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Lake Superior May 24-26, 2013

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Here is my report from fishing about 80 miles up the shore this past weekend. I have made five trips up the north shore now and this was by far the WORST fishing that I have had.

We fished two hours on Friday evening (5/24) and went 0 for 0. The lake was flat calm though and the sunset was nice.

We fished from 5:15 until 11:00 on Saturday morning (5/25) and went 2 for 2. One was about a 2lb laker and the other was a 28.5" king. Laker came on a glow peacock spoon and the king came on a glow orange easter egg spoon. We had other releases but I think that they were due to the waves becasue we never actually felt a fish on. Had to get off the lake at 11:00 because the waves had built to 4 feet and were pretty choppy.

We fished from 5:45 until 10:30 on Sunday morning (5/26) and went 1 for 1 with a small 1lb laker caught on a glow peacock spoon. Again we had some releases that were probably due to the waves.......... And got blown off by the East winds!!!

Water temps were 34.5 to 35. I wasn't marking fish in my typical haunts (95'-120') but I did mark fish 180' - 260' down in 180' to 300' feet of water. We tried letting out 190' on the downriggers for a few hours but nothing hit and it's goofy fishing with that much blowback. I use 13lb pancake weights. Does anybody successfully target lakers when they are 180'-260' feet down?


28.5" king

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Thanks for the report.

We fish them in the 200 foot range in August and September. A wire rod with a 1lb ball is good way to target them at that depth also. We also will use lead core rods off the riggers for depth stealth approach. Usually flasher/flies work better when fishing that deep and trolling slow.

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