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.