Just a few weeks left in my big water season…
Summer is flying by….and its been a busy one for us on the Hattrick. The fishing this year has been much improved most days, although there are still some tougher days in the mix, or days when the fish win more of the battles than us. Its now mid August and the big kings are still impressing us with the sizes of these fish. Fat chunky coho are also around…throw in some steelhead and lake trout and you have the recipe for some good fishing in Ludington.
The hot baits continue to be flashers with meat rigs baited up with the familiar bite herring strips. White flashers seem to be edging out some of the other colors right now. Although the stinger yellow bikini bottom e chip flasher with a green crinkle fly has been a daily staple on my boat. Plugs in green splatter back and double glow have been good early and late. Mag silver streak glo mixed veggies and hot lobster are also good.
We still have a few morning charters available, so give us a call if you would like to scrap with some very nice fish.
Heading into prime time!!
Its that time of year when the rules start to change for our King salmon as they begin to stage for their fall spawning run. Water temps mean a little less, and their appetites start to change as they become more aggressive at times and more moody at others. The best King bites are at first and last light, they can be short but sweet with multiple hookups and controlled or not so controlled chaos on the boat. The fish are running large and the waters are cool, making the fish hard to handle at the back of the boat at times. We are still seeing a good number of coho, steelhead and a few lake trout mixing in as well…..in short the fishing has been good and its time to lock in your charter to take advantage of this seasons prime fishing.
Hot baits have been black flashers with moo moo meat rigs first thing, then chrome based flashers with brighter colors with either meat rigs or green crinkle flies.
My best plug has been a ace high green splatter back, best spoons have been oranges up high, and glows or dolphin patterns deeper in the water column.
Give us a call or text to get more info or to lock in a charter with us.
The King has returned!!
Just in time for the big Ludington tournaments the KING has returned!!! The numbers started out slow last week but seemed to get better daily, with decent King salmon fishing now from Big Sable point south to Little Sable point. Steelhead, Coho’s and Lake Trout are also showing up in the catch. Basically the fishing is pretty good most days. The Kings are running on the large size as well…..we’ve recently boated a few over 23 pounds. if you’ve been waiting for the Salmon fishing to get better this summer, that time is now, dates are filling in so give us a call to get your shot at a big KING salmon.
Hot baits have been either flies or meat rigs behind flashers or spin doctors with a chrome base, UV tapes are helping as well. Bait your meat rigs with Familiar bite hatting strips for the most consistent roll.
Hot spoon colors have been oranges in the top 40′ blues and greens below that, moonshines deep down and early and late.