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Frankfort Fishing Report:

VERY nice catches of king salmon are starting to come into Frankfort. One group came in with a 23 pounder!  Most catches have been from straight out and to the south to the Herring Hole. 90-150 fow.  Downriggers 70-90 feet down with flashers/flies and leadcores/copper lines with spoons.  10 color to 300 copper range have all been good.

Traverse City Fishing Report:

Fished the GTASFA weekly Fishing League last night in West GT Bay.  We finished 1st place with a 6 pound lake trout.  It was caught trolling a 200 copper rig with a Stinger Modified Blue Dolphin spoon (see picture). Trout fishing in both GT Bays have been awesome this spring. Most all our fish have been caught in 40-70 fow.

Book your charter trip today!  Prime dates are starting to fill up.
-Captain Andy
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Frankfort Fishing Report 10/12/10:


Fished out of Frankfort and boated 7 fish for about 12-13 bites.  Steelhead and small kings were caught.  The best action was in about 65-95 fow and just north of the harbor in front of “The Saddle”. All spoons were used on 14 rods.  Best set-up was smaller spoons on 3 color leadcore on planer boards.  Downriggers down no deeper that 45 also had bites.

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Frankfort Fishing Report 6/28/10:
King salmon are coming down deep!  We have found our fish 100 to 200 down on riggers.  Water temps have been 63 on the surface and around 50 at 100-110 down. This past weekend our best bait was the Stinger “Modified Carmel Dolphin” spoon. Most action came straight out front in 130-200 fow and north. Uncle Sam Shootout tournament this Sunday. Check out www.GTASFA.com for info.

Traverse City Fishing Report:
Mature salmon are starting to get caught on a regular basis in both bays. 400 to 600 copper rigs have worked well. Very nice size lakers as well are being caught just about anywhere.  Troll the drop-offs in 100-150 fow. Trout like a slower troll 1.5-2 mph.
Cherry festival starts this Saturday!

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Frankfort fishing report: 6/1/10
Fished this past weekend out of Arcadia in the Onekama Shakedown Tournament.  Fishing was slooowww!!  Our best bites came 17-20 miles offshore.   We found some colder water (48-49 degrees) and boxed 3 steelhead, 2 lake trout and a few small kings. The inshore bite for kings was extremely tough (probably due to the 7 am start time ).  We ended up 8th place with the ladies on Friday and 7th place for the main tourney.

Traverse City East Bay fishing report: 6/2/10
Finished 2nd place in the GTASFA weekly fishing league last night.  We set up for lake trout in about 30-50 fow and picked away on them all night.  Most trout came on 3-7 colors of leadcore. All spoons. The big surprise was a that we caught a nice 11 pound king on a 3 color leadcore right at dark.  It took 2nd to a 14 pound king! Several 4 year old salmon were caught.  Hats off to GTASFA net pen stocking program (in its 4th year, by the way!) TC trout this Saturday.

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Frankfort fishing report 5/22/10.
Fished sat and sun for salmon north of Frankfort on “the bank”. We went 14 for 20 on all nice size kings. The best fishing was in about 150 to 200 fow.  Downriggers down 125 feet using the Stinger 25 lb. ball did the most damage.    We were pulling a 13 inch white Protroll flasher and a Rapture Hypnotist fly.  Divers were also good from 125 to 200 out. 400 coppers with Stinger NBK spoons went several times. Water temps were about 50 degrees.
Traverse City West Bay fishing report.
Trout fishing is heating up! We trolled in 50 fow with 6 colors of leadcore and 200 foot of copper pulling gold with orange medium size Stinger spoons. The east side by the gravel pit has been good. Water temps are now in the low 50s.

-Captain Andy

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Frankfort: 5/16/10
Water temps have been very cold do to a week of east winds.  Sunday the 16th surface temps were 44-45 degrees.  Ran a trip in the morning and manage to catch just a handful of lake trout.  No salmon!  We fished the bank in 100-130 fow.  Trout were coming close to the bottom.  Standard trout program.  Cowbells and dodgers… Salmon are very close to Frankfort. The boys in Manistee have been catching salmon. This week of south winds should bring them up.

Traverse City. West Bay: 5/17/10
Lake trout in the shallows!  Trolling with short cores anywhere from 25-50 fow has been good and this will only get better.  Water temps are 45-49 degrees today. Spoons with orange and gold have worked for us.

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Frankfort: still catching a mixed bag of browns, steelhead, lake trout and the occasional salmon trolling anywhere from 4 to 70 fow. Smaller spoons light the Stinger Stingray and body baits like Rapalas and Bombers have all worked.  The best spot has been the darker colored water out front of the pier heads.

Traverse city: lake trout seem to still be in deeper water (100 foot or more).  Water temps still in the 40’s.  Look forward to the shallow water trout program soon to come. Also we are seeing some real nice size lakers this year.  Should have several over the slot size weighed in at the June trout derby!

-Captain Andy

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Weekly Michigan Fishing Report from the DNR

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10364-34956–,00.html

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