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.
Frankfort Fishing Report: 8/10/10
King Salmon fishing out of Frankfort in at its prime!! We went 19-22 last night on all nice size kings. Average size about 15 pounds. Our best depth of water was 130 foot. We were targeting the 75 foot range. Very good temp break at about 70. Best baits were green/glow plugs on riggers using Stinger pancake cannonballs. Meat rigs with red teasers caught several fish. They were fished on wire divers out 180-220. The time is now to fish Frankfort!!
Frankfort fishing report 7/27/10:
Team Hawgtide fished this past weekend out of Onekama for the “Best of the Best” tournament and the Manistee “Big Boys” tournament. Finished 7th and 10th places. These were both “no-cull” events. Targeting only big fish is a must! We caught all of our fish all days but had too many small fish mixed into our catch. Best baits for mature kings were meat rigs on divers out 200-350 feet. Also “J-plugs” on 400-500 foot copper rigs. Stinger 24 pound cannonball down 200 foot worked for several fish. 125 to 220 fow was the most productive location. 50 degree water was down about 90 foot.
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.