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  1. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name:lady j ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):see above Time on Water:3-4 hrs each day Weather/Temp: Wind Speed/Direction: Waves: bumpy Surface Temp: 73-74 Location: finger ,haystack trench LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: 19 Total Boated:10 browns ,3 skippy chinooks Species Breakdown: Hot Lure: stingers nbks Trolling Speed: 2.4 -3.1sog Down Speed: Boat Depth: Lure Depth:81 and 115 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== well,considering the blow (winds ) that went all weekend it still turned out to be an o.k weekend.more browns were to be had and it seems as though the browns just keep on getting bigger each wk.at least they were bigger than in the earlier part of the season when they were coming off the big boards. set up in 140 ft of water and headed south aiming for the cooling towers.as always i set up a3 rigger spread and also put the dipsy out to play on the port side.started putting out the third rigger when the starboard rigger fired resulting in a nice 7 lb laker. released that fish and reset the rigger a nd i was finally able to put the wire dipsy down. loaded it up with a green blue asnd silver spin dr. and a chewed up white atomik ts fly.set it back on a2 1/2 setting 250 ft back.set it in the rod holder.took over driving duties so that wifey coul;d take a nap. well,that nap was a short one as about seven short minutes after i took the wheel the wire rig started screaming bloody murder taking the line counter from the 250 ft that it was recently at to 440 ft in a matter of about 12 seconds. about 12 minutes later i was finally able to get the monster to within 65 ft of the end of the rod when she decided to do some massive head thrashing and broke loose,resulting in heart break,exhaustion and a tiny chunk of a salmons mouth on a rather empty atomik fly. oh well,thats how it goes sometimes. any ways the rest of the day and weekend was productive with more fish caught,sunrays and asuprise visit from my son. stingers in dolphins colors ,nbks ,and green spinnies crazy **** atomik flies and a wolverine blue chilly willy spoon(an ol fav of mine)all did their duty for me.140 fow lucky depths were 81 and 115 and i also took a nice brown up high in 56 fow. taking this next wkend off to enjoy the harbor fest with wife and kids and friends. have a good week! mike m
  2. Jeff,it all depends.if it s rocking out there i will make a run south(waves up there are normally from the south/southwest)turn around and follow the waves in for a smoother ride for the wifey.if its calm,i start from the north and head s/sw about 240 -270 deg,from the light house or center of the trench. whats ur boat name?, i'll try to give u shout if u are out this wkend. mike m
  3. Kev,the haystack is about 3-4 miles south of the light house. if u can get ahold of some NOAA charts you can actually see the structure is shaped like its name.not so much pointy ,but hump shaped sorta. i have a 22ft fiberglass boat and i do agree it can get hairy good luck and be careful! this season! mike m
  4. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name:Lady J ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s): Time on Water:3hrs saturday 4 hrs sunday Weather/Temp:90's Wind Speed/Direction: Waves: 2 ft give or take Surface Temp: 73 Location:haystack to lighthouse LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits: Total Boated:12 browns,four kings Species Breakdown: Hot Lure: stingers Trolling Speed: 2.3-2.9 Down Speed: Boat Depth: 140fow Lure Depth: 120 ,90 65 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== basically ,it was a carbon copy weekend of july 4th weekend.browns o'plenty and some bonus chinook skippies to boot. sundays turkey platter size king came on a wire dipsey with a two tone green and blue spinnie dragging a very beat up lil boy blue atomik fly. it was good to see the dipsey bounce for the first time this year. that king didnt make it to the camera due to low memory on the card...damn wedding pics oh well! was about turkey platter size as mentioned above. gave it to my neighbor who loves salmon but doesnt get out too much. anyways' great weather,great fishng,great weekend. the wedding was fun too!!! mike m
  5. nice job,kev! i was out there too,trolled between the haystack and the light house. will be posting my report in just a bit. nice pics! mike m
  6. i should be heading out to the finger /Haystack area on saturday morning. i'll be on ch.19.boat name is below my avatar. have a good week end,folks! mike m
  7. one word ..."haystack". if u know where it is, go there and run some wire dipseys in green/crushed glo/ mt dew spin drs,with atomik hammer flies. and have some fun! mike m
  8. goog luck in the lanes,Steve, watch out for those deep currents. find the bait pods and you'll find the fish!!! good luck, mike m
  9. steve,try in a little closer to the trench.if you know that area well,the you will want to try fishing the "finger".coming off the light house head between 240 &270 deg on compass till you hit 140 fow. the finger has been hot lately,for both browns and small kings.not bad for this area this soon. see my post below "henderson report 7-5 2011" mike m
  10. try this http://www.fishdoctorcharters.com click on video tips and you will see a tip on how to tie a tournament fly knot,click on it. good luck! mike m
  11. forgot to add these pics to the above pics.the skinny fish are chinooks and a white fish.
  12. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name:lady j ============== TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):7-5-2011 Time on Water:5hrs Weather/Temp:sunny ,hot...nice Wind Speed/Direction:from the west Waves: 1.5 -2.5 Surface Temp:68 Location: LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits:10 Total Boated:9 Species Breakdown:browns chinook white fish Hot Lure: stingers Trolling Speed: 2,4-2.9 Down Speed: Boat Depth: 140fow Lure Depth: 120 ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ====================took an extra day off this past weekend to recoop from my sons graduation party.so,decided to go after some browns out at the finger.glad i did as i went 9 for ten total which is not too shabbie foir this area this time of year.michael jackson style stingers,nbks ,chicken wings all worked .lures did not work without flouro leaders.tried it as an experiment.they just would not fire,put floro back on and wham!! five footballs,three skippies and a white fish....yum! mike m
  13. may be a stupid question,but need to ask,how do you measure sea/drift bags? i wanna think you lay them down flat so they look like a bell. then measure across the bottom from end to end? thanx for the help! mike m
  14. just went on their website,u r right they dont have much info/address phone number,etc for making themselves available.hmmm,thats not good! anyways i get mine at jons tackle in Meheeeco(mexico)ny.
  15. i see ur from b'ville....i live in phoenix.
  16. the jake 45 micky finn is my all time "go to"spoon....it flat out rocks!! i think it may be becuse it looks like an Alewive. i need to get some more and run them all as a school.hmmmm! mike m ps,try calling direct?
  17. sweet fly,must have,must get,me get fly now. any chance of someone posting apic of one rigged with hooks and all in pic.much appreciated,thanx,guy's! mike m
  18. troller,nice job! that is a hawg of a brown trout!! i summer weekends out of Henderson Harbor,father in -law has a cottage up there. been good up ther so far,knock on wood!lol! they are hitting good off the old coastie station off galloo island going towards gas bouy. thanks for the report and eye candy, mike m
  19. mmm,like to soak mine in Lemon & Garlic marinade for a few hrs.them put it in a grilling basket..spray it with butter and squezze lemon juice onto it occasionally,while constantly flipping it over a flame. sweetness!!!! mike m
  20. 91/2ft.Diawa Heartland rods with twilli tips,diawa 47lc reels,30#7 strand mason wire.wolverine stealth(clear snubbers)been running this set up for many years.wire rocks!!!! mike m
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