Aug 2, 2015 Fishing Report

Another great week of fishing with some limit or near limit catches of salmon steelhead and lake trout. For example, Friday we caught 17 fish, Saturday we caught 18 fish and on Sunday (in 4 to 6 foot seas) we caught 8. The salmon are running close to 20 pounds and the lake trout are pushing 15 pounds. Fishing the 80 to 95 foot depth continues to produce some very good catches, however, there were some nice silver fish caught out in 120 to 140 foot of water.

The steelheads are coming on Silver Horde plugs (green speckle back and silver red head) on the 150 foot and 200 foot copper lines. The best combination for salmon continues to be the Pro Troll flashers (blue bubble white blade, blue bubble silver blade and mix veggie) and the Rapture Oceana and Oceana Tuli flies. This fly/flasher combination continues to produce multiple times during a trip. The Dipsy Divers were producing with Gold Star metal flashers and white/glow and green/chartreuse spin n glos. The high divers produced both salmon and trout with green/glow and silver/mountain dew flashers and the Rapture Green Hypnotist fly. Downriggers on the bottom with metal flashers and spin n glos produced most of the lake trout.

I have not heard any thing about perch this past week, however with the water warming up; they should be in the 35 to 50 foot depth.

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Fish Species: Chinook Salmon Lake Trout
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About The Author: Captain Ron Westrate

Company: CoHooker Charter Fishing Service

Area Reporting: Lake Michigan, Port of Saugatuck

Bio: CoHooker Charter Fishing Service is operated by a father and son team and has been in business for 33 years out of the Port of Saugatuck. We operate a 29 foot Luhrs Tournamenet that is insured licensed and fully equipped with the latest in electronics and fishing gear. We serve as prostaff for Scotty downriggers, Pro Troll Falshers, G flies and Raider lures.

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