rod, that was alot of fun. But basically they Walleye had heat stroke and lock jaw. Good Fishin'

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You should try some of the smaller reefs such as Pedros, the humps north of 12, Lemms, ect. I tried Arnesens reef the other day and it was a whole lot of boats and a whole lot of baby fish. Downrigging try starting halfway between Arnesens and 12 and fish your way north a few miles or vice versa. Way way out infront of LP would be worth a try, east of 16 is always good. I hear its hot at Stoney or was. Try setting your ball high like 20 feet down or so. Goodluck

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