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  1. With the colder water moving up you likely will not have to go out that far as J.D. mentioned. We usually set in 350-400 fow this time of year and point N. Would save you a few miles on your trip. Normally don’t need to go out quite that far to find migrating matures in August. good luck and be safe.
  2. Good catch Unreel. You are correct. That was 3 beers and 3 hrs of sleep typing.
  3. Fish are right on schedule with a fantastic offshore mature bite this morning! Slightly east of I-Bay, 600 + fow, 12 miles offshore. 100-120 down was best, but temp was coming up fast by late morning. Anything white was good. Best Spoon being a lure I call the ghost, which is glow cup, white face with black the silver ladder back. Great spoon when matures are down deep offshore. Wonderbread spin docs with meat on wire divers good as well. Good luck
  4. The 200 to 500 fow NE out of Ibay in August is a fantastic area to intercept the matures heading east. The ledge starts 1/2 between Ibay and Webster. No more going west for me after this weekend.
  5. Wow. Glad everybody made it out safe. One common thread with boats going down is how fast it can happen. Having quick access to a life jacket is so important! Probably not a bad idea to leave some out so they float on the surface if you can’t get to them fast enough. Something I hope I never have to think about but it can happen to any of us.
  6. Morning bit was ok this morning then died for us. Everybody I spoke with struggled after the morn bite. Didn’t mark any bait all day which is probably why fishing was slow. Mostly fished 100-200 ft right off the point. Carbon 14 spoon was the only spoon that was halfway consistent. Great day though weather wise. Our fish came down 60-70ft.
  7. Wow. If you told me that fish was 35lbs I would have believed you. That thing looks huuuuuge! Nice job.
  8. Never trust a wind forecast more than a day in advance. Forecast has changed 3 times already. 5-10 mph from the west currently all weekend. Could change again by tonight. Usually when storm cells are coming through like they are this weekend you will get cells or short periods of wind as the storm moves through so still need to be careful. Predicting wind when a front is moving in can be tricky. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve been burned by trusting a wind forecast.
  9. IMO best bet out of Ibay would be to run west instead of deep. On a calm day 15- 20 min run to the west will get you in to a consistent salmon bite this time of year in <150 fow. Come August you can’t beat the offshore waters NE out of Ibay. The past two years were the only years I can remember having a steady salmon bite directly out of Ibay before August. This year, we are back to normal. We fished all the way down by Watoma Shoals today and it was a 30 min run to the mouth of Ibay from there. Worth it IMO.
  10. Ran way west this morning. Set up at Braddocks point and went west from there. Slow pick until we hit Watoma Shoals at around 9am. Steady king bite from there with a laker, coho, and steelhead mixed in. Fished down in the 65ft to 70 ft range over 120-160 fow. Wonderbread spoons on riggers were best and two face spin doctors on dipseys. Good luck.
  11. Lake should be very fishable in any wind that is 10 knots or less.
  12. I got the coated net with the largest hoop and 6-9 ft extendable. Love it
  13. Just got a Beckman from fishusa. Best Net I’ve ever used.
  14. Was hoping to report out on the lake real time but had poor connection. Lots of kings and steelhead today between the Genny and Braddocks. Kings up to 22lbs and jumbo steelhead. Went all the way out to 400 FOW, but best king bite was 200-220 fow. Never really made it much past Braddocks from the East. Fishing 80-90 down on riggers and free sliders took a few steelhead too. Came in to 175 fow at 10 am and trolled East from Braddocks. Steelhead one after another until the last pond when we pulled at 11:30. No mvp lure today although most kings came off various spin docs on dipseys and steelhead on various spoons off riggers down 80 and on free sliders. Carbon 14 in the early morn, NBK, custom blue chartreuse nk 28 probably the best late morn. Was cool to see fish porpoising chasing alewife on surface first thing in the morn. Looked like Sharks with dorsals out of water. Didn’t mark a single bait school all morning and fish marks were scarce as well, but rods were snapping! Hope this helps and good luck out there.
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